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Posted: 6/16/2009 11:04:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 11:04:37 PM EST by zutmeloda2003]
what is needed to convert the saiga to use a regular akm gas tube?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:26:26 PM EST
you need a lower handguard front band. Dinzag arms makes a "bolt in" kit that is MUCH easier to install (don't have to press off both the front sight and gas block!)

Also need a conventional (non-Saiga) AK gas tube, as the Saiga tube is just straight / bare without mounting points for the upper handguard.

Then add your appropriate upper and lower handguards in their respective places and you are Good To Go!

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:58:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 11:59:35 PM EST by zutmeloda2003]
o yea i forgot about the lower hanguard retainer, not sure i like the bolt on one, but if i wer to get the regular one would i have to cut the notch in the barrel for the lever of the retainerto fit into? and all you have to do for the upper is get a standard ak gas tube?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:13:56 AM EST
Correct on both.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:24:09 AM EST
hmmm well mabye that hmmm well mabye that bolt on on doesnt look so bad haha.... thanks alot bigger hammer
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:12:02 PM EST
the bolt on is good to go. Use the red locktite on it though.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 2:46:38 PM EST
I think the bolt on is fine.

When I had my FSB pressed on I considered going with a regular retainer, but then the price of the conversion would have gone up considerably. I don't even notice the difference in practice so I'm happy with what I have.

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