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Posted: 8/21/2005 3:19:25 PM EDT
got a sam -7a1r about three weeks ago ,it is marked on the side as a sam-7s is this the norm? i figured it would not be,anyone have any ideas other than an overun of sam-7s recievers?
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:27:56 PM EDT
Post a pic?
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:35:24 PM EDT
soory dont have the ability but i swear its the truth rifle is marked model sa m-7s came with the standard black plastic furniture has a thread protector on the end and the flashider in the box.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:42:38 PM EDT
the instruction manual claims that the rifle was produced march 04 of 2005 im thinking what we have is a retrofit,it is not a big deal to me i really am happy with the gun, i sold the black furniture and put an ironwood walnut set on and have never screwed on the flash suppressor. so basically its real close to a sam-7s classic now in its current configuration
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:49:32 PM EDT
I just wanted to see the rifle. Templar is the expert on these guns though. I am considering buying one in the very near future. Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:53:41 PM EDT
there worth every penny i think,fit and finish is beutiful. got mine thru lew horton via are very own jnewt.paid the modest price of 800.00
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:54:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:56:42 PM EDT
I like the SAS M-7 (no-ban) model.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 4:50:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 4:52:08 PM EDT by Templar]
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:03:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
Arsenal is using some receivers that they've had that were built prior to the ban lifting. The engraving is done at the time of manufacture, not when they are assembled into rifles.

The serial # will have a two letter code prefix, then a two number date code, and then the production #.

"AC" is for a Classic, "AB" is for a standard rifle, "AD" is an underfolder.

Take a look at this Arsenal Inc. SAS-M7 Classic, and you'll see what I mean. The receiver was manufactured in '04, but the rifle was assembled in '05.


Hey, that's mine!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:16:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 6:17:16 PM EDT by Templar]
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:13:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 8:18:10 PM EDT by Apache659]
The receiver on my SA M-5S was manufactured in 02 but the rifle itself was built in April of 05, no big deal to me ...

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:27:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:46:00 PM EDT
They are, indeed, apparently marked that way, which seems a bit strange to me. Did the cover of your instruction manual have a pic of the sa m-7 a1r and say sa m-7 a1r on the cover, and did it list the serial number on the last page of the manual, and did the serial number match up to your rifle? Are the first two letters in the serial number AB?

I'd be curious to see a pic. if anyone has one of the a1 models actually marked a1 or a1r.

If it has that particular rh thread flash suppressor, and the milled receiver and the longer buttstock, it can't be any other model can it? I don't know.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:55:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
Yup, and I forgot to add that AN is the prefix for the milled 5.56mm, which is no longer in production.

SA M-7SF has an AE prefix also.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:59:52 AM EDT
Those Arsenal Rifles look sweet.

Man I think I just added another rifle to the wish list.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:53:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 7:53:53 AM EDT by DrewH]
My SA M-5S (which was built on September 14, 2004 according to the owner's manual) has an AN 02 reciever as well.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:29:24 PM EDT
My A1R also has sam7s on the reciever ,AB 03xxx but it was manufactured in may of this year.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:25:38 PM EDT
I just got my Arsenal Sam7 A1R today. It has Sam7-S marked on the side also.

The serial number is AB 03 xxxx, and the book says that it was produced in May 2005. Guess that's just how they come now.

From their website, it looks like the Sam7-S was the same rifle in the ban configuration. Maybe they don't put A1-R on them because they are using premade receivers as Templar stated above.

Anyways, this is my FIRST AK and it looks perfect. May have to wait a week before shooting it but will post pics and range reports.

Thanks to everyone for the useful info and answering my noob questions while deciding on my purchase.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 8:13:44 AM EDT
My SLR-105A1 is marked SLR-105, doesn't matter to me.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 9:27:28 AM EDT
I'd take any 7.62 arsenal AK no matter when it was made.

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