Yup, you nailed it, they're Arsenal Inc. rifles from the shop I work in. The 14/1 thread is on the SAS-M7 Underfolder, and the one with the 24mm thread is from the SA-M7A1. If you put the front sight from the A1 on the rifle, it will have a bayonet lug, but if you want to thread the muzzle and put the thread protector (muzzle nut) on it, the new front sight with the detent hole will not
have a bayonet lug, it will need a new gas block that has a bayonet lug.
Basically, you can turn your rifle into an "almost" M7A1 by replacing the front sight with an AK-74 front sight........but you still won't have a cleaning rod holder on the rifle.....so you'd need to change out the gas block anyway.
Or.......you could sell your SLR-95 and buy one of the SA-M7A1's at your shop and be done with it.......which is what I'd recommend anyway......
Changing gas blocks and sight assemblies is a pain in the ass, you'll really need at least a 10 ton press to do it right, most guys who do it alot use a 20 tonner.
Originally Posted By new-arguy:
I recognize both of those muzzles. They both look like the new Arsenals. We get them in at work. The top one with the large threads and flash suppressor looks like the SAM7A1's we get at work, the lower one looks like the SAM7 carbines and that new SAM7 underfolder that just came in. That underfolding stock sure seems uncomfortable, but it is a sweet looking gun.
Im glad I came to ask, I was wanting to get the slant brake because I thought it was more authentic. But it sounds like the threaded muzzle with protector (like the SAM7 carbine) is what would actually be authentic? I could handle that. I presume if I got the new front sight, it would have the bayo lug on it? If my presumptions are right, I think I would like to go ahead and do that. Where could I send it and what do you think I would pay?
If it's reasonbly simple, I could probably do it myself. I've never really worked on AK's before, but I'm not afraid.