and convert at least one more piece on your gun to a US made piece, like the gas piston. The magazine counts as 3 pieces. This will keep your gun legal.
Or, you can do a full conversion and convert the receiver, bullet guide and other items so you can use standard AK mags. Just keep in mind that to be legal, you'll have to have "no more than 10 parts on the rifle of foreign origin". For reference, there's 14 parts on an unconverted 7.62 Saiga rifle.
July 3, 2008, 11:02 PM
UH,actually......NO, normal AK mags won't work with only a bullet guide installed. The upper edge of the magazine catch has to be ground down, as well. A diamond-tipped Dremel bit works really well ( about $9 bucks at Lowes/Home Depot ). You want the really thin one, about the diameter of a pencil lead . Have someone else stabilize the rifle while you carefully grind down the upper edge of the mag catch, frequently checking for fit with a regular AK mag (remember, you can take more off, you can't put any back).
Once an AK mag can actually be fittted into the rifle, then the 922r stuff becomes an issue.Not too difficult to comply with, and no shortage of info on how.
Congrats on getting a Saiga, i love 'em !!!!:D
July 4, 2008, 01:40 AM
ditto to LKB3rd. they will work great, but you could be in big trouble.
July 4, 2008, 08:38 AM
Right. I forgot about the magazine catch issue.
The 922r issue comes up if you "assemble" a weapon of foreign make (which includes inserting a foreign made magazine).
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