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Place to get a basic Saiga conversion done?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nolo, May 31, 2008.

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  1. Nolo

    Nolo Member

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    I'm gonna get a rifle here soon, and I was wondering where the best place to get a basic conversion done is. Is there such a place? Or should I try and check locally?
     
  2. nalioth

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    I imagine that your car is hogging the place to do it.
     
  3. Nolo

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    Heheheh...
    I was just wondering.
    I'm surprised people haven't really entered the basic conversion business. I haven't seen what FBMG is doing, but I think it's similar to what Tromix does.
     
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    Absurdly easy to do yourself. I just did mine. Just need a couple tools and the right parts.
     
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    What is a "basic" conversion? I mean what parts are you looking at or does it depend on your taste?
     
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    Do the conversion yourself you will be glad you did.:cool:
     
  7. Nolo

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    Awright. I guess so. I just don't trust myself sometimes.
     
  8. nalioth

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    This is a "basic" conversion:

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  9. brighamr

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    Do it yourself. You get to pick specific parts for you, and save some dough. It is veeeerrryyy easy.
     
  10. Deer Hunter

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    Nolo,

    Based on all your other posts, you take firearm design seriously. That's good. So do I.

    As a child of the lego generation, I took advantage of any building piece set toys that I could get my hands on. Contrux, Kennex, Legos, and so on. Right now my current love is building and messing with firarms.

    I enjoyed converting my saiga. It made me appreciate the simplicity of the AK design. I've posted pictures of my converted saiga, which I consider very bone-stock conversion, numerous times. Here's one of the pics floating around, without the POSP scope.

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    I was 18 when I did the conversion a year ago. I used a dremel, a pair of needle-nose plyers, and a small hammer and punch set. I had help tapping the trunnion for a bullet guide, just because I'd never done anything like that before. But again, not a hard thing to do.
     
  11. Nolo

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    Sounds like the way to go.
    It'll probably be the first project I do.
    God willing there's no ban.
    Of course, I might do it anyway.
     
  12. chupacabrah

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    Here is mine:
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    I am VERY glad I did it myself. it really was not hard to do, I just kind of went through the write up and did it step by step.
    Bullet guide from dinzagarms.com
    I got a lot of other stuff from tapco

    one thing--I wish I'd gotten the Nato length stock, instead of the warsaw length. it's a little too short for me.

    you wont regret doing it yourself, just take your time!
     
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