View Full Version : Breaking down a shot gun to make it legal

08-26-2008, 5:19 PM
I asked a similar question for a CX4 and found that you simply have to remove the receiver.

If someone from out of state were moving into the state and had a Saiga 12. Could it be broken down enough to keep it from being a violation?

How far down would it have to be broken down?

08-26-2008, 5:57 PM
Dissassembled into a non-firing state.

08-26-2008, 6:43 PM
Dissassembled into a non-firing state.

Which is how far down?

M. Sage
08-26-2008, 6:56 PM
No, you can't really break a Saiga down enough to make it a non-semi-auto shotgun without drilling rivets out, IMO.

I don't believe the Saiga is listed by name, so adding a mag lock would make it 100% legal. Talk to theDrickel or FedUpWBS for more info.

08-26-2008, 7:07 PM
You need one of these:


It would be easy to add a mag lock if you convert it to pistol grip and regular stock and attach a tromix or standard AK trigger guard, and attack a mag lock to that.

Or you could disable the gas system, but IANAL so I can't tell you how much of the gas system you have to remove before it's not semi-auto. Carrier/piston? 2nd piston? Gas plug? Gas block?

Or I can sell you one of those mag locks and the nut and bolt to replace the OEM rivet thru the selector stop.

08-26-2008, 7:07 PM
A mag lock is the way to go. I've been wanting 1 of those but it seem to be more hassle than it's worth.

Utha Schleigle
09-01-2008, 9:47 PM
Not for CA of coarse. But is a drum mag availavle - say in 25rnd or 50rnd 12ga would nice. My when I retire to AZ - belt fedd.

I would think some one has a high cap for the Saiga 12 - not for CA at this time - just curious.

Only 3 monthes for Christmass ideas.

09-02-2008, 1:23 AM
20 round drum magazines are currently available for the Saiga-12.