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8 New AK Rifles For 2014 | Arsenal SAM7SF - Right-Side, Stock-Folded
8 New AK Rifles For 2014 | Arsenal SAM7SF – Right-Side, Stock-Folded

Designed by the late Mikhail Kalashnikov, the AK platform is most influential rifle ever produced. It is iconic and built to perform in every imaginable condition. Manufacturers have variants that run the gamut from rugged Bulgarian made and original Russian builds to those built here in the U.S.A., each with its own nuances. Life is too short to own only one AK, so here are some of the new AK 2014 offerings from Arsenal, Century Arms, High Standard, IO, Inc., M+M, and Saiga (imported by RWC).

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Arsenal SAM7SF The receiver for Arsenal Inc.’s SAM7SF, chambered for 7.63x39mm is milled from hammer-forged steel in Bulgaria for dependability and ruggedness. This AK’s production parts and components are 100 percent new, and the rifle features a tubular stock that folds to the right side of the weapon.

SKUSAM7SF-84caliber:7.62 x 39 mmtotal length:970mm (38.2”)folded length:720mm (28.4”)barrel length:415 mm (16 1/4 in.)twist rate:1 in 240 mm (9.45”)weight w/o magazine:3.85kg (8.5 lbs.)muzzle velocity:710 m/seffective range:400 mmaximum range:1350 mrear sight range:800 m (875 yds)rate of Fire:40 rds/min (practical)MSRP:$1650.00

For more information, visit arsenalinc.com or call 702-643-2220.

Arsenal SLR-104UR The SLR-104UR AK 5.45×39.5mm from Arsenal Inc. features a stamped Bulgarian receiver that uses a short gas system with a gas block/front sight combination unit. It has black polymer furniture and a left-side folding stock. A two-stage ,U.S.-made trigger also comes standard.

SKUSLR104-51caliber:5.45 x 39.5 mmtotal length:876 mm (34 1/2 in.)folded length:635 mm (25 in.)barrel length:415 mm (16 1/4 in.)rifling:4 groovestwist rate:1 in 200 mm (7.87 in.)weight w/o magazine:2.79 kg (6.1 lbs.)muzzle velocity:900 m/s (2,953 fps)effective range:625 m (684 yds)maximum range:1,350 m (1,480 yds)rear sight range:500 m (547 yds)MSRP:$1249.00

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For more information, visit arsenalinc.com or call 702-643-2220.

8 New AK Rifles For 2014 | Century Centurion 39 Tactical
8 New AK Rifles For 2014 | Century Centurion 39 Tactical

Century Centurion 39 Tactical Century International Arms’ Centurion 39 series of AKs are 100% American made, using 4140 steel. The new Tactical model features a gas block/front sight combination for faster target acquisitions, a left-side charging handle that allows right-handed operators to keep their primary hand in position during reloads, a black synthetic stock, Picatinny rails molded into the forend, a vertical foregrip, a chrome-lined bore and two U.S.-made 30-round magazines.

  • The receiver is machined from 4140 steel
  • Adjustable rear sight
  • High visibility front sight post
  • Picatinny rails on forend
  • Barrel length: 16.5 inches
  • Overall length: 37.25 inches
  • Weight: 8.2lbs.
  • Capacity: 30 rounds

For more information, visit centuryarms.com or call 800-527-1252.

High Standard AKMS High Standard’s AKMS rifle is a Polish-style under-folder, meaning the stock folds under the weapon. Chambered in 7.62x39mm, it comes with a wooden handguard, a polymer pistol grip and a 30-round magazine.

For more information, visit highstandard.com or call 800-272-7816.

8 New AK Rifles For 2014 | High Standard WZ-88F
8 New AK Rifles For 2014 | High Standard WZ-88F

High Standard WZ-88F The WZ-88F rifle from High Standard is a Polish-style Tantal rifle with a side-folding stock—one of the best folding AK stocks on the market. It’s outfitted with a red poylmer pistol grip and a 30-round magazine.

For more information, visit highstandard.com or call 800-272-7816.

8 New AK Rifles For 2014 | I.O., Inc. Hellhound
8 New AK Rifles For 2014 | I.O., Inc. Hellhound

I.O. Hellhound I.O., Inc.’s new Hellhound tactical 7.62x39mm rifle is tricked out with a Polish, Tantal-style folding stock; a polymer pistol grip and a Picatinny quad-rail handguard. It is also equipped with a wedge-shaped Magpul AFG (Angled Fore-Grip) for better handling.

For more information, visit ioinc.us.

M+M M10-762 The M10-762 from M+M Inc. is a newly built, semi-automatic AK with a 36-inch barrel in three caliber choices: 7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm and 5.56x45mm. The M10 series features U.S.-made, polymer, 30-round magazines; TAPCO G2 single-hook trigger groups; and aluminum quad-rail forends with removable rail covers. Specification for the M10-762 Semi-Automatic AK

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Overall length with fixed stock: 36” Barrel: NEW Chrome-Lined, 16.25” long, 1:10 twist rate with four lands and grooves, right hand twist Weight Unloaded: 7 lbs Action Type: Semi-automatic Available Calibers: 7.62X39/5.45×39/5.56×45 Magazine: Staggered column 30 round (*30 rnd. magazines as allowed by law) Sights: RPK type rear sight graduated to 1000 meters in 100 meter increments.

M+M Inc. M10 Features

  • Cold-hammer forged chrome-lined barrels
  • Elevation and windage adjustable front and rear sights
  • Tapco G2 single hook trigger group
  • Aluminum quad rail fore-end with removable rail covers
  • Removable fire control retaining plate
  • CNC machined steel quick detach scope mounting rail
  • Fully heat treated, stamped receiver made to military specifications
  • Also available with Phoenix Technology AR-style Kicklite stocks
  • U.S. made polymer magazines (*30 rnd. magazines as allowed by law)
  • Hogue pistol grips
  • M+M Inc combination flash hider/muzzle brake

For more information, visit mm-industries.com.

RWC Saiga IZ Rifles The heart of the Saiga IZ series of semi-automatic sporting rifles is the proven AK gas piston system and rotary bolt. The rifles are manufactured at the famed Izhmash factory in Russia and imported by RWC. Two stock configurations are available, either a traditional-style polymer model or a skeletonized stock with an adjustable cheekpiece. Classic Soviet and American caliber choices include 7.62x39mm, 5.54x39mm, .308 Winchester and .223 Remington. The Saigas have 16.3-inch barrels, while the .308 is also available with a 21.9-inch barrel. The detachable box magazine has a10-round capacity. The .308 comes with an eight-round magazine.

For more information, visit rwcgroupllc.com.

Visit these websites to learn more about the weapons and manufacturers featured:

  • arsenalinc.com
  • centuryarms.com
  • highstandard.com
  • ioinc.us
  • mm-industries.com
  • rwcgroupllc.com
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For more on the AK platform and Soviet-inspired firearms, be sure to check out AK-47 & SOVIET WEAPONS magazine!

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