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pullnshoot25
03-11-2007, 7:19 PM
OK people, here is a question that has me going on Saiga fever right about now.

SO here is the deal... upon reading this site about modifying the Saiga into a more functionable rifle....

http://www.cross-conn.com/Saiga_Conversion/step_10.htm

...I saw the author's note (in italics) speaking of how the Galil has a special adapter for using M16 magazines... also, the article states that the Saiga 223 can accept Galil magazines... so here is where the fun begins, muahahaha...

The adapter can be purchased from Vulcan Arms (fortunately, this is a part that WONT blow up in my face, haha!) for a steep but seemingly worthwhile 175 or so dollars. This will potentially allow me to use the readily available M16/AR15 magazines (10 rounders of kourse for Kalifornia) in my future Saiga 223

Now, here is the deal... and before you guys say anything about "searching for it," I could not find any reference to it on this site, although I am sure that I am not breaking new ground here.

1) Has anyone tried this before or even thought of doing it?
2) If so, does the magazine itself have to be filed down any or just the conversion thingamabob?
3) Legality?

I am so buzzed on this idea that I will have a hard time now doing my statistics homework... bring forth thy knowledge, oh Calguns.net forum members!

LECTRIKHED
03-11-2007, 7:40 PM
I think it's been done. Check the Saiga 12 forums. Also you do run into 922r issues, but those can be easily solved. I'd buy one if It was available.

pullnshoot25
03-11-2007, 7:58 PM
Just did. Thanks!

ask80
03-11-2007, 8:06 PM
if you read the other threads where you posted. no one has successfully converted the saiga to use the AR mags, even with the galil adaptor. i believe you have to do some filing and welding and get a bullet guide. best bet is to buy saiga factor 10 rnd mags

pullnshoot25
03-11-2007, 8:11 PM
I have read some but have not seen anything about failures. We shall see though, wont we!?!

railroader
03-11-2007, 9:42 PM
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=67267572 Like this? Mark

pullnshoot25
03-11-2007, 10:07 PM
Apparently, there is a guy on the Saiga forums who has completed an AR15 mag Saiga .223, which is pretty badass, albeit way expensive.

http://www.redstick-firearms.com/firearms2/firearms.html

Q
03-12-2007, 6:24 AM
Apparently, there is a guy on the Saiga forums who has completed an AR15 mag Saiga .223, which is pretty badass, albeit way expensive.

http://www.redstick-firearms.com/firearms2/firearms.html

alot of abominations.:D the micro galil was cool until i saw the ak reciver and the price.:eek: i like the rs-kp for $789 and rs-pg $589.

69Mach1
03-12-2007, 7:37 AM
If anyone is interested, here is a photo of a modified galil polymer magazine that works in a Saiga, however you still need to install a bullet guide and a certain amount of U.S. made parts.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/maggalil.jpg