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Posted: 8/18/2005 4:57:21 PM EDT
I was wondering if the Saiga line of AK's are any good ? I have a line on one for $500.00 at a local gun shop, and I was thinking of buying it. It has the synthitic US stock, handguards, and pistol grip. It also has a scope mount , bolt hold open button, and muzzle brake. Do you guys think the above Saiga is worth $500.00, or should I look for something else?

Thanks for the help!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:34:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 4:10:34 AM EDT by BB]
You could get a Saiga last year unmodified for $180
Who did the modifications?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:02:29 PM EDT
Saiga's are great. Their drawback is their lack of bullet guide and proprietary low cap magazines.
Once converted they are close to the most authentic Russian gun you can have in the states.

That being said, it can be worth $500 depending on the conversion and possibly more. I would not take less than $1000 for any of mine.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:04:42 PM EDT
Depends on the caliber too. That would be a good price for a converted saiga 12.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 9:44:18 PM EDT
No they are not.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 11:27:25 PM EDT
I love my saiga even if it is a Vulcan job, but I didn't pay $500.

I melted the lower HG off today
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:27:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:43:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 7:44:26 AM EDT by 1981]
I'm not sure who did the modifications, but the gun looks new in box. I just sent my Armory USA SSR back to the maker for the second time because of rust in the receiver. I was told the first time that they would fix it and when I got it back their was still rust in the receiver. I called the owner and I was told by the owner, Jim , that he would refund my money $534.00. Thank God...
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:15:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kevin_M4:
Saiga's are great. Their drawback is their lack of bullet guide and proprietary low cap magazines.
Once converted they are close to the most authentic Russian gun you can have in the states.

That being said, it can be worth $500 depending on the conversion and possibly more. I would not take less than $1000 for any of mine.


I love my saiga! All I need is a bullet guide in mine to make it 100%. Great guns and very accurate....at least mine is.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:15:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By narcotik:
I love my saiga even if it is a Vulcan job, but I didn't pay $500.

I melted the lower HG off today



I broke down and bought a Tapco handguard for mine today. I hope to be able to use the retainer and a new gas tube to convert to standard handguards.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:38:08 PM EDT
I paid five for mine ,it was my first ak ran good till a bullet hit the break and bolth me and my girl each got a small shrapnel wound (very minor scratches) WEAR your shooting glasses Always! Gun shop sent it back ,got a new one with slop in mag release feeds sometime/wont others .Sent it back for another one and it runs great ...still love my russian though....
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 4:38:48 PM EDT
Well I just pick it up and it looks great! I just hope I don't have any problems with it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:12:47 PM EDT

post some pics
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