February 28, 2004, 02:51 PM
Im still too much of a wuss to attempt it,but id rather have a converted Saiga than a Romo slant job.Maybe someday.:confused:
February 28, 2004, 04:17 PM
Wonderful! Just the information I need. Thanks for posting this! :D
February 28, 2004, 05:24 PM
Great site.......haven't seen that one before.
February 28, 2004, 05:54 PM
Thanks for posting!
Fortunately my .308 Saiga will not need as much work since it only has the Standard trigger pins and not the extra ones mentioned at the website. That makes things really easy for me.
Right now I'm checking on getting my barrel threaded and muzzle brake installed.
February 29, 2004, 10:26 AM
I just know if i try it,id end up with a pile of parts in a bag heading to a gunsmith!:scrutiny:
February 29, 2004, 07:38 PM
Well...I took the plunge! :D
So far so good. All I had to do was remove the two rivets and remove the tack welds. And I did it the old fashioned WESCOG way with a hand drill, screwdriver and dremel tool cutting wheel mounted in a hand drill! Fortunately not purple heart for the project so far. The trigger hole was already cut and I can widen the old trigger slot a bit to accept the pistol grip bolt lug. Seems like the .308 model is much easier to modify. On the site it spoke of drilling out/removing extra pins and whatnot. None of that with the .308. Needless to say I let a sigh of relief on that one.
I'm working on getting a Mak90 wood stock (I like the looks of the wood better) and RSA parts will be ordered tomorrow. Ohh...for those that haven't yet.....ya gotta see the RSA spokesmodel. Hubba hubba! :D
When I get through the buttstock hopefully will look like this one. I'll also cut the forarm to look like a Dragunov and mount a standard AK gas tube w/wood on it.
February 29, 2004, 08:54 PM
at a recent gun show I picked up a saiga in 223 have yet to take it out. the finish on it is nice. if SHTF I will do the conversion to pistol grip and ak stock otherwise I will keep it sporting.
for anyone interested in saiga's their is a forum availible with good info and the creator of that website hangs out their. believe he is sheik yourbooty and has arab avatar. www.saiga-12.com
if you get one make sure you ditch the toxic paper it comes in. avoid contact with face and other sensitive areas and wash up after handling.
the stock does feal cheap.
instead of using ak handguard which requires changing gas tube to normal ak. its better to stick with stock saiga handguard and drill few hole in it and cut out some vent holes with dremel or if you got a mill go for it.
wish weather would warm up and dry out some. got two new items that need some shooting. new steyr M9 and saiga 223. I could of gotten a 308 or 7.62x39 for under $300 each. 7.62x39 20 inch barrel version for $220 16 inch version $200 and the 308 16 inch and 20 inch version around $250-$270.
I wish I could afford american but I will take what I can afford if it seems to be of fair quality and reliability.
February 29, 2004, 08:54 PM
That's Sheik Yerbouti's website I believe. He's a member over at http://forum.saiga-12.com. Much more info available there.
Converting a Saiga 7.62x39 to pistol grip is going to be my summer project. :)
March 1, 2004, 07:48 AM
and hopefully, converting a saiga 12 to a saiga 12K will be my fall project :)
course, i'll have so many projects going on then i might not get to this one for a while :)
hey,i can dream, cant i?