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    Bulgarian SA 93 or Hungarian SA 85

    Hi guys, I am a new member here, need some advise which AK to buy Bulgarian milled receiver SA93 for $900 or Hungarian SA85 for $800. They both are like new condition. Thing is I am in CA, so I have to make both rifle CA legal( instal stupid bulletin button, 10 round mag. ect). Can't decide which one to pick. Will appreciate any advise. Thanks

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    Bulgarian milled receiver SA93 is vastly superior to the SA-85.

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    Welcome to the group !!!

    As abpt1 said, the SA93 is much more desirable than the SA-85. Being a milled receiver, it is worth the extra dollars.

    The only way an SA-85M would be a better buy is it was imported by Kassnar, indicating it to be a pre-bush1-ban rifle. Those are highly sought after.

    Sorry to see you are in commiefornia, a state that doesn't believe in the constitution as being over all states.

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    The both rifles are post-1989, SA-85 was imported by KBI

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    Both are fine weapons, I've owned the SLR95 Bulgarian and the SA-85M weapons. The SA-85 is a sheet metal receiver and has a slimmer AKM type barrel so the weapon weighs less. You can't go wrong with either one really.

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    I have both and the SA85 has a better finish and the wood is awesome. It is a stamped reciever though and the milled is supposedly more desirable. If you go Bulgarian milled, I would consider spending a little extra and get a no ban SLR 101. If you don't want to spend that much, I would get the SA85 and deban it. You really can't go wrong with either.

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    Don't get it wrong the SA-85 is a fine rifle, I actually own one. but milled is really a better quality hands down...

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    thanks guys for reply, I probably get SA93. Don't have a enough fund for both.

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