I acquired a Arsenal K-101 today LNIB. I have a few questions in regards this particular AK.
1) Were all K-101's built by Gordon Technologies?
2) How many K-101's were built by G-Tech and is there somewhere I can go to get a serial number listing? Mine is serial number K002XX.
3) I've read that G-Tech stamped his K-101's with the letter "G" on the barrel, otherwise known as the "G-spot". I removed the hand guard and there appears to be something that resembles the letter "G", but it's as if it didn't get a good stamping? I've enclosed a pic to get some of your opinions.
If anyone has any information that can help me, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks - Jason
UPDATED pic w/ different angle of the "G-spot".
First. You lucky bastard!!! Jk, I have been looking for a k101/sam5 for months now. The only sam5 rifles I seem to find the people are wanting $2k+ for a used rifle
Second, that mark on the barrel looks more like a bulgarian proof mark than a G. The G stamping that was put on the barrel was very pronounced and easy to distinguish. It looks like its in the right spot, just not quite the right look for it.
Here is a link and towards the bottom of the page clearly shows the G proof mark of a Gtech assembled rifle.
Care to divulge how much you shelled out for that fine piece of metal?
Again seriously jealous. Congrats on the sick rifle, Its a keeper for sure.
Originally Posted By purevl2:
Decided to get rid of her, huh?
Make sure you edit that first post to take out what you paid for it.
Didn't take long.
saw one for a few weeks ago for 1300 - passed on it as I set a ceiling amount of 1100 on any milled ak.. of course I am not in it for the as a collector, I would take it out and shoot put some rounds down range. Unless the gun is vintage, I can't see paying a high amount for a gun that you won't want to shoot because the value would decline.... but then again, I am not a collector... It would be nice to have a .223 AK as I have a grip of ammo