My first AK

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by ShagNasty1001, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Ran up to the LGS today to just browse and price compare and ran into this little beauty. It's am already converted Saiga AK in 7.62x39 with the scope mount already installed, just need to pick up a mounting system and red dot after I am proficient with iron sights. The only reason I ended up walking away with is because it was priced at the non converted prices I've been seeing but enough talk and pics!!
     

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    orangello New Member

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    I likes it!

    Test it on a bear, soft point ammo.
     

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    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My son bought a Saiga in the Spring of this year and he loves it. It is, in my opinion, a far better weapon than the SAR-1 I bought in the late 90s.
     
  5. GaryGlock

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    Nice, I wanna get the same one, how much did you get it for?
    Need a range report for sure!
     
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    orangello New Member

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  7. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I got it for 699.98 plus tax so a little less than 760 fully converted with two mags. And I actually just left the range but had no targets to take pictures of unless it was exploded rocks haha but it was amazing to shoot, I highly recommend getting one! I also would recommend a muzzle brake as that mine had a lot of climb but almost no recoil at all
     
  8. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Is this just a thread cover or do I need to have it threaded? Sorry for crappy pics
     

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    fupuk New Member

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    I personally cant tell 100% from the picture but it lookes like its not threaded. Mine was spot welded on and it still is. I just have not had the time to get my dremel out and take the spot weld off. Im sure someone with more experiance will ring in soon and help you out better than me.
     
  10. nfafan

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    Not a guru, but "unconverted" means it is a direct replacement for the factory forward handguard. Some folks do conversion work on the front end so as to use standard AKM handguard sets. It completes the whole look.

    If you DO get the MI set, keep me in mind with a PM as I'll buy that "ventilated" factory handguard off of you, as I'm keeping my SAIGA unconverted unless I can trade it away for an U/Folder AK.
     
  11. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    So it'll fit mine?
     
  12. nfafan

    nfafan New Member

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    Yes. A SAIGA front-end conversion uses a standard AKM upper tube with the tack-welded upper handguard brackets, while the lower HG requires the use of a standard lower-HG bracket. You can see that this is a non-trivial job to R&R the gas block and FSBs to swap it out. OR - you can use one of the new, 2-piece lower HG brackets that go together with screws around the barrel.
    I have enough AKs I just want to keep the "rifle feel" of a SAIGA just as it is.
     
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    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Awesome, just the news I was looking for. I'll be sure to order it on my next paycheck