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    Ideas for AK/Saiga projects

    Let's get this new site going he right direction. I have some projects on the back burner but it looks like I am going to have some time to get started on one or two. Firstly I hope to work on new wood furniture for my Saiga and second is to move the trigger group on my WASR because I just don't care for the Thordsen I threw on it for compliance purposes. That being said does any one have any ideas or projects they have been working on or ideas for projects kicking around in their head.

    #2
    I did the The wood furniture ,,,Dark Walnut stock and hand guard from Saigastock.com ..Other than that I'm gonna leave it be, until I leave the NY Stink hole..

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      #3
      I am a big fan of the Tapco trigger.

      I have a Chinese MAK 90 that I'm going to unfuck as soon as I have an extra paycheck or two.

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        #4
        Tell us a little about your smithing skills, if you have an intended goal or purpose for the rifle, what if any mods you have already, budget, etc .

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          #5
          I got some new Saiga sporter refinishing projects in the works including a "Parker" 5.45 with a bakelite. Will retake photos of some of the other refinished "NY saigas" now that I have a real DSLR. Will repost and new post all that stuff up soon.

          I've been trying to get more AK aesthetics on the plain jane Saiga, as you know. Sure, for many it's not AK-ish enough but I need semi auto with a detachable mag capacity.

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            #6
            Can a upgrade trigger go into the 762 X 39 Saiga sport rifle.? " NY compliant " stock..

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              #7
              Originally posted by iceburg View Post
              Can a upgrade trigger go into the 762 X 39 Saiga sport rifle.? " NY compliant " stock..
              Yes though it's tricky. Carolina Shooter Supply or Misssisipi Auto Arms has a tapco replacement for the factory saiga (I may have on laying around).

              Now remember since the factory FCG is moved back due to the import laws not allowing a PG, there is a longer linkage there, so it's not like a "real" AK trigger. I found the quality of the factory trigger varies greatly from rifle to rifle and caliber as well. They're not great, but some are actually much better than expected.

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                #8
                Cool thanks Detro, I know you have a lot of experience with the Saiga platform rifles, Are there any feedbacks on that Tapco trigger ? Install issues or quality part complaints that you know of ?

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                • Destro
                  Destro commented
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                  The Tapco G2 is commonly used on imported AKs like the WASR. It's all fine and good. The problem with the factory "sporter" saigas is because they move the trigger back to work with the sporter (for the import law) you have a different trigger with a longer linkage, so there are no real replacement or aftermarket triggers for the sporter, as most people drill it out and do a pistol grip conversion,moving the trigger assembly back to where it belongs.
                  Check out Carolina Shooting Supplies or Missispi Auto Arms (I have the links in the Saiga 101 thread on here). They have a customized version of the tapco that will work with the sporter. It's good but unless the trigger on your particular Saiga is that off, it might be more trouble than it's worth unless you are comfortable with trigger work.

                #9
                Originally posted by mattyj513 View Post
                Tell us a little about your smithing skills, if you have an intended goal or purpose for the rifle, what if any mods you have already, budget, etc .
                Me?
                I picked up the proper front sight base with folding spike bayonet.

                Still need to find a gas block with the cleaning rod hole. Not sure why they ground that all the way off.

                I have a line on the furniture but haven't pulled the trigger on it yet.

                Looking at about 5-600 dollars in parts, which sounds like a lot, but I practically stole the rifle so it comes in at about a grand less than an unmolested Polytech T56, which is what it was before it got caught up in the '89 Bush executive order ban.

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                  #10
                  This is my saiga 7.62 I shortened the stock 4" I added the chaos rail and handguard (well built) Added a bullet guide to fit the ak 10/30 pmags Added a primary arms micro dot Now I need to get to the range Ps I started this project after seeing Destro's beauty's
                  Last edited by Beachbumm; 05-07-2016, 09:50 PM.

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