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About to tackle the 5.45 saiga conversion.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mod60rimfire, Aug 9, 2011.

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  1. mod60rimfire

    mod60rimfire Member

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    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:
     
  2. bri

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    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.
     
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    Sharp drill bits for the spot welds. Slow speed,good pressure and oil.
     
  4. mod60rimfire

    mod60rimfire Member

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    I got a cobalt bit, oil it up a bit?
     
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    Thanks I am not to worried anymore and I dont think i'll need that vice!
     
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    I did a Saiga .223 conversion a while back. You are welcome to read through my write-up. Others have found it helpful.
     
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