Arsenal's new side-folder


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Coronach
June 18, 2007, 01:25 AM
Anyone seen Arsenal's new solid side-folding stock? Is it as good as the marketing hype claims? And, is it worth 2/3rds the cost of the base rifle?

Thanks,

Mike

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Coronach
June 18, 2007, 01:27 AM
Oh, here's a link: http://www.k-var.com/shop/product.php?productid=16844

rbernie
June 18, 2007, 02:53 AM
It's nice and solid, but does require milling a slot into the left front of the receiver for the catch.

grimjaw
June 18, 2007, 04:01 AM
isn't that the same one that's on their slr106

was solid when i tried it out, but not worth the price, imo.

jm

ps. sorry, on keyboard with busted shift key

jagdpanzer347
June 18, 2007, 04:25 AM
Somehow, a SLR106FR followed me home from the local gunshop a few weeks back. I wasn't in the market for another AK, especially one in .223. Once I fondled it for a little while however, it was all over.

To answer Coronach's question, the stock is very, very well done. It feels like a solid stock when it's locked open. When it's folded, it's locked up tight and out of the way. If you get the stock, you've got to get the heat-shielded forearm as well. Hell, just get an SLR and be done with it.

-jagd

Coronach
June 18, 2007, 02:05 PM
It's nice and solid, but does require milling a slot into the left front of the receiver for the catch.Hmm. My AKs are standard buttstock models. What exactly is required to get a side-folder to work? It looks like not only might it require the cut you mention, but it might require some stock parts from a triangle folder too?

Mike

Gun Wielding Maniac
June 18, 2007, 02:47 PM
In order to transform a fixed stock AK into an Ak-100 style side folder, you must remove the original fixed stock trunnion and cut a slot at the front of the receiver and drill a hole at the front of the receiver for the locking latch. At the rear of the receiver, you must then make an angle cut of the receiver, followed by cutting a radiused section on the left side, looking from the rear of the gun forward, and drill a hole through the receiver on the right side. Then you rivet in the new AK-100 style trunnion, install the hardware and spring, pin in place, then put on the stock itself by tapping a pin through the trunnion and hinge of the stock. Finally, install the latch mechanism and spring. Done.

stiletto raggio
June 18, 2007, 03:32 PM
Not that I really have a need for another AK, but I may get one of these simply because they are supposedly the high mark in standard manufactured AKs. Anyone know if they will take galil magazines?

Gun Wielding Maniac
June 18, 2007, 04:42 PM
The SLR-106 will not take Galil magazines without modification.

HorseSoldier
June 18, 2007, 05:08 PM
Is it just an American made copy of the current issue Russian folding stock pattern?

Gun Wielding Maniac
June 18, 2007, 07:52 PM
The Arsenal SLR-106 is made in Bulgaria. It is imported into the USA AS A SINGLE STACK. Then, the magazine well is widened and US parts are added to achieve compliance.

So, more correctly, it is a Bulgarian copy of the current issue Russian folding stock pattern.

Coronach
June 19, 2007, 12:07 AM
In order to transform a fixed stock AK into an Ak-100 style side folder, you must remove the original fixed stock trunnion and cut a slot at the front of the receiver and drill a hole at the front of the receiver for the locking latch. At the rear of the receiver, you must then make an angle cut of the receiver, followed by cutting a radiused section on the left side, looking from the rear of the gun forward, and drill a hole through the receiver on the right side. Then you rivet in the new AK-100 style trunnion, install the hardware and spring, pin in place, then put on the stock itself by tapping a pin through the trunnion and hinge of the stock. Finally, install the latch mechanism and spring. Done.In other words, "not worth it".

Thanks,

Mike

Rossshady120
November 30, 2008, 02:15 AM
i just got my slr-106f and the guy told me mine was made over there and it says it but it also has las vegas, NV were they import them.

MD_Willington
November 30, 2008, 03:12 AM
Horsesoldier is correct...

On a Saiga conversion from someone like Chris Butler etc.. most people get the "full meal deal" and have the US version of the Russian folder installed.

If any of you here are AK forum members then you'll see in the Saiga conversion thread what's all involved in adding that stock.

Kino74
November 30, 2008, 06:15 AM
I have the K-var US made AK100 buttstock on my SBR. It is patterned after the Bulgarian AK100 and uses the same Bulgarian hardware. It is not Russian pattern and the Russian uses a different pin diameter. So if you have the Russian trunion associated hardware it will not work with the Bulgarian or K-var stock.

Now I have both a real Russian AK100 buttstock and the K-var stock and quite honestly, the K-var is nicer(cleaner finish). The sidefolder does lock up real tightly and acts just like the solid buttstock but with the ability to fold to the side.

I like it alot but it is pricey and does require a good deal of gunsmithing.

nalioth
November 30, 2008, 11:43 AM
Thread necromancy strikes again.

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