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BRANDON7766
11-26-2011, 11:00 PM
If you care nothing about historical value....why not just get a saiga instead of a parts kit.....plz assume a saiga is the same dollar amount as the parts kit.

Vanilla Gorilla
11-26-2011, 11:03 PM
Because it is fun to build AKs?

chead
11-26-2011, 11:20 PM
On the other hand: Why not?

gotshotgun?
11-27-2011, 7:04 AM
Because it is fun to build AKs?

+1 that's it

tujungatoes
11-27-2011, 7:17 AM
If all you care about is the price tag there's no reason for a kit build.

Cokebottle
11-27-2011, 7:22 AM
Bingo.

Parts kits are needed for pistol builds or builds that you want 100% "off the grid" with no DROS or 4473 in "the system"

But other than that, like 80% lowers for ARs, there's no reason to go with a kit build beyond "I want to do it this way"

A few years ago when matching numbers kits were $80-$150 and included the original barrel? Oh hell yes.
Today? The parts kits are pushing $300 and you still have to deal with buying and configuring a virgin barrel.

glockwise2000
11-27-2011, 7:26 AM
Because it is fun to build AKs?

:iagree: plus you could put your name or whatever markings you want. No DROS and 4473. No taxes to pay for the state.

Fern
11-27-2011, 7:36 AM
Because, its fun and you get to meet with other members. And you get the satisfaction of knowing you built it yourself.

NorCalK9.com
11-27-2011, 9:14 AM
And cause theres alot of stuff you cant just buy such as a ak74 underfolder, plus when you do a parts kit you know every single part is installed/welded/rivited 100% correctly with the rite tutor!

SJgunguy24
11-27-2011, 10:53 AM
You guys crack me up sometimes. I've done Saiga conversions that were way more work then most AK builds. It all matters on what you want to do. Want a real Russian Krink, well a Saiga is the way to go, 100 series, same thing. It's all about what you want the final product to look like and how close to the real thing you want to get.

vintagedude88
11-27-2011, 6:27 PM
You guys crack me up sometimes. I've done Saiga conversions that were way more work then most AK builds. It all matters on what you want to do. Want a real Russian Krink, well a Saiga is the way to go, 100 series, same thing. It's all about what you want the final product to look like and how close to the real thing you want to get.

How do you get a Krink out of a Saiga? I'd like to see it.:D

Cokebottle
11-27-2011, 7:25 PM
How do you get a Krink out of a Saiga? I'd like to see it.:D
Keep the barrel at 16.1" including the pinned and welded comp and pin the folder.

tujungatoes
11-27-2011, 7:31 PM
There's more differences between a krink and a saiga then the barrel and the folder.

ohlone
11-27-2011, 7:56 PM
its good to build one out of part kit... coz that way i know that my AK was built in a garage by a guy (me) who had ZERO AK experience :43:

SJgunguy24
11-27-2011, 8:02 PM
How do you get a Krink out of a Saiga? I'd like to see it.:D

Didn't take pics of that one but I'll say everything has to go. I strip everything off including the barrel. Then rebuild with proper parts including the correct 1/6 twist barrel.

CSACANNONEER
11-27-2011, 8:02 PM
Some might want the assurance of knowing that their parts were 100% military grade and not just something slapped together from parts made exclusively for civilian rifles. Some might just enjoy build parties. Some would rather have a milled reweld than a stamped Saiga. Some bought parts kits for under $100 with OEM barrels and finally decided to build them. Some just like to tinker. Some want a gun without any paper trail. Some just want to take pride in the fact thet they MANUFACTURED their own gun.