Yes you can to, Converted saiga 7.62x39


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xbox360
June 6, 2009, 09:42 PM
Thank God I finaly finished after 4 days... Yes you can to convert a saiga, I never have done something like this before, Yes anyone can do it! IF I CAN YOU CAN!!!! :) I was a little unsure what to do at some points. It is 922r compliant now, Yes I reinstalled BHO very hard to do... :D


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arizona98tj
June 6, 2009, 10:43 PM
Congrats....you gotta post some pics!
I'll admit that when I did my Saiga .223 conversion (http://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/saiga/saiga-1.htm), it was the first time I had undertaken anything like that with a firearm. Since it turned out well, I went ahead did a little milling on it to install the AR-15 mag adapter (http://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/magadapter/magadapter-1.htm) too.

Looking forward to seeing the pics of your conversion. :)

mbdolfin
June 6, 2009, 11:04 PM
I had Lancaster Arms do my conversion for $450.00 I really wanted to try it myself... but i knew some how... some way i would make a mistake. They have beautiful stocks and they made it ban compliant for me because i live in such a communist state.

sarduy
June 6, 2009, 11:11 PM
great ;)

now you need to post pics ;)

xbox360
June 7, 2009, 12:59 AM
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shaggy430
June 7, 2009, 02:13 AM
Congratulations. I'm glad you were able to do this.

ShooterMcGavin
June 7, 2009, 02:17 AM
Good job!
What was the total cost, for rifle and conversion parts?

xbox360
June 7, 2009, 10:16 AM
about $85 people like to convert because those used parts in ak-47's saiga is cheaper than ak 47 better parts [NEW] :) ....hard part was removing the trigger guard and trigger plate... if you want to do more, bayonet lug etc that can be $$ to add a bayonet lug I hear its over 150$!!

I didnt have to install a bullet guide, Thermold mags are the best dont need those bullet guides :)

lipadj46
June 7, 2009, 10:35 AM
You got a deal on your parts, with shipping the parts for a bare bones conversion is about $120 and that is using your magazine as 922r parts.

I chose to have my S12 converted by CGW because it was there for warranty work and I wanted to have the holes welded over and a professional finish but if I were looking for a down and dirty I would do the conversion myself. I paid $300 for my conversion and should be getting it back soon.

To anyone on the fence about converting their Saiga themselves this should convince them. If xbox360 can do it anyone can!! :evil:

xbox360
June 7, 2009, 04:11 PM
;) yea anyone can if I can :cool: I installed the FCG also,

cleetus03
June 7, 2009, 05:27 PM
You know xbox360 I am speechless right now. Well Done!


Out of curiosity, how old are you? I always assumed you were around 16-18.

arizona98tj
June 7, 2009, 07:16 PM
xbox360.....looks good! You gotta admit it's a good feeling to do the work yourself and save the $$ to spend on ammo. ;)


Here's my .223 conversion with the AR-15 mag adapter (http://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/magadapter/magadapter-1.htm) and a MagPul mag. No overprice .223 Saiga mags for me!

http://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/magadapter/magadapter-10.jpg

maskedman504
June 7, 2009, 07:38 PM
I never thought I would see the day in which this thread existed. Good job xbox360.

BK
June 7, 2009, 07:46 PM
I'm green.

xbox360
June 8, 2009, 12:50 PM
Nice Ar-15 mags thats good saves on $$$

Cannonball888
June 8, 2009, 01:30 PM
Yes I reinstalled BHO
We'd better not in 2012

RP88
June 8, 2009, 02:46 PM
geez, and after cluttering up the board for three days, we thought you'd not be able to do it.

See? Not that hard...

xbox360
June 8, 2009, 02:50 PM
We'd better not in 2012
what do you mean ??? I have to reinstall my bolt hold open(BHO) if not its going be a pain to hold it open to clean

geez, and after cluttering up the board for three days, we thought you'd not be able to do it.

See? Not that hard...

And you all thought I was some dumb moron, I did it :cool:

Deus Machina
June 8, 2009, 03:05 PM
BHO=Barack Hussein Obama.

And if it helps any, Saigas are the only AK I know about that actually include a BHO tab. All the rest, you either have to swap or modify the safety lever to include it, or actually disassemble it to clean.

Makes the PITA getting that spring back on right (And I hope you did, it's a pain getting it on again!) worth it just for the bragging rights.

Do wish they could have found a better spot for the tab, though...

xbox360
June 8, 2009, 05:27 PM
Bullet guide is another thing, I dont know if I will be installing one anytime soon..

SimpleIsGood229
June 8, 2009, 08:05 PM
Good job, Xbox!

I strongly suggest installing a bullet guide so you can use mil-surp mags. I just don't trust non-metal-reinforced AK mags. ARs, yes; AKs, no.

xbox360
June 8, 2009, 08:06 PM
Why dont you trust them? I dont like how they are plastic feel...

Superhawk138
June 8, 2009, 11:30 PM
Xbox. Did you get the retaining plate on so your pins don't fall out on you ?

xbox360
June 9, 2009, 10:06 AM
I am ordering one today, I figured that out the other day when my pins where falling out of place during dry fire :(

John Parker
June 9, 2009, 11:04 AM
Thermold mags are the best dont need those bullet guides
No, they are not the best. Far from it.

Zach S
June 9, 2009, 11:15 AM
FWIW, I used arizona98tj's page as a reference, and the BHO went in pretty easy.

Thanks dude...

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