Rare Limited Arsenal SAM5-94 5.56×45 NATO Rifle AK47 AKM Milled 084 of 300

SOLD FOR: $1,651

WOA#: WY231102JA028

Make: Bulgaria, Arsenal Custom Shop

Model: SAM5-94

Serial Number: XK 61 0708

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 5.45×45

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the dust cover is marked “0708”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “XK 61 0708 / arsenal / Las Vegas NEV. U.S.A.”, “SAM5 5.56.45mm Made in BULGARIA”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “SAM5-94 / 084 of 300”.  The left side of the grip is marked “½”.  The magazine is marked “cal.5.56×45” and “SAM5 / XK 61 0703 / 084 of 300” with the arsenal logo.

Barrel Length: 16.5” threaded. 17.1” 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 fixed polymer stock with left side sling ring, and metal buttplate with trap door for cleaning kit (included).  The pistol grip is a checkered polymer grip.  The handguard is a two piece handguard with serrated sides on the tri picatinny bottom handguard.  The left side of the receiver has an optic mount. This is a milled receiver. The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. 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 its serial matching 084 or 300 30rd 5.56 magazine in Excellent condition and its serial matched owner’s manual.

Our Assessment:  This Arsenal SAM5-94 “084 of 300” is a prime example of the exceptional craftsmanship and innovation characteristic of Arsenal’s SAM5 series. This limited-edition model, part of a select batch of only 300, is a standout in the world of semi-automatic rifles, particularly for enthusiasts and collectors who value both performance and rarity. Chambered in the 5.56x45mm NATO caliber, the SAM5-94 marries the robustness of the AK-47 design with the versatility and widespread availability of NATO-standard ammunition, offering a unique blend of reliability and adaptability.

A defining feature of this particular model is its unique picatinny rail system. Innovatively hinged on the trunnion and extending to the rear of the receiver, this rail system represents a significant advancement in terms of design and functionality. It allows for the seamless integration of a wide range of optics and accessories, enhancing the rifle’s versatility without compromising the classic AK profile. This feature is particularly advantageous for shooters who require quick and easy modification capabilities, whether for competitive shooting, hunting, or tactical applications.

Beyond this, the SAM5-94 maintains the high-quality attributes synonymous with the SAM5 series. The rifle is built with a milled receiver, offering greater durability and accuracy than the more commonly found stamped receivers in other AK variants. The precision-engineered barrel ensures consistent ballistic performance, essential for long-range accuracy. With its blend of a meticulously crafted receiver, advanced rail system, and limited-edition status, this Arsenal SAM5-94 “084 of 300” stands as a pinnacle of firearm engineering, appealing not just for its functionality but also as a distinguished piece in any firearm collection. Please see our photo and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Rare Limited Arsenal SAM5-94 5.56x45 NATO Rifle AK47 AKM Milled 084 of 300
Rare Limited Arsenal SAM5-94 5.56×45 NATO Rifle AK47 AKM Milled 084 of 300