Izhmash Arsenal AK-47 for $350

Discussion in 'AK47' started by tony, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. tony

    tony Guest

    In the latest flyer from SOG they have an AK-47 advertised as a "Izhmash Arsenal AK-47" for $350. They boast synthetic stock and 14" barrel with a permanently attached muzzle break that brings the length out to the legal requirements.

    Has anybody had any experience with these rifles. I have heard a lot of bad things about Southern Ohio Gun and am a little leery of them. However, this rifle sounds like a really great deal for the price. They are supposedly straight out of Russia with the triggers groups swapped out to convert them to semi-auto and brand new.

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I've never had any problems with SOG. I bought a Ballester Molina .45 from them that had one bad grip on it. I e mailed them asking for another grip for the bad one and they sent me 2 new ones with 4 new screws in a sealed package. Outstanding!

  3. jarcp

    jarcp Guest

    Izhmash = Saiga
    for 350.00 ir better be chambered in .308 come with an extra mag, scope, and scope hardware. Otherwise if it's just the rifle if it's in 7.62x39 it should run about 200.00 - 250.00 in .308 280.00-320.00.
  4. tony

    tony Guest

    Even if it has pistol grip type stock installed?
  5. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Calling those rifles the "New Izhmash AKs" is misleading. These are imported as Saiga rifles, which are based on the AK but heavily sporterized, as in ten round mag and unable to take hi-caps, in compliance with import bans. I believe it's Hesse Arms, which has a sketchy reputation and offers no warranty at all, who takes these rifles and:
    1.) Moves the trigger group forward into the usual position for an AK
    2.) Adapts the receiver to accept pistol grip and buttstock
    3.) Modifies the magazine well in the receiver to accept double stack AK mags
    4.) Replaces enough parts with US made parts to comply with the necessary laws.

    So a great deal of workmanship involved in these rifles is NOT done by the guys who build them. I think they look nice, but would much rather have a less expensive Romanian SAR-1 or WASR-10. WASR-10s have a similar mag well conversion, but it's done by Century, who isn't perfect, but is WAY above Hesse.

    Or buy a Saiga with the ten round mag. They're great guns for the price.
  6. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    OR you could convert one to P-grip yourself, like I did :D

    In restrospect, that wasn't a bad price, since Hesse didn't build it from the base.

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    And you never got a SAR-1....