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Posted: 10/8/2005 1:10:54 PM EDT
I have been told that Bulgi and romy '74 gas tubes are a perfect fit for Saigas. I traded a mamber for one and I recieved a gas tube and handguards. The gas tube is ever so slightly too short, and fits, but is loose. The end appears filed down, and there are small shavings inside. Was this done by the seller, or did it come this way? I removed the gas tubes on my 2 Ak's (one Saiga, one Romy) and neither show signs of this.

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:13:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 1:14:24 PM EDT by TheRealSundance]
That's an Ak47 tube, not a 74.


And yes, It looks like it was shaved.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:21:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRealSundance:
That's an Ak47 tube, not a 74.


And yes, It looks like it was shaved.



Either way, if it hadn't been shaved it would fit.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:46:10 PM EDT
That looks like the tube from a milled AK47, like a type 3.  Those won't fit a AKM or AK74-type rifle without being shaved down, and that looks shaved.  
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 8:11:20 AM EDT
The Bulgarian vented gas tube that I used on my Saiga conversion seemd slightly too short too, but it works great.

Link Posted: 10/9/2005 8:21:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2005 8:45:24 AM EDT by clange]
You might be able to use this to keep it snug.

www.k-var.com/product.asp?0=216&1=264&3=735

Edit: Yeah VVV $7.89 for shipping (to me). Maybe some other place has one, or if theres something else you want from k-var..
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 8:36:00 AM EDT
Hmmm, that may work, Kvar rapes on shipping of small parts though.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 8:38:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2005 8:39:01 AM EDT by ozzy_the_nuke]
When you buy a miscellaneous part off EE, there is a good chance that the seller is getting rid of it because he filed or tweaked on it and now no longer wants it for that very reason.  And they seem to forget to mention it in their add.  Not saying this was the case on the one you got, just saying that has been my experience.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 8:49:09 AM EDT
funny I am going thru this right now.  am trying to work it out.


Originally Posted By ozzy_the_nuke:
When you buy a miscellaneous part off EE, there is a good chance that the seller is getting rid of it because he filed or tweaked on it and now no longer wants it for that very reason.  And they seem to forget to mention it in their add.  Not saying this was the case on the one you got, just saying that has been my experience.

Link Posted: 10/9/2005 9:07:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2005 9:11:59 AM EDT by scromer]
Oops....double tap
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 9:11:15 AM EDT
I've got a Bulgarian vented tube on my SAR-1.  Had to shorten it ever so slightly to get it to fit.  I've noticed that I get less carbon and dirt in the receiver with the vented tube.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 9:23:53 AM EDT
That tube absolutely looks to be filed. Too perfect, no finish, shavings...
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 10:08:40 AM EDT
Looks filed to me.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 1:36:07 PM EDT
The guy I am dealing with has made it 100% right. No worries, just lost time.
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