Arsenal Bulgaria SAM7SF 7.62×39 Rifle AK47 AKM Milled Side Folder

SOLD FOR: $1,505

WOA#: WY231102JA028

Make: Bulgaria, Arsenal

Model: SAM7SF

Serial Number: KP 62 1156

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 7.62×39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked with a circle 10, “KP 62 1156”, “arsenal / Las Vegas NEV. U.S.A.”, “Model SAM7SF cal .7.62x39mm Made in BULGARIA”.  The left side of the dust cover is marked “1156”.  The left side of the bolt carrier is marked “1156”.  The left side of the gas block is marked “2-1”.  The bottom of the muzzle brake is marked “4UBG6”.

Barrel Length: 16.5” threaded. 18.75” with the muzzle brake.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post and the rear sight is a “U” notched sliding sight escalator marked from 1 – 8 and “D”.  The left side of the receiver has an optic mount.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is a tubular metal side folding stock with rubber buttpad.  The pistol grip is a serrated polymer grip.  The handguard is a two piece handguard with serrated sides.  The left side of the receiver has an optic mount. This is a milled receiver. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock rates as Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no visible erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few faint drag lines. There is little to no operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall this rifle rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This rifle comes with a Kalashnikov Hard Case with arsenal SAM7SF owner’s manual, sling, cleaning kit, and oiler.

Our Assessment: The Arsenal Bulgaria SAM7SF is a modern and highly regarded variant of the AK-47 platform, known for its durability, reliability, and exceptional build quality. Manufactured by Arsenal AD in Bulgaria, a company with a rich history of producing military-grade firearms, the SAM7SF stands out for its unique features and robust performance. This rifle is chambered in 7.62x39mm, a cartridge renowned for its versatility and effectiveness in various shooting conditions, from close-quarter combat to open-field engagements.

One of the defining characteristics of the SAM7SF is its milled receiver, which is forged and then machined from a solid block of high-quality steel. This process makes the SAM7SF more rigid and durable compared to rifles with stamped receivers, enhancing its overall accuracy and lifespan. Another notable feature is its right-side folding stock, which maintains a classic silhouette while offering improved convenience for storage and transport without compromising the rifle’s structural integrity or performance.

The SAM7SF also incorporates a unique ergonomic feature: an ambidextrous safety lever located within the thumb’s reach, allowing for quick and easy manipulation without shifting the shooter’s grip. This model is highly prized among enthusiasts and professionals who demand the highest standards of reliability and performance from their AK-platform rifles. With its combination of traditional AK-47 elements and modern enhancements, the Arsenal Bulgaria SAM7SF represents the pinnacle of AK design evolution, making it a sought-after firearm for collectors, shooting sports enthusiasts, and tactical users worldwide.  Please see our photo and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Arsenal Bulgaria SAM7SF 7.62x39 Rifle AK47 AKM Milled Side Folder
Arsenal Bulgaria SAM7SF 7.62×39 Rifle AK47 AKM Milled Side Folder