Originally Posted by Ez2b
The market is being flooded with people that were trying to make a buck and bought them before the ban went in to act .now they are panicking because Seiga's are coming back.
Their way around that they just sold 75 per cent of the business to outside of Russia now they're open for sale
Ez2b gets the daily Urban Legend Master award.
The Saiga is made at Kalashnikov, the former Izhmash. There is no way in hell it it gets a foreign ownership. Even if it did, it would still be imported from Russia, and therefore banned by the sanctions.
There is no "comeback". The Saigas are available, because the market basically shrugged them off. Most American assembled AK's are better, and don't require a conversion to accept standard mags. The Saiga trigger is crap compared to the widely used Tapco unit. The Saigas are never optics ready. All they have going for them is the pedigree and the stamps.
If I were buying today, I would consider a Serbian Zastava PAP vs the latest Century products. A stainless steel bolt carrier and a bolt stop are two of the things to be appreciated about the Zastava.