Each SAM7SF receiver is milled from a hot-die hammer forged receiver blank by the Arsenal, Bulgaria. Other milled-receiver AKs are machined from bar stock, but Arsenals hot-die hammer forging produces stronger and finer-grained steel. Internal voids and cooling deformations are eliminated by the 5-ton hammer forging process.
Each forged receiver blank requires over 5.5 hours of milling before assembly. This forging and milling process is complex and time-intensive, but Arsenal's meticulous attention to detail delivers a receiver of unequalled strength, precision and durability.
To see Arsenal's lineup of milled receivers, please click on the model below to learn more information.
To learn more about the SAM7 models, please watch this video review by the Small Arms Solutions channel on YouTube. You can click here to watch the video.