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600$ for a used saiga?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gunsmith, Feb 26, 2007.

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  1. gunsmith

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    A local pawn shop has a Saiga with a pistol grip (.308 caliber)
    for sale ...600$!...has the price gone upor are they out of their minds?
    Last time I looked it was more like 300$ ...but that was lat year.
     
  2. Jackal

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    Well, since it has a pistol grip, that would lead me to belive that it has probably been heavily worked and modded for all the evil features. That work adds greatly to the cost of a rifle.
     
  3. razorburn

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    One of the tromix guns? Still kinda pricy.
     
  4. JWarren

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    That 600 will be the best price you'll get for a pre-converted Saiga from anywhere.

    Tromix converted Saigas are above $1K. I've never seen a pre-converted Saiga for sell below $599 (the 308 I got preconverted).


    Now, if you want a pistol grip saiga, you could do the work yourself. Now that I've learned more and have had a chance to look inside mine, that is the route I'd go. Plan on spending about $100 over the cost of the rifle in compliance and conversion parts. If you are looking at a 223 or 7.62x39, add the cost of purchasing a bullet guide if you aren't going to make your own out of a piece of pipe.


    John
     
  5. rbernie
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    Standard 308 Saigas sell for less than $400 just about everywhere I look (including online). A Tromix conversion can be had from FBMG for $750 or so.
     
  6. JWarren

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    rbernie.... you're right. I was reflecting on seeing the ones on Tromix's website. Those are listed more expensively-- I did not count in the options listed.

    For instance:

    #R05-Tromix Saiga .308
    Basic conversion, with Galil style charging handle, flash hider, and HK sights.
    With options priced at: $1,060
    (Less $350 on customer supplied rifle.)

    #R09-Tromix Saiga 7.62x39
    Saiga 16" 7.62x39, AK-103 style.
    With options priced at: $1,235

    This was the cheapest I saw on the page:

    #R07-Tromix Saiga 7.62x39
    With options priced at: $900


    Source: http://www.tromix.com/Welcome.htm


    That said, Tromix is still one of the best sources for a HIGH quality Saiga conversion. If FBMG has them cheaper as a bare-bones-version, it would be an excellent option.


    John
     
  7. gunsmith

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    thanks for your replys

    I guess it is worth it, thanks!
     
  8. DReicht

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    J- I think you mean post converted? Preconverted saigas you can get in the 200 dollar range.
     
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    if this is a basic conversion, then no , that is way too high.
     
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    a plane jane saiga, in 308 , should cost you 350. you should be able to do a base compliant conversion for another 150.
     
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    Basic configuration from importer should be $250 (online prices) to $350 (local prices). I don't know of any professional conversion that is less than $350. So total about $600-$700.

    You could do it yourself for $100, but it won't look as nice.

    If the conversion looks well done, $600 is a fair price to pay.
     
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