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JackImpact
08-14-2010, 21:02
Someones offered me a Saiga 7.62 thats been fully converted. 922R compliant and covered in Tapco gear. Side folder. 2 mags. Also a springfield GI, 2 mags. Comes from the 1980s. For my Ar15 and accessories.

How much is that saiga worth?

I dont wanna get screwed!

His stuff:
http://floridaguntrader.com/index.php?a=2&b=49856

Mine:
http://floridaguntrader.com/index.php?a=2&b=49581

enthusiast
08-14-2010, 21:09
I don't see a Saiga I see:
http://floridaguntrader.com/user_images/1487687.jpg

JackImpact
08-14-2010, 21:10
He has four guns posted. Click the other picture haha

JackImpact
08-14-2010, 21:16
Here.

http://s945.photobucket.com/albums/ad294/JackImpact/Trade%20Pics/
(http://s945.photobucket.com/albums/ad294/JackImpact/Trade%20Pics/)

enthusiast
08-14-2010, 21:25
I really don't see that much in the Saiga. You can buy the sporting version which this one looks like then convert yourself.

The base sporting version is ~349 (http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com/servlet/-strse-506/SAIGA-7.62X39-IZ-dsh-132-/Detail) then you can search around for the Tapco components. I would ask him if he put in the bullet guide if this was converted.

JackImpact
08-14-2010, 21:27
I really don't see that much in the Saiga. You can buy the sporting version which this one looks like then convert yourself.

The base sporting version is ~349 (http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com/servlet/-strse-506/SAIGA-7.62X39-IZ-dsh-132-/Detail) then you can search around for the Tapco components. I would ask him if he put in the bullet guide if this was converted.

Whats a bullet guide?

Do you think its a fair equivalent trade. I wanted the Saiga, 1911 and 66 for all my stuff.

enthusiast
08-14-2010, 21:34
Quoted from here (http://www.cross-conn.com/Saiga_Conversion/step_8.htm):


Typically, military AKs come with a bullet guide (feed ramp) riveted to the front trunion between the magazine well and the breech. Because of the design of the Saiga magazines, this feature is omitted.

The bullet guide is merely a piece of curved metal that lifts the projectile into the breech as the bolt strips it off the magazine. Using milsurp magazines, the projectile would rebound off the breech face of the barrel below the chamber without the bullet guide


It is not hard to put one in. Converted Saiga's fetch different prices. I would look at the classifieds on Saiga12's forums. (http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showforum=42)

JackImpact
08-14-2010, 21:37
Oh a feed ramp. Ya well he said it takes AK mags and not saiga mags. So it must have one, but I shot him an email to ask anyway.

JackImpact
08-14-2010, 21:49
Quoted from here (http://www.cross-conn.com/Saiga_Conversion/step_8.htm):



It is not hard to put one in. Converted Saiga's fetch different prices. I would look at the classifieds on Saiga12's forums. (http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showforum=42)

Found one for 550 OBO.

So thats what Im gonna tell him its worth.

So you think the Saiga, 1911 and 66 is a fair trade for my stuff? Thats pretty much the confirmation Im looking for.

enthusiast
08-14-2010, 21:57
I have no idea on the other pieces. I am sure others will come in and chime in soon. :)

Good luck.

JackImpact
08-14-2010, 22:01
I have no idea on the other pieces. I am sure others will come in and chime in soon. :)

Good luck.


Thanks!

jmg8550
08-15-2010, 10:58
Kinda off topic I guess. Can a feed ramp or bullet guide be installed in a Romanian AK? Mine does not have one and will not shoot anything besides FMJ very well. It will not feed Wolf JHP's at all. The bullet strikes the bottom of the breech every time.

86k10
08-15-2010, 13:49
Kinda off topic I guess. Can a feed ramp or bullet guide be installed in a Romanian AK? Mine does not have one and will not shoot anything besides FMJ very well. It will not feed Wolf JHP's at all. The bullet strikes the bottom of the breech every time.

are you sure yours dont have one? maybe milled into the trunnion like a Chinese ak?

jmg8550
08-15-2010, 14:02
Yeah pretty sure. It is flat at the bottom of the breech.

jreifsch80
08-20-2010, 00:40
I'm sure your romy ak does have a bullet guide as it probably wouldn't even feed fmj well without it also the rotation ramp for the bolt is on the left side of the bullet guide. If you're having touble feeding certain ammo it might be a problem with the mags being a tiny bit high in the back. Aks were designed and build with loose tollerances with one exception, the mag lock for the rear lug of the mag was set per rifle to certain specs (can't remember it now) my advise is to try different mags (especially good old reliable european steel mags) also if still having trouble try using tiny sims to slightly lower the rear of the mag to test if lowering the rear and thus changing the bullet feed angle slightly helps (it has been know to with some guys on other ak build forums) anyways that should be a good start for your romy.

As for the saiga ask if he riveted or used screws also did he replace the entire mag latch with a military trigger gaurd and latch or just use a trigger gaurd that is seperate from the mag latch? The military style tg and latch theoreticle makes it worth a tiny bit more as a lot of guys foing saiga conversions don't want to change out the whole latch with the correct type (they function the same though)