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Posted: 3/20/2006 9:31:31 AM EST
I'm new to the Dark Side, and had a question about the long handguard on Saiga rifles...Will this handguard fit a standard AK rifle? Any mods needed? I couldn't find anything using the Search feature.

I handled a Saiga at a show over the weekend, and liked the feel of the handguard.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:25:15 AM EST
The quick answer is no, not without serious modification. I'm sure it could be made to fit but it would take some work.

The saiga handguard has a unique way of attaching to the rifle. The tab that goes between the front trunnion and reciever shell is the only AK-ish thing about it. There's also a long drift pin through the gas block that fits into a notch in the handguard and a screw that secures the whole thing.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:27:12 AM EST
You would have to remove the issue handguard retainer, replace one pin with long pin on your gas block and drill a hole in your receiver for the retaining screw. I would check around and try other drop-in handguards that you might like the feel of before you make the modification.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:10:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:38:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 2:42:22 PM EST by ottergt]
Thanks for the info. That's disappointing...I guess I'll keep looking for alternatives.

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:02:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:56:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 1:52:42 PM EST by ottergt]
Yep! I've been researching that too...

-- Saiga Forum (lots of good links under the Tech Section of the Welcome Forum there...)

-- Saiga Conversion

Haven't really looked at a VEPR yet...that's next.

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