The Saiga is designed by Izhmash, the original AK-47 maker in Russia, who until now manufactures the real deal for the military. They manufacture them in different calibers which includes 5.56, .308, 7.62x39 and even shotgun calibers like 20ga and 12ga. These are some of the best AK’s in the market, and are hard to beat. |
The Saiga AK is designed in a sporting configuration without the pistol grip and accepts only ten round magazines to qualify for importation. To make sure that it will pass the sporting rifles, they mark the 5.56 rifles in .223. The regular AK design is still the same though, and the above mentioned differences can be overcome. There are some companies that convert Saiga and sell them as Saiga Conversions in order to earn.
People can purchase them in the original configuration and they can do the conversion on their own by buying the Saiga conversion kit.
What to Consider When Converting Your Saiga
When converting your Saiga to its original AK look, you need to use a minimum number of US made parts or you will be accused of breaking the law and will be prosecuted, if the US government decided they have a beef with you. This does not mean that a cop will ask you to pull over, dismantle your rifle and count the number of US parts. However, if the ATF really wants to lock you up longer they could use these laws against you. If you want to stay on the right side of the law, you can spend extra $50 for a Saiga conversion kit.
Converting Your Saiga 12 Shotgun
You can now convert your Saiga 12 Shotgun into a tactical side folder, to make it portable and more compact using the Saiga conversion kit. The buttstock has a rubber padding that makes the recoil wet, providing a comfortable rest for the shoulder.
To complete your Saiga 12 conversion, the kit has all the 21 components needed, including the rear block, front catch assembly, left-side folding buttstock, rear latch assembly, safety selector lever, and all attaching rivets. The kit also includes the authentic Russian Saiga 12 handguard. When converting make sure that you comply with 922r rules and regulations. ?
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