$500 Arsenal AKs


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Yes they are falling and the end is not in sight.
I personally expect them to reach pre-obamination levels.
They will reach a point where all the people who have been waiting will start buying and the price will start rising.
But I don't think the price will reach the point it peaked at before.


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The one I got looks really nice.
What they actually are is converted Saiga rifles.
I could not convert one for what I paid or at best it would have been a wash.

I have not shot it yet.
For a little over a hundred more than a Romanian I think it's a bargain.
I am no AK expert but I have converted a couple of Saiga 12s.
What I can tell you is that a monkey smoking crack could field strip one.

Something I have noticed about the SGL I recieved.
I don't think I am going to be able to get the cleaning rod out.
It appears to be blocked by the sight tower, but I actually like that.
I would not have used it anyway and being blocked I can't lose it.

Other than that the fit and finish are on par with any of the Saiga rifles I have seen.

If you are thinking about an AK shop carefully.
Prices continue to drop slowly.


Are you planning to post any photos of the AK project?
I'd like to see them. I saw them right after you received them, but not since you started to finish them out.

I haven't given up on an AK. I need to shoot one and do some research, though, before I spend any money on one.


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I am a slacker when it comes to pictures.
I will post some of the Saiga 12 conversion.
Look for them in the next week or so.
The trigger guard should be here Monday or Tuesday.

The wood work I am currently doing is nothing exciting.
All I am doing is using Acetone and Steel wool to strip off shellac so I can stain and apply urethane.


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Arsenal is top of the line when it comes to AK. 6-8 months ago I saw them as high as $1500 or more. $500 is a real good price on one. With WASRs at $300-$350 I would save and get the Arsenal. If you ever decide to sell, it will give you a better return.


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K-Var still has them
They have gone up a bit and they are now saying that the price is going back up in Dec. 7 (I think)
But you can still get one for $550 or so.