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jeep7081
11-28-2011, 10:05 PM
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CK_32
11-28-2011, 10:09 PM
From what I've heard it's really easy. I'm not an AK guy but people make it sound like child's play.

I'd bet a normal build party guys would be able to help you out too. If not at least you could convert it with company and someone there probably has done one could step in and offer help if you get stuck.

Vkk
11-28-2011, 10:19 PM
There is alot of videos that show you how to do it, I personally used http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com/servlet/-strse-template/Videos-and-Links/Page
these videos when i converted mine, very easy to do

Shooter88
11-28-2011, 10:26 PM
If you can use a drill, a Dremel, and a screwdriver, then your set.

I did mine and was nervous at first, but I took the plunge and before I knew it I had pulled off my first Saiga conversion without a hitch. It is really easy. But definately follow an online guide with pictures as you go along.

jeep7081
11-29-2011, 12:02 AM
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zfields
11-29-2011, 4:14 AM
If you are going to do a full on conversion, sometimes a build part is the only way to go. Not everyone has a welding machine and a shop press.

If you just want to do a basic conversion, its very easy to do yourself.

tujungatoes
11-29-2011, 5:30 AM
Check out the gunsmithing section here on CG.

Bedpan Bandit
11-29-2011, 5:40 AM
It's really easy to do yourself. On my very first conversion I installed the bullet guide backwards and it still feeds flawlessly to this day! Once you get the hang of it, its really easy. If you want a complete conversion, Valkyrie Arms in milpitas does them.

0351USMC
11-29-2011, 6:39 AM
I did my 1st saiga conversion last nite,took me approx 1hr 15min.Wife help me out,because I dont have vise...but I did left out BHO.because it was PIA to install

loosewreck
11-29-2011, 7:23 AM
If you provide all the parts Enterprise Arms in Irwindale will do it for $50.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=398446

jeep7081
11-29-2011, 7:26 AM
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loosewreck
11-29-2011, 7:34 AM
Their FALs get mixed reviews but, from what I've seen and heard, their AKs seem to be pretty nice.

Give them a call to avoid scheduling problems, they're more of a manufacturer than a retail shop.

jeep7081
11-29-2011, 7:37 AM
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loosewreck
11-29-2011, 7:43 AM
Their prices are really fair. I've only done PPTs and had some minor 1911 work done there. Good Luck with the conversion.

jeep7081
11-29-2011, 8:43 AM
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zfields
11-29-2011, 8:47 AM
Do it yourself. Its worth it just to know how it operates

jeep7081
12-19-2011, 5:25 PM
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zfields
12-19-2011, 7:02 PM
Is that including the front end conversion?

SJgunguy24
12-19-2011, 9:21 PM
Is that including the front end conversion?

No, that's no welding, no spot refinish, no reworking the triggerguard to AK spec, no trigger tuning to eliminate hammer follow, it's just slapping your parts in place.

zfields
12-19-2011, 9:23 PM
No, that's no welding, no spot refinish, no reworking the triggerguard to AK spec, no trigger tuning to eliminate hammer follow, it's just slapping your parts in place.

Was figuring that.

for 150 they better press that damn retainer on also!

SJgunguy24
12-19-2011, 9:26 PM
Was figuring that.

for 150 they better press that damn retainer on also!

They don't touch the front end at all.

zfields
12-19-2011, 9:28 PM
If people are charging 150 bucks to slap in a trigger kit and a buttstock/grip, and getting away with it, im in the wrong business.

loosewreck
12-22-2011, 11:56 PM
:eek: Guess, lots have changed in the past few years.

I'm sincerely sorry I suggested them.

defcon
12-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Don't go there. Ruined my rifle. Ill save the details until after the chargeback is complete. Ruined the new pistol grip I brought them (placed in a vice or something), had to order another. Was told $50 (written invoice in hand), when I showed up he said it was $85 if I wanted my rifle back. Rifle was in pieces. He said that was as far as he was going for $85. Verbally told me how to complete it. Etc, etc. Stay away from this place. Not kidding!

he stopped at $85 and left in pieces?! holy ****! :eek:

that's shady

i did my own Saiga 12 conversion without a vice grip. took me 5 hours to do it myself because i had a weak drill bit. also get an axis retainer plate. makes it easier to install instead of the shepherd's crook

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6060/6308422284_aae4a3f7a4_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6043/6308409222_28421f1e0c_b.jpg

D4ZORT
12-23-2011, 11:33 AM
Where did you get that dust cover :D

zfields
12-23-2011, 12:02 PM
Chaos rail system?

D4ZORT
12-23-2011, 12:12 PM
Chaos rail system?

http://www.chaosus.com/PDGImages/TITAN_TOP_RAIL.jpg

$170
http://www.chaosus.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=TITAN_TOP_RAIL

zfields
12-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Thats what I thought.

defcon
12-23-2011, 1:34 PM
the one i have is the titan quad rail. its typically on back order so if you want it make sure to contact Cameron (owner) on the lead time

this is specific to Saiga 12 shotguns. check the other products for other calibers

zfields
12-23-2011, 1:53 PM
the one i have is the titan quad rail. its typically on back order so if you want it make sure to contact Cameron (owner) on the lead time

this is specific to Saiga 12 shotguns. check the other products for other calibers


Ive been keeping up with them for a while. Still waiting for a 762 version of the flip up quad rail.

sharkforce
12-23-2011, 1:54 PM
I converted my saiga myself, it took honestly about a day or two to complete and im not really technically inclined. the hardest part actually that was giving trouble was pinning the new FSB on the rifle, I started with some soft nails and couldn't get them in, then used a nail gun and that was a bad idea. the nail had too much force and went beyond where it should have and gouged out a lot of metal on the new FSB but its fine, did not harm the barrel and it definitely wont come off. rifle still needs to be refinished.
http://i.imgur.com/XrTAi.jpg