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Best wife ever!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by billc, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. billc

    billc Albany Member

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    Finally! That is what my wife said when I finally decided which gun she was going to buy me for our anniversary, 22years!!

    I remembered seeing a Saiga 7.62x39 at the Rickreall gun show last week and said that is what I want. Didn't think we had the cash for it though so I passed on it. Last night she got tired of me whining about it and told me to just buy the damn thing! I pm'd ABG to see if they still had it. Went over to Corvallis this morning, after making a good deal ( really like dealing with the guys at ABG!) I came home with my brand new Saiga!
    Now I need to sell my Lee loading kit so I can buy some ammo!
    Just got to say it again, BEST WIFE EVER!
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  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your 22nd Anniversary. That's an achievement in itself these days.
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats on the new toy. Did she buy you some 30rd mags too?
     
  4. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    Hah! Hope you don't have to wait for the 30th anniv. for the 30-round mags:laugh:
     
  5. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Excellent :) ! Now its time to deneuter it. Move that trigger group forward and install a PG (following all 922r compliance laws of course).

    Keith
     
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Grats on the 22 years! That is a great accomplishment...
     
  7. billc

    billc Albany Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Yep, got one 30 rounder.
    Plan on doing the trigger move.

    Anything I need to worry about/change out with the 7.62?
     
  8. 009

    009 Jellystone road sw Member

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    she may be. however, by the sounds of it i would give it a rest. we have all been their and you dont want to push it. just my $.02 don't want to se your new toy posted here before you had a chance to really enjoy it. congrats. on 22.
     
  9. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Is this the newer version that takes the standard AK mags?
     
  10. billc

    billc Albany Member

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    Don't know if it'll take AK mags or not. It is NIB with a born on date of Aug 30, 2009. Other than putting an AK mag in and trying, is there a way to tell?
     
  11. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Look at the front of the mags. If there is a dip in the front compared to the sides it will take the standard AK's. If the front is the same height as the sides then it only takes Saiga mags. During the ban is when the Saiga came about with the sporter stock and 10 rd mags to apease the gun grabbers. It also used a different mag which would not allow the use of AK mags. Some people modified the guns but it is easy enough to fix the mags.
     
  12. billc

    billc Albany Member

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    Thanks Deadeye, (I've never been accused of being a photographer,) can you tell from the pic which I have? The stock 10 rounder -foreground- does not appear to have what you're talking about while the Promag may?

    Thanks...

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    10 round = Left
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    10 round = right
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  13. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    You may want to try cycling the aftermarket mag. The promag looks to be the AK version with the lower feed lip.

    Send me a PM if the Promag doesnt work.
     
  14. BroncoFan

    BroncoFan Eastern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. 22 years. Is that lead and brass?
     
  15. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Here is an excellent site that will tell you everything you need to know to do the conversion. (If it doesn't already do so, you can easily convert it to accept AK mags by installing a feed ramp.)

    forum.Saiga-12.com

    Keith
     
  16. Teufel_Hunden

    Teufel_Hunden Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Congrats Bill I'm surprised she's put up with 22yrs of you!!!

    :drinkingbuds:

    She never got me anything that nice.

    Merry Christmas too!!


    T_H
     
  17. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Happy smiles all around. Nice!

    -d
     
  18. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    35 years this may, looking for a 270 wsm for xmas.
     
  19. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    If you ever get a divorce, let me know. Maybe we can trade?
     
  20. billc

    billc Albany Member

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    Thanks T_H, I'm surprised also! (Are you my daddy?)

    Deadeye: Got some ammo today, cycled both mags just fine. I'll have to wait to actually fire it to tell for sure.