Saiga Furniture: US Made manufacturers?


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Highland Ranger
November 23, 2008, 11:27 PM
I'd like to bolt on some US made furniture for my .223 and .308 to allow me to use 15 round mags.

Who besides Tapco, which looks like minimal quality gear makes furniture for the saiga that doesn't require changing the gas piston or anything else - just a straight bolt on?

Wood would be great, something with a rail on it would be fine too.

Most importantly, something that isn't going to break or fall off.

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arizona98tj
November 24, 2008, 01:09 AM
K-VAR is all US made and if price is an indicator, will be better than Tapco.

Another is Ironwood Designs, also US made.

The problem with Saiga forearms is that they don't have a retainer and so you need to address that issue. The easiest way is with a bolt on retainer but the price is up there....a bit over $90. So...an inexpensive "bolt on" leaves you somewhat limited.

WardenWolf
November 24, 2008, 01:14 AM
There's also a few US-made wooden AK sets available. The Tapco sets aren't that bad, they're just ugly.

DukeNukem
November 24, 2008, 02:02 AM
There's this:

http://www.gilbertsguns.com/Rifles/Saiga/Saiga+Rifle+Tri+Rail+Forearm?SID=769efc01a5389230be2ba88de46

and these:

http://riflestocks.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=93_106

rangerruck
November 24, 2008, 04:04 AM
also go to saiga12.com, I think there are some dudes there, who make furniture.

MD_Willington
November 24, 2008, 10:52 AM
BattlerifleG3 no longer posts at S12 forum, he makes custom furniture, spendy but very nice stuff.

Highland Ranger, do you want furniture that maintains the sporter configuration?

Highland Ranger
November 24, 2008, 02:41 PM
Thanks for the replies.

I'm NOT looking to do the whole conversion thing.

Since NJ has a 15 round mag limit, and since I can get 15 round Saiga mags, there really is no need to convert. And the mag price doesn't matter - I won't be buying a hundred of them, just a few for each rifle. I have no existing stock of mags I'd like to use.

Pistol grips are also considered evil features in NJ although you can have them in certain configurations so that's a further deterrent to messing with the gun.

What I would like to do is use the Surefire 15 rounds mags (counts as 3 US parts) legally in the gun, which I believe means I need to change two other parts to make the gun classified as US made and legal to use a mag of greater than 10 rounds. I'd probably store it with the mags it came with, using the 15 rounders only at the range, but I'd still rather play it safe.

My thinking is the furniture meets the bill and I can dress up the rifle a bit while I am at it . . . ideally be nice to spend $100 or less, get something pretty and bolt on (wood) or pretty and functional (plastic/metal with picatinny rail).

But it looks like all the good stuff is available for AK's only which means I need to replace the gas piston and other stuff from what I understand.

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