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Posted: 11/12/2004 9:24:38 PM EDT
Are they the same as the Arsenal brand?

Are they good quality?
Link Posted: 11/12/2004 9:53:49 PM EDT
No they are not the same as Arsenal Inc of Nevada. Not sure about quality, I've seen some nit pick threads on them about some sloppy workmanship.
Link Posted: 11/12/2004 9:57:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taipan:
No they are not the same as Arsenal Inc of Nevada. Not sure about quality, I've seen some nit pick threads on them about some sloppy workmanship.



I have one of the Arsenal Inc Of Nevads with a milled reciever and it is a alright rifle, I havent shot it much but it seems very solid
Link Posted: 11/12/2004 10:48:02 PM EDT
Global Trades was Arsenal USA, which is now Armory USA.

From what I have read, these guys had a deal with Arsenal of Bulgaria in the mid to late 90's.  From the many threads I have read over the years, the Global Trades guys put out a very nice product.  As you will see in the thead linked below, the supply agreement went south with Arsenal.  Now, Arsenal of Bulgaria is making their rifles here.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=76&t=58135

I have yet to hear about the new Arsenal product made here in the states.

Link Posted: 11/13/2004 2:02:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:

Originally Posted By Taipan:
No they are not the same as Arsenal Inc of Nevada. Not sure about quality, I've seen some nit pick threads on them about some sloppy workmanship.



I have one of the Arsenal Inc Of Nevads with a milled reciever and it is a alright rifle, I havent shot it much but it seems very solid



Sorry, I was refering to some nit pick  threads of Global Trades, not Arsenal Inc.
Arsenal inc.'s rifles seem to be some of the most highly reguarded of AK's in the US.
Link Posted: 11/13/2004 5:07:39 AM EDT
All the Global AKs I've seen were flawless, whether it came from Bulgaria or it was made in Houston.  The only major complaint I've seen that folks don't like the shape of the magwell dimple on the rifles made in Houston.  Last time I saw Jimmy at a gunshow here in DFW a few weeks ago, he was selling the AKs he had brought with him very quickly, and @ $499 for a no ban bulgie import I can see why.
Link Posted: 1/5/2005 8:26:01 PM EDT
No and no.  I have had numerous issues with a rifle built just last month.  After posting the issues, others came forward with similar complaints:

GlobalTrades
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 11:12:09 PM EDT
I have one of each and they both work great
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 1:14:45 AM EDT
well I'm not the only one by a long shot, my rifle is ok now, thy cracked my stock when I had sent it back to them, I don't want to mess with them anymore, I ordered a OD stock set from k-var, should be here next week, I'll post a pic of the new 1.6mm receiver with the OD set
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:55:56 AM EDT
While I have never bought a complete rifle from them, they have barreled a couple of the 1.6 receivers for me. No problems.

If you want to deal with them, talk to Jimmy, not Ron.  
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:59:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fook:

If you want to deal with them, talk to Jimmy, not Ron.  




No doubt, Ron is not a customer friendly person
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:14:38 PM EDT
Yeah, Ron is one of those folks who can make you tired just listening to him babble.

Jimmy "Two Weeks" Streetman is much easier to deal with.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:35:40 PM EDT
The sum total of Global doesn't = a skillet full of shit.  Stay away.  You would have less problems with a Yugo.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 10:11:12 PM EDT
I live in Houston, and stoped by there shop one day and said I was interested. They brought

inside let me look at one. He talked about the rifle, and answered my questions. I found this pretty

nice since I was only 18 at the time, they didn't treat me like a kid. I bought one and have not had

one complaint about my rifle.

Jason
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