new saiga 5.45x39

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by potentialglock, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So I've posted this in another forum but can't get answers. I bought a new saiga that came with a 10 rd mag. Later I bought two tapco 30 round mags. The round will feed and fire out of both the 10 and 30 rd mags but here's the problem. 1.) The 30 round mags don't seat as easily as the 10. They require a good slap on the bottom. This doesn't bug me but I figure I'll throw it out there. 2.) I like to have the option to eject a live round if I choose not to fire. With the saiga 10 rd, no problem. With the tapco 30 rd mags the round will eject but the soft nose tip has been deformed. Will those be a problem if I use fmjs? Will the fmjs jam the gun?
     
  2. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Does anybody have any answers?
     

  3. mymaro

    mymaro New Member

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    Saigas need bullet guides installed to accept high cap mags
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    You have to drill and tap the area in front of the chamber and screw the bullet guide in.

    It sounds like a nightmare but I've seen it done many times, try youtube.
     
  5. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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  6. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Well supposedly my saiga is 922r compliant but I'm starting to doubt it
     
  7. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So is there a DIY way to install a bullet guide into the rifle?
     
  8. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So is it required to move the fire control group forward? Aren't there stock/pistol grip combos that I can just attach to the tang?
     
  9. mymaro

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    I converted a saiga this past summer went without flaw. I also installed the bullet guide very simple task. What i found most difficult is putting fire control group back together the first time now its cakewalk. Google saiga conversion lots of info out thier i purchased parts from carolina shooters supply sends you all 922r product
     
  10. mymaro

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    And yes thier is stocks that put a pistol grip on with the fire control group where it is but imo its tacky
     
  11. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Omg you got a Saiga 5.45 x 39 I'm so gonna cry if I can't find one!!!! I want one soooooooo bad!!!!!
     
  12. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Honestly my issue is I don't have some of the tools meant to do this job and don't want to buy them since I don't even have a true work room yet.
     
  13. potentialglock

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    Its ok. I just happened to find it at my LGS. Didn't even know what it was at first and probably overpaid for it honestly
     
  14. potentialglock

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    So is it 4 or 6 parts I need to exchange? I know I can't have more than 10 foreign parts but there's disagreement as to whether or not there are 14 or 15 total parts
     
  15. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    How do I know if I need a flat or rounded bullet guide?
     
  16. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    You should need five on an AK variant with no muzzle device, 6 on one with.
    The trigger group is 3, the magazine is 3 and the stock set is 3.

    Most people do the trigger group and stock set in order to use imported mags.

    Saiga's do not have a muzzle device, so it's 14 unless you add one.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  17. potentialglock

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    I don't have imported mags except for the one that came with the gun. So the butt stock, pistol grip and forearm all add up to 3? And if I get a pistol grip I'll have to shift the FCG forward so I might as well get a new FCG which would make the total 6. Does the bullet guide count?
     
  18. potentialglock

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    Any idea as to what my total cost might be with middle of the road parts? Not the most expensive but not the cheapest? By my guesstimation is should be around $250-$300 not counting the potential gunsmith fee if I get stuck or screw up.