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Released on August 7th, 2013


Finally, a Right-Side Folding Stock on a Forged and Milled Receiver with an Ambidextrous Safety!

  • The SAM7SF is a semi-automatic rifle built on the legendary forged and milled receiver, manufactured by Arsenal Company of Bulgaria and re-manufactured into its final configuration by Arsenal, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada. No detail is overlooked in the SAM7SF and it is designed to provide the ultimate reliability, quality, and longevity one would expect from a serious military grade firearm while at the same time incorporating the features of modern sporting and tactical rifle.
  • The barrel on the SAM7SF is the original Bulgarian made, Steyr technology hammer forged, hard chrome-lined barrel. These essential features ensure that the shooter gets the maximum accuracy and longevity expected from a rifle of this quality.
  • One of the most unique features of the SAM7SF rifle is the Bulgarian Arsenalís right-side folding buttstock, specifically designed for the milled receiver rifles. Unlike others on the market, it can be fired while in the folded position, giving plenty of clearance to the bolt carrier while providing a comfortable and sturdy grip for the shooter to fire and operate the ambidextrous safety without changing positions.
  • The modern ergonomic pistol grip on the SAM7SF rifle is the latest product from Arsenal, Inc. It is larger in design from traditional AK pistol grips and provides more comfort and ease when shooting and handling the rifle. It has a special cut-out on the left side for the ambidextrous safety and like our other current production pistol grips, has an integrated reinforcement metal washer allowing a solid purchase with the receiver without creating any flex that may otherwise damage to the pistol grip when shooting the rifle.
  • The fire control group on the SAM7SF rifle is a mixture of original Bulgarian and Arsenal, Inc.ís US made components using the original Bulgarian forged and milled double-hood trigger and Arsenal, Inc.ís US made hammer and disconnector.
  • The SAM7SF rifle comes equipped with a removable time-proven AK-74 style muzzle brake. This US-made one-piece unit is the pinnacle of the AK-74 style muzzle brake design. Our precision machined brake makes an enormous difference in minimizing muzzle climb and the recoil, with almost no affect on bullet trajectory. The original 24x1.5mm right-hand threads on the front sight block allow the shooter to attach any standard attachment designed for the 7.62x39 caliber as well.
  • The SAM7SF rifle is furnished with the latest design black polymer pistol grip and handguards. The handguards are mil-spec. with metal insert and stainless steel heat shield in the lower handguard for isolating and more effectively dissipating the heat without causing any damage to the polymer or any discomfort to the hand of the shooter.
  • The SAM7SF rifle is equipped with a scope mounting rail, attached to the left side of the receiver. It also has an 800-meter rear sight leaf.
  • Due to the right-side folding stock, you no longer have to remove your scope to fold it, unlike the traditional left-side folding stocks on stamped receiver rifles. This allows you to fold the buttstock for carrying or storage with the scope on, zeroed and ready. When the rifle is needed, simply extend the stock and it is ready to shoot.

For purpose of the 922r requirement, the complete list of Arsenal, Inc.ís US made components includes the pistol grip, the upper and lower handguards, the muzzle brake, the hammer, the disconnector, the magazine body, the magazine follower, and the magazine floor plate. Even though the SAM7SF rifle comes with a US made magazine, it has enough US made parts for the shooter to use foreign made magazines.

Why Forged and Milled?

The receiver on the SAM7SF is not just a milled receiver, but is forged then milled, according to original technological specifications. Some companies that make milled receivers in the USA bypass the forging process, which can contribute to weak receivers, more prone to stress.

The forging process strengthens the material and shapes uniform grain patterns in the steel. These forging patterns are engineered and produced to follow certain directions along the contour of the receiver to withstand high stress from the force and the movement of the working components. The forging process also eliminates any possibility of internal air pockets and cooling deformations that can impact and weaken the integrity of the receiver.

While firing, the forged and milled receiver does not have the same deformation issues that are typical to stamped receiver models. The stamped receiver usually fl exes and warps during these operations, and can be observed with a high speed, slow motion camera. The solid platform of the forged and milled receiver ensures superior accuracy.

It is very time consuming to manufacture the forged and milled receiver, but quality over quantity is what the SAM7SF will be synonymous with. The end result is well worth the 5.5 hours of machining time to complete the milling portion of the receiver production.

It is not by accident that all the critical components on the SAM7SF rifle, including the receiver, the barrel, the bolt head, the bolt carrier and trigger are formed through forging process, to give them the crucial strength, reliability, and longevity to last for generations of use.

The forged and milled receiver rifle is only about 0.7 lbs. (about 11 oz.) heavier than the stamped receiver.

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