Well, went down to the mailbox this morning and got a nice surpise... My Tapco G2 FCG (double hook) arrived!
So, I got out the tools and disassembled the rifle (Saiga .308). Taking out the stock FCG is a piece of cake done in a minute or two. Here's what the stock FCG looks like:
You can look down in the receiver and see the pistol grip nut hole and trigger hole for a single hook (I bought a double hook, so we'll fix that later).
Here's what it looked like before the action involving a Dremel/Drill in good ol' WESCOG fashion:
Notice I've already painted the bottom (some standard black paint from a distance), though it's still a bit glossy compared to the stock paint job and I doubt it will last very long. I'll deal with that later. Here you can also see the 2nd hook cutout, no big deal freehanding with a Dremel carbide cutter. The spot welds were PITA. I got sick of trying to drill through them and went at it with the dremel.
Ok, for those wondering about the G2 hammer conversion, this pic says it all:
The hump on the G2 (yellow arrow) has to go because it hits the cross-member. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but a simple dremel, bench grinder, or belt sander work should get the job done with a little patience.
More to come later...
Ok, this is currently on hold until I gather funds for a PG/Stock. But so far, I've got the FCG installed and working, here's a run down carrying on from the first post...
Got the hammer grounded. I used a belt sander with course grit and ground it down similar to the old hammer. I then went down to 800 grit to make it look pretty, would have used one a bit more course but I was out. Didn't take long and turned out fine.
Then I had to enlarge the holes in the hammer/disconnector to accept the stock disconnector spring. The spring is also too long to fit, so I trimmed it until I could compress the disconnector and get the slave pin/bushing in.
Forgot: Just a heads up for anyon doing this conversion on a .308. My saftey is NOT functioning now. It's just short of stopping the trigger from releasing the hammer by a fraction of an inch (1/8 or less). I'm not sure if it's because I went with a double hook or my saftey is on the short side, another converter had no such problems. I'm figuring on just JB welding it and testing for durability and welding as a final option. Just be sure to check your saftey engagement after doing a conversion!
Thanks for the post. I was hoping the hammer would fit without grinding, oh well, shouldn't hurt so long as you can do it without heating it up.
Sucks about the safety. Probably be better to screw or weld a piece of metal on, then JB weld though.