A local pawn shop has a Saiga with a pistol grip (.308 caliber)
for sale ...600$!...has the price gone upor are they out of their minds?
Last time I looked it was more like 300$ ...but that was lat year.
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February 26, 2007, 05:31 AM
Well, since it has a pistol grip, that would lead me to belive that it has probably been heavily worked and modded for all the evil features. That work adds greatly to the cost of a rifle.
February 26, 2007, 05:38 AM
One of the tromix guns? Still kinda pricy.
February 26, 2007, 08:55 AM
That 600 will be the best price you'll get for a pre-converted Saiga from anywhere.
Tromix converted Saigas are above $1K. I've never seen a pre-converted Saiga for sell below $599 (the 308 I got preconverted).
Now, if you want a pistol grip saiga, you could do the work yourself. Now that I've learned more and have had a chance to look inside mine, that is the route I'd go. Plan on spending about $100 over the cost of the rifle in compliance and conversion parts. If you are looking at a 223 or 7.62x39, add the cost of purchasing a bullet guide if you aren't going to make your own out of a piece of pipe.
February 26, 2007, 10:05 AM
Standard 308 Saigas sell for less than $400 just about everywhere I look (including online). A Tromix conversion can be had from FBMG for $750 or so.
February 26, 2007, 10:14 AM
rbernie.... you're right. I was reflecting on seeing the ones on Tromix's website. Those are listed more expensively-- I did not count in the options listed.
#R05-Tromix Saiga .308
Basic conversion, with Galil style charging handle, flash hider, and HK sights.
With options priced at: $1,060
(Less $350 on customer supplied rifle.)