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Old 01-20-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Arsenal M1F 7.62 x 39

From my last AK post, I was suppose to get a Saiga 762 MK ordered from Izhmash (now called Kaleshnikov) factory.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f19/izhmash-saiga-762-mk-101658/

The order never arrived at the weapons dealer in route to my LGS. I called the dealer to find out that they have not received an order from the factory for the last three years! They are not sure if the rifle is going to come at all.

So, the manager went through the warehouse and found a replacement rifle. An Arsenal M1F- A milled lower receiver AK (a Bulgarian AK-47)!!!! Of course I totally forgot about the Russian AKM in a hurry. I immediately called the LGS, and they changed the order for the new rifle. I will get it less then two weeks, since it is in country. I had to order an extra upper receiver cover with a picatinny rail, because the Arsenal does not have a side scope mount like the Saiga. I am buying an Aimpoint 9000sc for optics. I also ordered an extra 30 round magazine.

The dealer felt bad that I did not get the first rifle, so he sent me two pics of my actual rifle for verification.

arsenal.jpg   arsenal2.jpg   arsenal-15-762x39-30-03.jpg   4205-00-002-schiene-01.jpg  
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The Bulgarian rifles are very nice. I would caution against a simple sheet metal receiver cover mounted sight like the one pictured . They must come off for field stripping and cleaning and rarely return to zero. A red dot on a forward rail would be an option or there are rails that replace the standard rear sight and extend over the receiver cover which have a better rep for returning to zero. They also sub a rear sight that us closer to the eye and improves your sight radius. Let me check around and see if I can post some links.

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Same idea as what you have pictured, but better executed by mounting tightly forward and aft.

http://texasweaponsystems.com/id1.html

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Thank you doc.

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And forward rails if you wished to go that route.

http://www.primaryarms.com/Midwest-Industries-AK47-74-MI-AK-p/mi-ak.htm

The only drawbacks to the milled receivers is the weight penalty.

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No problem. I've seen a lot of guys frustrated with the cheaper sheet metal ones. Or they just choose not to clean very often.
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Why would you take a rifle with ergonomics like that?

Have you ever used an underfolder? Sure it looks cool, but your cheek won't thank you later. Better get some paracord.

Oh well, almost any AK is better than no AK.

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Why would you take a rifle with ergonomics like that?

Have you ever used an underfolder? Sure it looks cool, but your cheek won't thank you later. Better get some paracord.

Oh well, almost any AK is better than no AK.
The only problem I ever had with an underfolding stock is a cold cheek in the winter. I wrap a cloth around the metal. My shooting never suffered from the ergonomics though.
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No problem. I've seen a lot of guys frustrated with the cheaper sheet metal ones. Or they just choose not to clean very often.
Doc, the gun store will not let me back out of any of the items I ordered. They have already been mailed and I signed the paperwork. I will have to go with what I have. I called the weapon's dealer, and they assure me that the picatinny mounted dust cover comes from Arsenal and is made for their rifles. The product did cost me 100 euros (130 dollars), so hopefully it is high quality. If not, there is a two year warranty. I just have to show it does not work. I do like the see-through rail though, so I can still use iron sights. I will ordered the other dust cover you listed if things do not work out with this product. Thanks for your help. I now have a plan B.
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A friend has a calico with a sight mounted on the receiver. It is Ok for home defense. The sight does move when he cleans it. But I sure wouldn't want to run into that thing at close range. In about 2 seconds you will look like swiss cheese.

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