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Saiga gas tube

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jack Williams, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. Jack Williams

    Jack Williams Member

    Oct 25, 2008
    To all you gun heads.

    I bought a saiga the other day and i cant figure how to take off the gas tube. There seems to be some rust on the front of it, maybe thats my problem,

    -is there anything different (than a standard AK) that i need to do to get it off?
    -should i replace the tube (because previous owner neglegted it)?
    -Does anyone know where i can find a wooden saiga front grips???

    If anyone can help with any of these i would appreciate it.


  2. SaMx

    SaMx Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    back and forth between PA and VA
    It should come off like a regular AK gas tube. The little container the cleaning kit comes in is also a tool to help pull the little lever near the rear sight.

    for the handguard, try the for sale section at http://forum.saiga-12.com/
  3. Mooseman

    Mooseman Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    Just outside of Philadelphia
    The gas tube levers can be ultra tight on a new saiga. I recommend lubing it and using something to help you pull/push it that won't mar the gun if it slips. I really had to wrestle with mine. Also take note of which way the gas tube clip is orientated.-good luck

    oh and by the way, welcome to the forums and normally questions like this would go under the rifle category.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  4. RP88

    RP88 Member

    Jan 1, 2008
    it's a bear without the cleaning kit pod. Other than that, it works like any other AK tube
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