Steyr made the barrel in this thing....that is why I bought it.
It has a Steyr Hammer Forged Barrel, Chrome Lined.
Supposedly the best barrel possible in an AK.
I believe it....And the Zastava Yugo AK's with Yugo barrels are also superb.
This is a Bulgarian Arsenal AK with Milled Receiver, made by Bulgarian technicians, not the American assembled version sold by Arsenal.
It is a Real man's rifle, as it is about 2# heavier than a stamped receiver AK. Feels as robust as the Galil or the Finnish Valmet. It is finished just as well, IMHO. And you won't feel bad using it because it doesn't cost $3K.
Don't mind the thumbhole stock. Surgery will begin in about a week, as I have SADF (South African Defense Force) Galil parts en route. Folding stock, brand new L flip sights, brand new tritium night sights, etc....
If you are an old timer that was around back in the 1980's when the cooool stuff was for sale, you will recognize the ammo boxes...
Oh yes, the trigger is superb. So very light. Unlike any AK trigger that I have ever experienced.