Saiga, I must have one.


Aka Zero
October 23, 2008, 10:43 AM
I saw something up on classic arms I almost jumped on. A pretty saiga, 7.62, nice wood with a thumbhole stock. They were there monday, gone today....

They were priced at $300. And I can't find a price even near that for anything like it. Anyone know where these rifles can be had for a decent price?

I will be getting one, one way or the other, even if I have to have someone special order it. But I don't want to pay premium prices ($100+ what I have seen it for)

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October 23, 2008, 11:03 AM
chances are, you saw a 1 in a lifetime price. these are normally around closer to 500 bucks.

Aka Zero
October 23, 2008, 11:08 AM
That's what I have been seeing, but classicarms usually has the best prices I can find on anything. I knew I should have ordered one. Maybe If I am really nice when I order some other stuff I can get a good deal.

Edit: It also may have disappeared because of a website update..... which is what I am hoping, a few things that were on there for a long time just disappeared too..... I would call him up right now but it's long distance and a cell phone isn't around.

October 23, 2008, 01:48 PM

or .308?

I've only seen the .308s with the wood.

October 23, 2008, 04:17 PM

They are selling out quick in my area.

Aka Zero
October 23, 2008, 05:12 PM
These were in 762x39. with a thumbhole stock.

Was an actual thumbhole, and not a draganov style either. <looked like this, in 7.62

chris in va
October 23, 2008, 06:39 PM
That *is* pretty. Something I'd definitely use for hunting.

October 23, 2008, 06:51 PM
Somebody here on the board was selling one with a bunch of ammo for a pretty spiffy price. Check the for sale board.


October 23, 2008, 07:58 PM
I have a .308 with plastic..went on Monday with the S12 and S410 and put about 80 rounds through it.My own Saiga collection has grown exceedingly in the last year as I really have a passion for them.

I have noticed the sudden price jump on Saigas also...

October 23, 2008, 08:39 PM
Saiga, once you see one you have to have it. :cool:

October 23, 2008, 08:57 PM
Here is one

October 23, 2008, 10:01 PM
I personally would not want one with the slant cut receiver.

October 23, 2008, 10:09 PM
yea, slant cut was the reason I didn't buy one. I'd rather buy the plain-jane 7.62 Saiga and build it the way I want it.

October 23, 2008, 11:50 PM
I have the 308 thumbhole stock saiga slant cut receiver. It feels good in hand, actualy feels like it has a shorter barrel because of the way it is balanced. It will remain stock configuration. Most I am going to do is possibly a better trigger and a polished black-blued finish.

October 24, 2008, 01:13 AM
the thumbhole stock style seems like it would work best for people who want to build a "saiganov." Then the slant cut receiver wouldn't matter, because you would be keeping the thumbhole stock anyway.

Aka Zero
October 24, 2008, 08:56 AM
I wouldn't change a thing on that gun. I want it as is.

Will buy an arsenal ak soonish, but this I have been lusting over.

I SHOULD have dropped the cash the second I saw it..... But I was going to wait for a paycheck to buy some ammo with it
dumb move by me.

But seeing how fast they went gone, I am hoping classicarms will stock up again. Because even at $400 I would buy it. $500 get's iffy....

October 24, 2008, 10:23 AM
I'll have a .308 in black synthetic for sale as soon as my current deal is complete. I'm getting one with wood furniture.
200 rounds through it, no issues. $480 shipped.

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