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JPglee1
03-19-2008, 1:15 PM
Title says it all...is there ANY real interest in a steel CNC machined adaptor to insert AR mags into a .223 SAIGA to allow legal pre-owned Hicaps to work with the SAIGAs???

I just got the whole AR lower receiver CAD file and blue prints... Looks really basic to make a proto adaptor on my boss's bridgeport, using OEM AR15 mag release parts and everything (so you could also use a bullet button or P50 if you wanted for whatever reason)

Anyway Im just testing the waters. Im gonna make ONE for me for sure, but thought if theres an interest maybe I could subsidize the project a little....


Thanks!


J

P.S. These would be for SAIGA's and not AKs... the AK trigger guard would interfere with the location of the mag release hardware..... Pics will follow when I have some to show....

paradox
03-19-2008, 1:37 PM
I'll buy one provided it isn't too heavy and it will work with a standard fire control group location.

How are you planning to attach the mag well?

Have you thought about milling out a flared magwell instead of a standard one?

JeffM
03-19-2008, 1:40 PM
I'm definitely planning on making one from a galil adapter, so if the price is right I'd be in for one to save the effort and make it look nice.

Would one need to install a bullet guide for this to work? or would it be plug-and-play for a stock Saiga?

If plug-and-play, would a bullet guide being installed interfere with the feeding from the AR magazine?

WokMaster1
03-19-2008, 2:30 PM
Not really. I have enough rifles shooting 5.56 rounds already. However, if you can solve the issue with Saiga accepting regular AK mags, I'm all ears. :)

simonov
03-19-2008, 2:46 PM
Not really. I have enough rifles shooting 5.56 rounds already. However, if you can solve the issue with Saiga accepting regular AK mags, I'm all ears. :)

Wot issue? Don't these bullet guides (http://www.dinzagarms.com/saiga_762x39/saiga_762x39.html) work?

aplinker
03-19-2008, 2:55 PM
$325 + $150 = $475, still less than a Kel-Tec.

If there were 7.62x39 AR mags that worked I'd say do one for that Saiga, too. AR mag releases are so much better.

WokMaster1
03-19-2008, 4:24 PM
Wot issue? Don't these bullet guides (http://www.dinzagarms.com/saiga_762x39/saiga_762x39.html) work?

I'm a consumer, not very good with tools.....:p That's why I buy Bullet buttons, Monsterman grips, U-15 stocks, 10/30 mags, Hanes. lol!

Beatone
03-19-2008, 4:25 PM
I'm in... :D

paradox
03-20-2008, 6:40 AM
Have you thought about milling the magwell out of derlin plastic instead of steel? You could attach it with two bolts through the rear two mag-latch holes and an extended screw up front in the hole holding on the handguard. It would be lighter than steel, less wear on the equipment, and faster to mill. Also no finishing needed.

Whatever material you use, don't forget to design in a safety lever stop to replace the plate that will be removed with the mag-latch.

savageevo
03-20-2008, 7:52 AM
can you try to make one for the saiga 308 using g3 mags?

hoozaru
03-20-2008, 8:14 AM
yes please, very interested.

paradox
03-20-2008, 8:14 AM
can you try to make one for the saiga 308 using g3 mags?

Making the 308 saiga take any other mags would be hard. There isn't enough room for a bullet guide, so everything is done by the magazine. Before the US made hi-caps came out, people on the saiga forums tried doing conversions for various other 308 mags. Most of the time they ran into reliability issues...

toolman9000
03-20-2008, 9:19 AM
YES!!!!

I am super interested in using my old mags in my .223 Saiga... Please put me on the committed for life list!

LECTRIKHED
03-20-2008, 6:02 PM
I'll buy one or two.