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I've had the saiga12 for a couple years now and would like to get it converted. Can anyone point me a gunsmith or store that offers the conversion locally? I don't want to tear down the shotgun and send it out.

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Anyone? I would really appreciate the help. I have the Carolinashooter kit. Just don't trust myself not to make scrap metal out of it.
 
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Did you ever find yourself someone to do it?

Which kit did you get?

I don't own a saiga-12, but I do own a vepr-12, so I'm fairly familiar with the platform. Can lend you a hand if you haven't done it yet.
 
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I have not been able to find anyone in the Seattle area to do the conversion. The conversion kit I plan to purchase is at Carolina shooters
 
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I ask because they have 18 different "conversion kits"

I've done plenty of business with CSS. Good company. Taken lots of my moneys in exchange for vepr-12 parts lol.
 
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I'm not sure what kit exactly.. I have given up in finding someone at a gun shop to convert the saiga. So it kinda got out on the back burner... wish I had better luck on the coast. May have to travel East of Seattle where guns arnt so scary, might have more luck.
 
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I pieced together a kit of my own when I owned mine and did it myself. Hardest part was dremeling off the rivets. Did it slowly to ensure not to hit anything I didn’t want to.

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Ive done quite a few. You just grind or drill out the rivets and knock them out with a punch. You don't have to plug the holes but a lot of people do and they make plug kits for that purpose. Pretty straightforward operation.
 
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Alright, so I know it's been a long bubblegum time. Maybe too long for an update..
I got the thing converted and have shot it a few times. I have a new ccs plug and spring in it aside from the conversion. I was able to use almost all the OG parts for the conversion....
Now this thing will not run through a mag or a drum with out jamming constantly gets jammed on ejection.
Where the SMITHS at?
 
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Time to start polishing the hammer face and the carrier. Take off all of the rough edges and sharp corners of it.

I rounded the hammer face on my vepr and smoothed out the action. Makes it take less effort for the bolt/carrier to move across the hammer face and come back into battery. Less resistance = carries its inertia longer to cycle more reliably with lighter loads. would never run anything lighter than 3 dram charge and 1oz shot.
 
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