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Saiga 12 Conversion finally done - PIX

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Deavis, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I finally got a Saiga and got her done. She is my mail order Russian bride. HG retainer is Dinzag. Tapco cut down galil hg, Tapco SAW grip and FCG. Swift lever safety, KVAR buttstock, gun has HK sights welded on (cheapest HK sights I found was from RTG parts), Sling is the MASH style made by me - (LMK if you want one I have many :)) gun was duracoated by TRIDENT INDUSTRIES in Corvallis, Oregon and 762llc of Albany Oregon helped out a bit too. You cant go wrong with those guys. They are awesome to deal with. I am not a fan of the Tapco hg - perhaps a rail in my future for this gun. I would like to do something different with the stock also - It doesnt give a lot of purchase area at the shoulder. Nice thing about this S12 is it eats EVERYTHING 2.75 or 3" and all on the #1 setting from slugs to aa trap loads.... bang bang every time through the Surefire and AGP mags. That makes me very, VERY happy.
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  2. nx302stang

    nx302stang PAC-NW Member

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    Good lookng gun! How much did this build cost ya? =)
     
  3. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, how is the recoil with slugs or heavy buck loads?
     
  4. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's really nice looking - nice as anything I've seen come out of the pro shops.
     
  5. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    recoil is not all that bad with full power ammo. You get it spread over the grip area too..... and it takes a lot of "umph" to run that bolt group....

    Cost? Gun was about $600. after that I kinda quit counting (didn't want to know).
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Fantastic job!!!

    How hard was it to install the HK sights?
     
  7. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Your shotgun should be in a movie. It would make an excellent bear, velociraptor, Alien, Predator, zombie defense weapon...:)
     
  8. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    your makin me want one. Nice job
     
  9. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    The HK sights were welded on by a contact I have that can weld.... He whined about it a lot. then there was the grinding of the welds after to make them pretty. If you are or know a good welder I think it is not too tough... need to preheat them, The dust cover was drilled from underneath and the rear sight block then welded to it from underneath for a clean look. Tromix will do it for you but they have a LONG wait list. Go local with some scrap receiver stubs to your favorite welder (to practice) and see. Need to get heat right also so you dont torque out the receiver cover or the gas block as both are pretty thin. The receiver was welded up too... as you know the Siaga has "extra' holes in the trigger area that remain after many conversions.
     
  10. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    me too...

    hasn't really been "my thing" as I'm just not a big shotgun gun, but to hear that's it's up and running... I might have to get one too.
     
  11. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    do you think you have 900 into this setup? Looks tempting... I've always loved the saiga shotty. I've recently stuck myself on the FN SLP 12g but the price is a bit steep in comparison. anyway, looks really nice, well done!
     
  12. nixuser

    nixuser nw Member

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    only thing i see lacking is a knox spec ops stock :)