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Saiga .223 conversion build - PIX

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

  1. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Finally got my Saiga .223 done. It is not a "Correct" AK by any means but It works for me... I am actually quite fond of it.... front sight pushed off and pin holes re-welded then turned 1/2 x 28 and AR15 flash suppressor installed. The HK sights (RTG parts - cheapest I found) welded on. HG is TAPCO... wish I would have put a HG rt. on when I had the barrel off but oh well.... I see a rail HG up there in the future. SAW grip, holes in receiver welded up, KVAR stock, surefire mags... sling I made (LMK if you want one - I have extras :) ) Tapco FCG. Rear sight block welded up (amazing job there by Trident) Many thanks to TRIDENT INDUSTRIES Corvallis, Oregon and 762llc of Albany, Oregon for all their help...... You cant go wrong with those guys!

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  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    NICE! I think I might have to check them out.
     
  3. smonk

    smonk Oregon Member

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    Wow! I've never seen a Saiga look that good! Nice job!
     
  4. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks great!
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Interesting front sight/gas block. Can you tell us more about it?
     
  6. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    HK triple frame front, cut off at 10 and 2 o'clock then welded to the top of the gas block. Works perfect with an in the white unissued rear HK base, also welded to top cover from the bottom... Zero no problem height wise. cuts nice little groups (for an AK)
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Someday when you get a chance could you post some closeups of the sight base/gas block?
     
  8. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Here is the rear one... welded/filled/milled. I will work on the front one for you. Saiga22ssightblock.jpg
     
  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Hey, wanna sell it to me? :)
     
  10. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    All guns are for sale... but this one would be A LOT of money.... I got the welding and machining and painting done on a LOT of favors and kinda burned out my sources...
     
  11. Saigashooter

    Saigashooter Or coast Member

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    nice saiga did you do the work your self? how much for the slings shipped to me?
     
  12. 7.62 maniac

    7.62 maniac Portland Member

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    Holy crap, I didn't think I would ever see a Saiga dressed up to look that nice. Well done:thumbup:
     
  13. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Its really nice with the HK sights and swift lever safety, all the holes are welded up in the receiver and the barrel (front sight AK sight pin holes, then smoothed off) and the 1/2 x 28 AR-15 flash hider installed. Everyone who holds it wants to buy it. I also did a Saiga 12 in same format:

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  14. zul

    zul PDX Member

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    WOW! That thing is awesome. Very unique AK. Love it. Great job!!
     
  15. sports-shooter

    sports-shooter Seattle East Side Member

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    Very nice! I'm a fan of HK sights (I even have it on my AR).
     
  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    It strongly resembles a Galil with some subtle differences in the lines.... NICE!
     
  17. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a saiga 7.62x39 that you have influenced its outcome.

    By the way, your saiga would run circles around a mini 14. Nice job!

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  18. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Hey did you cut the bbl down a little or is that just the 16"? The Galil style forearm is throwing me off and I can't quite tell.
     
  19. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    That is a very nice rifle...how accurate does she shoot? How does it compare to other AKs (yes, I know it's a saiga)? How about the weight, does the bull barrel make it front heavy? With the sights on the rear like that, does it make the eye relief akward or just perfect?
     
  20. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Sights are perfect.... shoots better than a standard AK, especially with the peeps. I have not really gotten down to it but 2.5 MOA is what I recall with XM193 Ball. barrel is 16" just threaded 1/2 x 28 and an A2 flash hider installed.