View Full Version : SLR-95 Bulgarian AK-47 $300??

October 22, 2004, 09:50 AM
I'm going to see it tommorrow. The guy claims it's in excellent shape with only a few hundred rounds thru it. He needs the cash and will take $300.00. Anything I should pay close attention to or should I just give him the money and run?

Jamie Young
October 22, 2004, 11:46 AM
I would take the dust cover off and look at the insides...open the bolt

Check the barrel.

Dry fire it.

Buy it.

October 22, 2004, 11:48 AM
well......you can buy a brand new one from centerfire for 300$

go to www.centerfiresystems.com

October 22, 2004, 12:25 PM
Not a Bulgarian. This rifle has a Milled receiver with a steyr hammer forged barrel.

October 22, 2004, 12:27 PM
After posting, I found this on gunsamerica, it's the exact same rifle.

October 22, 2004, 05:40 PM
Then sell it to me. Jamie won't sell me his milled Bulgarian rifle. I have a sidefolder for a Bulgarian SLR-95 that needs a rifle to go on.

Fraz, that $300.00 AK is a stamped gun of dubious parentage. The Bulgarian milled-receiver rifles tend to command higher prices due to their fit, finish, and accuracy.

October 22, 2004, 07:41 PM
Have owned several AK's. The SLR95 was far and away the best, most accurate, and had the finest fit/finish of them. One for $300 is a good deal in the condition you describe.

October 22, 2004, 08:18 PM
Thanks everyone, I'll post how it goes.

October 22, 2004, 08:53 PM
I have sold two of the Bulgies used for $550. Those were the earlier SA-93? models with wood furniture and thumbhole stocks.

They are nice, but the stamped Hungarians are even nicer (and usually cheaper) if you can find one.

October 23, 2004, 11:59 AM
I just got her home and it is everything I was hoping for plus. Very nice condition with no dings, scratches, anything. Mint bore and the trigger is excellent (I can't believe it's a stock trigger). There is also an East German rear sight that also adjusts for windage, very nice, well made and I didn't expect that. Anybody know what it would have cost me for that sight? I also need to decide whether or not to change out the thumbhole stock. It doesn't look bad and is actually very comfortable.

October 23, 2004, 12:09 PM
I know people didn't like it when forced to put thumbhole stocks on AK's. But in the case of the SLR95, I decided I liked it much better than a regular pistol grip. The SLR95 was just a quality AK.

October 23, 2004, 05:52 PM
The rear sight would probably have run you around $30. Also, most of the windage adjustable rear sights are actually RPK sights. They are range calibrated for the longer RPK barrel so you may find some discrepancy between actual and expected POI based on the range selected on the rear sight--especially at longer ranges. Practically speaking it's not an issue--just an FYI.

October 23, 2004, 06:15 PM
Mint bore and the trigger is excellent (I can't believe it's a stock trigger).

That's one of the first things I noticed about my SLR-95, compared to other AK's. The trigger pull was unbelievably smooth and light.

October 23, 2004, 08:52 PM
No creep and very light :)