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Arsenal Inc. SA M-7

Arsenal Inc. SA M-7
This is my now sold Arsenal Inc. SA M-7. Technically, it was my second rifle, but the first was a lemon and I traded it back to the dealer for this one after a week. It is a semi-automatic clone of the Arsenal Bulgaria AR-M1. It’s milled receiver Kalashnikov (typical of Arsenal designs) in 7.62x39mm. Being that this rifle was produced during the AWB, Arsenal built it without the AK-74 style front sight block (as seen on their post-AWB-sunset SA M-7 A1 and SA M-7 A1 R). The only change that I did was to change the grip to one of Falcon Industries Ergo grips for a little bit more comfort. That is how it is pictured here. This particular rifle was manufactured in 2002 before Arsenal started to use spring-loaded firing pins. This is most obvious to the buyer, because at the same time Arsenal started selling their rifles with black bolt carriers as opposed to the phosphated gray. I truely enjoyed this rifle. It gave me no problems, was accurate, and just did what it was supposed to do. I regret selling it now. I sold it for two reason. First, it lacked a scope rail. When I purchased it, that did not bother me as I though AK’s just didn’t need optics of any sort. After having a red dot on my SAR-2, it was obvious how mistaken I was. Secondly, it didn’t have the spring-loaded firing pin. I decided to sell it to fund a new SA M-7 S which would have those features for less money than it would cost to add those features to my SA M-7. I placed the order for the SA M-7 S at the same time I ordered a SA M-5 S, but the SA M-7 S went on backorder that was eventually cancelled without my notification. By the time I found out that happened, the AWB was very near sunset and I chose to wait to see what happened. More than a year later, and I haven’t replaced it yet. The time will come eventually, I just don’t know when.
Arsenal Inc. SA M-7
2 Romanian SAR-2's and an Arsenal Inc. SA M-7
Arsenal Inc. SA M-7
Arsenal Inc. SA M-7
Arsenal Inc. SA M-7
Arsenal Inc. SA M-7
Arsenal Inc. SA M-7