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Arsenal AD AR-M1


Assault Rifle (1998)


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The Arsenal AR-M1 Assault Rifle is a locally-produced and evolved Bulgarian form of the storied Soviet AK-47 series.



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Arsenal AD of Bulgaria, founded in 1878, produces a local, improved version of the storied Soviet-era Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle as the "AR-M1". The design includes the front sight base of the AK-74 series rifle and is operated with a black polymer stock, flash suppressor at the muzzle and illuminated iron sights. A section of rail is provided for the mounting of various optics. The weapon is available in 5.56x45mm NATO and 7.62x39mm chamberings.

Variants include the AR-M1F which is a folding stock model. The AR-M2 is a further evolved form of the base AR-M1 though which shortened barrel assembly, flash suppressor/muzzle booster attachment and AKS-74U style front sight base. Its folding stock counterpart is the AR-M2F.

An assault carbine model is seen as the AR-M4SF and includes a red dot sight from the AKS-74 series. There is also support for various night and low-level light optics. The AR-M7F features an AK-101-style folding stock. The AR-M9 has a thumb-operated fire selector and revised polymer stock section. Its folding stock counterpart is the AR-M9F. Black polymer linings and illuminated sights greet the AR-1 and AR-1F folding stock designs. The AR-SF is influenced by the AKS-74U and includes a laser-aimer.

The AR-M1 makes up part of the new Iraqi Army inventory.

Specifications



Service Year
1998

Origin
Bulgaria national flag graphic
Bulgaria

Classification


Assault Rifle


Arsenal AD - Bulgaria
National flag of Bulgaria National flag of Iraq Bulgaria; Iraq
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Automatic Function
Features a mechanical function to automate the firing action.
Assault Rifle
Modern class of long gun featuring select-fire properties, automatic internal function, and magazine feeding.


Overall Length
735 mm
28.94 in
Barrel Length
206 mm
8.11 in
Empty Wgt
5.95 lb
2.70 kg
Sights


Iron Front and Rear; Optional Optics


Action


Selective-Fire; Gas-Operated; Rotating Bolt

Rotating Bolt
System utilizes internal mechanism to lock the breech or rear barrel assembly prior to firing.
Gas-Operated
Gas-operated system is featured, typically involving a gas cylinder and rear-driven piston directing energy to the bolt component.
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Caliber(s)*


5.56x45mm NATO; 7/62x39mm

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 5.56mm intermediate rifle cartridge
Rounds / Feed


30-round detachable box magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
1,315 ft
(401 m | 438 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
650
rds/min
Muzzle Velocity
2,415 ft/sec
(736 m/sec)


AR-M1 - Base Series Designation; AK-74-style front sight base; black polymer stock; illuminated sights; flash suppressor; accessories rail section.
AR-M1 - Folding stock variant of AR-M1
AR-M2 - Shortened barrel assembly; AKS-74U front sight base; flash suppressor/muzzle booster fitted.
AR-M2F - Folding stock variant of AR-M2
AR-M4SF - Assault Carbine Form; AKS-74 influence; night vision support; red dot sights.
AR-M7F - AK-101-style folding stock; based on AR-M1 model.
AR-M9 - Based on AR-M1; thumb fire selector switch; revised polymer stock section.
AR-M9F - Folding stock variant of AR-M9
AR-1 - Illuminated sights; black polymer lining
AR-1F - Folding stock variant of AR-1
AR-SF - AK-74U influence; laser aimer


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