Bulgaria Arsenal SAM7R 7.62×39 Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 AK-47 AKM

SOLD FOR: $1,304

WOA#: WY240313BC007

Make: Bulgaria, Arsenal

Model:  SAM7R

Serial Number: AE 53 1518

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 7.62×39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the receiver cover is marked “1518” and the left side of the receiver is marked with a number “10” inside a double circle with “AE 53 1518” to its right. Below that on the left side of the receiver is marked with a logo and “arsenal / Las Vegas NV U.S.A.” Towards the rear of the left side of the receiver is marked “Model SAM7R Cal. 7.62×39 Made in BULGARIA”. Right side of the receiver is marked “S” and “F” next to the safety lever. The rear sight is marked, “1-8” and “D”.   The left side of the gas block is marked, “3”.  The left side of the carrier is marked “1518”.

Barrel Length: 16.25” threaded.  17.5” with the muzzle brake.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post and the rear sight is a “U” notched sliding leaf sight marked from “1 – 8” and “D”.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The two piece handguard, fixed buttstock and pistol grip are synthetic. This is a milled receiver from a hot-die, hammer-forged receiver blank by Arsenal in Bulgaria.  The pistol grip has a Finned Grip spacer installed that is easily removable.  The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition. There are no chips or cracks.  The stocks display little to no signs of handling.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One arsenal Bulgaria 10rd 7.62×39 magazine.

Type of Finish: Anodized Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. This is a chrome lined hammer forged barrel.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows little to no handling or operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition. This rifle appears unfired.

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: Total of one magazine and its owner’s manual.

Our Assessment: The Arsenal Bulgaria SAM7R is a highly regarded semi-automatic rifle that stands out for its exceptional build quality and reliability. Manufactured by Arsenal, a prominent Bulgarian firearms producer, the SAM7R is based on the famous AK-47 design and is known for its robust construction using a milled receiver from a solid block of high-quality steel, which differentiates it from the more common stamped receivers of many AK variants. This method enhances the rifle’s structural integrity and durability, providing a more stable shooting platform.

Chambered in 7.62x39mm, a cartridge renowned for its effectiveness in a wide range of shooting applications, the SAM7R is favored for both tactical and recreational shooting. The rifle’s milled receiver not only improves its overall lifespan but also helps absorb recoil more efficiently, leading to enhanced accuracy and comfort during firing. Additionally, the SAM7R features a chrome-lined, hammer-forged barrel which is known for its resistance to wear and corrosion, further extending the life of the rifle and maintaining its accuracy over time.

The SAM7R also comes equipped with modern enhancements such as a reinforced polymer stock set which includes a Warsaw Pact length buttstock, providing a durable and weather-resistant exterior. The ergonomic pistol grip and the side rail for mounting optics are practical additions that meet the needs of modern shooters. The rifle typically includes a cleaning rod, cleaning kit, and a 10-round magazine, with the ability to accept standard AK-47 magazines, enhancing its versatility and ease of use.

Overall, the Arsenal Bulgaria SAM7R is celebrated for its exceptional craftsmanship, reliability, and the superior performance it delivers. It’s a top choice among enthusiasts who value the robustness of the AK-47 design but desire a firearm built with even greater precision and durability, making it suitable for both serious tactical applications and general shooting enjoyment.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! -L.S.

Bulgaria Arsenal SAM7R 7.62x39 Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 AK-47 AKM
Bulgaria Arsenal SAM7R 7.62×39 Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 AK-47 AKM