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Any saiga's in the gresham/portland area

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by .45's and .38's, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anybody knew if the prices went down on saiga's....In the gresham area....The highest ive seen was in woodburn for a .223 it was $520.
     
  2. Aloxite

    Aloxite Vancouver, WA Member

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    Have you checked Keith's? I have bought a bunch from him but nothing in the last year. Prices were very resonable at the time.
     
  3. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    I can get the 7.62s and the 5.56s will be available to me soon. Let me know if you're interested.
     
  4. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    Any word on the 5.45s? Last I heard they're stuck in customs.
     
  5. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    That's what I heard.....same with another one that is coming out that will use up quite a bit of the surplus ammo market;)
     
  6. Felt Lizard

    Felt Lizard The great NW Member

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    I called Keith's 2 days ago about the 7.62, and they said it's in stock for $429.00.
     
  7. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone get brand new Saiga 7.62 x 39 for under $325? I'd be interested, perhaps... Seeing how cheap wolf ammo is, this would make a great SHTF gun.
     
  8. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    The cheapest I've seen yet is $349 online at classicarms but more typically $389 or $399.
     
  9. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    I can do better prices than that on the Saigas.....not a TON better, but I can split the difference between Classic Arms and Keiths with shipping and transfer fee included.
     
  10. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Can you do any conversions on Saiga? I'd like to get a Saiga 7.62 that has pistol grip and folding buttstock, preferably not Crapco, but for a low price, maybe it would suffice.

    If I can find a converted Saiga 7.62 for $500-$600 that takes AK mags, that would be golden. I have a converted Saiga 308 and it cost me a fortune to upgrade it and pay a professional gunsmith to convert it. I hear lot of conversions get screwed up, as not everyone does it right. I don't have gunsmithing skills, so I didn't mess with it.


    As far as my budget, I am saving up for AR, but I wouldn't mind stockpiling a couple of those cheap uncoverted Saiga 7.62 for future conversions.
     
  11. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    Yes I can do the conversions. Depending on what you want I can do it. If you want a standard Tapco folding stock and the pistol grip conversion, I can do that NO PROBLEM. If you want something that will take a lot of work (say for example, an underfolder conversion) I can do that, but it wont be cheap. Give me an idea what you want and I can kick out an estimate for ya.

    If all you want is a standard AK pistol grip, Tapco stock and the ability to take AK mags, I could probably hammer that out for around $600.
     
  12. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great.. Are you a gunsmith, dealer, armorer, etc? Sorry, for my ignorance, I spoke with a few of these companies, like Tromix and they claimed anyone who tries to attempt a Saiga conversion but them will fail. Being as ignorant as I was , I believed them.. However, after taking my gun to the local gunsmith, who is highly skilled, he claimed converting Saigas was no challenge for him at all. I guess what I have to be careful about is someone who is totally unexperienced with building AKs or converting saigas or has no type of guarantee on their work.

    I would trust a conversion done by any gunsmith or person with some type of armorer license, proven Saiga expertise, etc. I'm a bit hesitant to buy a conversion off the street without a known source.
     
  13. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I bought my Saiga 7.62 for about $360. Best purchase I ever made.
    I converted my Saiga .308, but the .308 ran me about $685.. I know, I know; I got had. But I converted it myself and it turned out great! I wouldn't sell it/trade it for even the best AR.. it truley is my SHTF weapon. AS is my Saiga 7.62.
    Sorry for the long irrelevent story. To sum it up, I bought both at a gun show. Buy it when they're about to close. You can usually haggle them down $50 or so..maybe $100 if they're overcharging.
     
  14. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    Yeah, someone who doesn't really know what they are doing will probably have a hard time working on the Saigas....Fail, I doubt as they are pretty forgiving but it takes a while to undo all the crap that has been done to them just to get them into the states. BTW, I am a 07FFL, to answer your other question.
     
  15. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    I've been looking at a .308 Saiga at Classic Arms what can you work out for me.

    PM sent
     
  16. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    That's a pretty decent deal from Classic Arms. I can't do any better than that.