What it the low down on these krinks. Are they the best? rarest? any history would be great
SLR107UR I believe is what you are referring to.
The only factory built krinks on the market...107UR and 106UR, built by Arsenal. Until the SGL's showed up Bulgarian Arsenal's were considered to be the top of the heap. They definately make a nice rifle. I have a 105 and 107UR and both are fantastic, pretty much spoiled me on anything else.
Arsenal went through a low period in the past 2-3 years where QC really dropped and a lot of rifles, particularly the 107 line, had problems with rusted FSB threads, canted sights and finish issues. The 107UR's seemed to have a lot less of those problems (or maybe they didn't sell as well as the fullsize and had less people complaining) but Arsenal has apparently cleaned up their act in the past year. Or maybe it's because the majority of rifles they are selling are the SGL's which were built in Russia
Long story short the 107UR is a heck of a Krink. If only it were in 5.45 instead of 7.62, just personal preference.
What is a SGL? Should the bulgarian have chrome lined barrels? I thought the 7.62 were more desirable since fewer were made. Thanks for the reply
SGL's he's talking about are the Russian AK's imported by Arsenal USA (k-var.com). If you're talking about the de-milled 7.6x39mm Krink parts kits, you are correct - they are pretty rare indeed. Bulgarian barrels are chrome-lined. Yugo M92 Krinks (non-chrome lined barrels) are 7.62x39mm as well and may be a good alternative although they're getting hard to find as well.
yes they are I shelled out 900 for one in oct, heres my newley installed pbs-5 Ill have it sbr-d in the near future but couldnt satnd looking at pencil barrel