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Garadex 07-13-2012 11:07 PM

Saiga semi-conversion question
If I bought an unconverted Saiga would it be possible to only replace the trigger and add a bullet guide? (I live in Commifornia and don't want a bullet button but want to be able to use AK-74 mags and have a better trigger)

sputnik1988 07-13-2012 11:45 PM

Only if the mags are 10 rounds or less I believe, so no.

Garadex 07-14-2012 12:36 AM

This is not a question about legality I am just wondering if it is mechanically possible. Commiefornia we are allowed to have normal capacity magazines as long as they are disassembled. I do not plan on doing anything illegal.

sputnik1988 07-14-2012 05:12 AM

With the 5.45x39 model, you dont need a et guide to use hicaps. Not sure if the trigger would work without being moved forward.

Garadex 07-14-2012 05:22 AM

Okay one less thing to do when I get it. But does anybody know about the trigger thing?

sputnik1988 07-14-2012 05:51 AM

Let me clarify, I have been told on multiple occasions that the 5.45x39 Saiga doesn't need a bullet guide. I can't vouch for that personally.

What is wrong with the factory trigger?

Garadex 07-14-2012 05:53 AM

I haven't personally used it but I would just like to have a more custom feel to the gun. I may not change it depending on how it is but until then I'll plan on it.

Gatoragn 07-14-2012 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by sputnik1988 (Post 869189)
What is wrong with the factory trigger?


If you want to convert a Saiga hunting carbine to a traditional AK style, you have move the trigger forward to accomodate the pistol grip.

I bought my Saiga carbine because I prefer the stock's fit over the AK.


chevyforlife1972nova 07-15-2012 03:46 AM

yes but once you do this you must be 922r compliant and you need a bullet button. Saiga's in 5.45 are hit or miss if they will work with or with out bullet guides 8 out of the 10 i have seen can work with out them tho

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