I own several of both importers and they are virtually identical except for the finish. I prefer the finish on the FIME rifles.
Have to agree, although the finish on mine are pretty close either way. I think a lot of it is that some have this mystical Legion/Arsenal mindset. I've read so many different internet claims concerning these, from the FIMEs have crappy finish, aren't as well built, that "Legion" is Izhmash's "custom shop" (what "customization did they do?!?), don't have the Izhmash logo on the trunnion (some do, some don't). I will say that the Legion/Arsenal imports have nicer stamping when it comes to the serial numbers, and markings. The FIME rifles use that "meh" dot-matrix style.