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Kryptonian
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Posted: 1/26/2013 11:23:49 AM
Arsenal's new SAM7R-61 vs SLR-101S?

Are both Receivers made in Bulgaria? Or is the SAM7R only forged there then cncd over in the US?
I browsed the other threads and didn't see this info. Thanks.

Hoping to spring for one, but want the one that has a better resale value down the road.
Den40
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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:01:33 PM
It seems that only the SLR-101 receiver is Bulgarian. The SAM7R is American made.
I also heard from my FFL that the 101 is no longer being imported. I went to Arsena's website and it does not have an MSRP listed for the 101 anymore.

IMHO I'd get an 101 if you cand find one.
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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:40:21 AM
That new Sam7 looks like a really nice rifle, i'd take one for $979.00, possibly even $1079.00, but not happening at $1279.00, i'll wait it out and find something else cheaper.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:17:35 AM
Originally Posted By Kryptonian:
Arsenal's new SAM7R-61 vs SLR-101S?

Or is the SAM7R only forged there then cncd over in the US?
This is the case. I have the original Shotgun News where they test the 1st batch of SAM rifles, & this is what was stated. GARY

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:38:44 PM
Buds Guns show the SLR101-13 is in stock.......slight increase though.......
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_930/products_id/411552029/ARSENAL+SLR101-13+AK+7.62+x+39
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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:51:50 PM
if I already didnt pick up the new sam7r, I would pick one up...sucks that its 400 hundred more than a few months ago thou
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:00:43 PM
Originally Posted By mjbell:
Buds Guns show the SLR101-13 is in stock.......slight increase though.......
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_930/products_id/411552029/ARSENAL+SLR101-13+AK+7.62+x+39


Damn, you got me all excited, then I saw that by "slight increase" you meant "about 40%."
12_gauge
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Posted: 2/20/2013 3:05:39 AM
They are literally the same gun. Identical. I verified through KVAR, Arsenal, and through looking at the pictures online, the SAM7-R61 has import markings on it's receiver identical to the SLR. The SA-M7 is an entirely different model, as you will note, on KVAR's site.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:16:09 AM
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I should have my new SAM7R today, i think the reciever is stamped Made in Bulgaria
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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:29:27 PM
Originally Posted By 12_gauge:
They are literally the same gun. Identical. I verified through KVAR, Arsenal, and through looking at the pictures online, the SAM7-R61 has import markings on it's receiver identical to the SLR. The SA-M7 is an entirely different model, as you will note, on KVAR's site.


This is correct. The new SAM7R-61 has no relation to the older SA-M7, other than a similar name. K-Var/Arsenal just decided to rename the SLR-101 as the SAM7R-61. I have no idea why they did this, as it's confusing.

But yeah, the SAM7R-61 is the exact same rifle as the SLR-101. The only difference is the name.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 8:33:59 PM
Originally Posted By StephenNW:
Originally Posted By 12_gauge:
They are literally the same gun. Identical. I verified through KVAR, Arsenal, and through looking at the pictures online, the SAM7-R61 has import markings on it's receiver identical to the SLR. The SA-M7 is an entirely different model, as you will note, on KVAR's site.


This is correct. The new SAM7R-61 has no relation to the older SA-M7, other than a similar name. K-Var/Arsenal just decided to rename the SLR-101 as the SAM7R-61. I have no idea why they did this, as it's confusing.

But yeah, the SAM7R-61 is the exact same rifle as the SLR-101. The only difference is the name.


Exactly. I ordered one, and they are on a 2-week backlog, but the rifle is "real" and not "vaporware", I was assured, as I added it to cart, etc.

I have already bought a Phantom hider for it, 5 mags (Bulgarian 30rd waffle black plastic, are those ok? I am noob to AK), a Jim Fuller rear sight (Yes, I chose the "pretty boy" option vs. filing myself, so sue me. Do I need that tool to replace it, or can I use my non-pretty boy hands and get it done?), and and lusting hard for a black US Palm Battlegrip and a Battlecomp or Manta brake.
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Posted: 2/21/2013 8:09:37 PM
Saw a SAM7R today at local fun store and they wanted $1,329.99 for it--which really isn't a huge mark up compared to everything else. Receiver marked Made in Bulgaria.
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Posted: 2/26/2013 10:39:24 PM
Got mine today. Reciever is marked made in Bulgaria. Very nice rifle!!