Arsenal's Short Barreled Rifles

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

These SBRs were popular with SHOT attendees, especially the AKS-74U style rifle (top).

The Arsenal girls

They also had commemorative AK-47s built to celebrate Gen. Kalashnikov’s 90th birthday.

Signed by Kalashnikov himself
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Cymond Cymond on Jan 23, 2010

    5.45x39 is usually cheap because it is corrosive surplus. I don't think I'd want to put corrosive ammo through such a pricey gun. I shoot corrosive through my Mosin-Nagant, but not through anything else. The Mosin-Nagant is cheap, plentiful, and very easy to clean thoroughly due to simple internals. Cleaning every tiny bit of an AK could be a bit tedious.

  • Bryan Spiegel Bryan Spiegel on Jan 27, 2010

    Corrosive ammo isnt all that hard to clean, just need some windex or other ammonia solution to flood out the salts, and then you can clean up once you get home. An AK action should be no problem.