About to tackle the 5.45 saiga conversion.


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mod60rimfire
August 9, 2011, 05:34 PM
About a month ago I bought a saiga rifle in 5.45x39mm

I am now planning to tackle the conversion but am a little wary.
I am not that much of a handy man and I hope I dont bog it up.
Any tips or pointers?

I am only doing the pistolgrip/stock and trigger conversion.

I don't have a vice or anything am I :cuss:

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bri
August 9, 2011, 07:56 PM
Instead of vice, I built a little jig with some scrap wood and secured it to my bench with a couple vise grips, worked great.

Just go slow and don't do anything that doesn't make mechanical sense, you'll be just fine.

CnRnut
August 9, 2011, 07:59 PM
Sharp drill bits for the spot welds. Slow speed,good pressure and oil.

mod60rimfire
August 9, 2011, 08:18 PM
I got a cobalt bit, oil it up a bit?

adc
August 9, 2011, 08:26 PM
take a look thru this....http://gunpoints.org/blog/archives/168. makes the conversion about as easy as it can get.

mod60rimfire
August 9, 2011, 08:50 PM
Thanks I am not to worried anymore and I dont think i'll need that vice!

arizona98tj
August 10, 2011, 12:10 AM
I did a Saiga .223 conversion (http://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/saiga/saiga-1.htm) a while back. You are welcome to read through my write-up. Others have found it helpful.

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