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Old 12-27-2016, 12:56 PM
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Sorry if this question has been asked before, I have been searching but did not find an answer. I have a Saiga IZ132 7.62x39 featureless rifle and want to keep it that way. I live in California, will there be any problems adding a bullet guide so I can use the lower cost 10 round mags. made for AKs, as the Izhmash mags are running about $40 & SMG about $26 or $12 for a Magpul 10round AK mag. I want to pickup about 20, but at that price difference it would be far cheaper to install a bullet guide if this does not change the legality of the rifle being a sporting rifle?

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My understanding of the law is that 922r compliance comes into play if you modify a Saiga to accept "non sporting" mags. I don't know if using non-Saiga 10 rounders will trigger 922r as opposed to using non-Saiga standard capacity or 10/30 mags though. 922r is yet another asinine law that shouldn't exist.

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Originally Posted by R-H View Post

as the Izhmash mags are running about $40
Here's a source for cheaper Izhmash mags-
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:22 PM
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I used to own a saiga and installed a bullet guide. Sold the magazine that came with the rifle and bought "usa made" ones (tapco). I think I also changed the handguard to a "USA made" one for 922r compliance.
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Be aware 922r is a Federal requirement. NOT a Kalifornia requirement.
If you do this be aware of your "parts count"...

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Originally Posted by Paseclipse View Post
Here's a source for cheaper Izhmash mags-
That is not a bad price - $25. These look really good.

I bought some magazines off of a Saiga website and they don't go in easily - kind of sloppy plastic near the latch... Keep in mind, they were 'modified' to have a USA feed guide... (terminology?)
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