Hungarian SA 85M 7.62×39 16.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 AKM w/ Sling

SOLD FOR: $1,460

WOA#: WY231129RT002

Make: Hungarian

Model: SA 85M

Serial Number: SM 16448

Year of Manufacture:  Modern

Caliber:  7.62×39

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked with serial number “SM 16448”, “FEG” logo.  “SA 85M CAL 7.62×39 / SEMI AUTOMATIC / MADE IN HUNGARY”.   “K.B.I. INC. / HARRISBURG, PA”.  The rear of the dust cover is marked “448”.  The left side of the bolt carrier is also marked with serial number “SM 16448”.  The bolt head is marked “SM 16448”.  The rear sight is marked “1-10” and “A” for the battle position.

Barrel Length:  16.25”

Sights / Optics:    The front sight is an adjustable post sight and the rear sight is an adjustable tangent leaf sight with sliding escalator.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The furniture set is made of mix matched wood.  The buttstock and grip match and the forend is made of a blonde wood.  The buttstock has a sling ring in the belly and a metal buttplate with trap door for cleaning kit storage (no kit included).  The pistol grip is smooth wood.  The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in Very Good overall condition. There are no chips or cracks. There are some nicks and compression marks.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 5rd 7.62×39 magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish:  Black

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its finish.  The balance of the finish shows some minor scratches on the receiver and dust cover but they remain fairly undetectable.  This rifle is pristine outside of minor mag wear on the catch.  Overall this rifle rates in Excellent condition.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its green canvas sling in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment: The Hungarian SA 85M stands out as a finely crafted semi-automatic rifle, a distinguished variant of the world-renowned AK-47 platform. This rifle, made in Hungary, is revered for its exceptional build quality and attention to detail, characteristics that elevate it above many other AK variants. Chambered in the versatile and dependable 7.62x39mm cartridge, it epitomizes the balance between power and manageability, making it a preferred choice for a range of shooting activities.

The SA 85M distinguishes itself with a superior fit and finish, ensuring smoother operation and enhanced accuracy. It features a stamped steel receiver, which is lighter and more practical compared to the earlier milled receivers of some AK models, contributing to its user-friendly handling.

Incorporating the rugged reliability and straightforward maintenance that the AK-47 series is known for, the Hungarian SA 85M adapts seamlessly to various roles, from recreational target shooting to more tactical applications. Its blend of Hungarian manufacturing excellence and the legendary AK design lineage makes it a highly sought-after rifle among collectors and shooting enthusiasts, offering a unique combination of historical significance and practical functionality. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Hungarian SA 85M 7.62×39 16.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 AKM w/ Sling
Hungarian SA 85M 7.62×39 16.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 AKM w/ Sling