What exactly is the benefit to having a converted Saiga? Will it accept the standard AK mags?
Thanks! I had been looking at the Saigas but want the OE Ak features.Yes, converted Saigas accept standard AK mags.
The whole point of converting it is to add the standard evil AK features such as the pistol grip, high cap mags, flash hider ect to make it just like a standard AK. They remove those features in order to legally import them into the states.
Saigas are the best bang for your buck out there right now. For just a little more then the price of a crappy Romanian WASR you are getting a rock solid true Russian AK.
Centerfire Systems shows them in stock @ $299. Spend another $100 on 922r parts and you can convert one in your garage in an afternoon.Where is the best place to get one right now?
Classic Arms has converted x39 Saigas on sale right now for $475. You wont find them any cheaper then that.Thanks! I had been looking at the Saigas but want the OE Ak features.
Where is the best place to get one right now?
You shouldn't need any tools that aren't in your garage or shop already.Classic Arms has converted x39 Saigas on sale right now for $475. You wont find them any cheaper then that.
To convert one yourself it would cost $300 for the factory stock Saiga plus another $150 in parts. So you are looking at $450 plus labor and the cost of any tools.
Classic Arms Inc.
Why would you want to do that when ready-made mags exist for the .308 Saiga already (from 2 or more manufacturers)?I have seen a .308 saiga converted to use m14 mags..maybe they were fal mags..anyways..how hard would that be I wonder?..I would most definitely pick up the .308 saiga if it were an easy conversion.
that's awesome lol.I love his slogan.
"If you can dream it, we can build it.
(as long as its legal, and doesn't look retarded)"
Not intimidated at all but rather I know nothing about AK's. If $475 gets me one that will still go bang, takes cheap mags and will take surplus type parts then great. Looks do not bother me at all. On the other hand, if I spend up to $600 on one I do not want to have to do much work.that's awesome lol.
As per the conversion, if you aren't picky on the features the converted AKs for 475 look to be one of the better deals going. As has been mentioned before, you never really know the quality of the conversion from them. If you're mechanically inclined then convert it yourself. It's not as intimidating as one might think. If you feel like you might crap your pants as to even removing the dust cover, buy the converted.