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    Dinzag Arms in Business/Is Brian OK?

    I could not agree more! I purchased my drill and tap kits as well as his bullet guides. I have drilled and tapped several Saigas and Veprs with his kits and never broken a tap,I have read many broken tap horror stories,but the kits were purchased from another vendor. Great seller that sells quality goods !
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    5.56 AK Magazine "need help"

    AOA has new in the wrapper Beryl mags for $35 ea ,less if you buy in quantity.
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    Spare barrel for your .223.

    See the 1st post above.
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    Bulgarian Circle 10 mags do NOT work in Vepr 223

    Tiger you are correct,this has to do with the Saiga front trunnions not made to spec. The Saiga was made on purpose not to accept full capacity magazines. The easiest solution is to remove a slight amount of material from the front of the magazine. If you remove the top cover and look at the area of the front trunnion when you slowly rock the magazine in you will see the area that is hitting. File just enough so the mags lock in. Sorry I meant to write vepr instead of Saiga ^
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    Steel Galil Mags for Vepr .223?

    I use Galil mags in my Saiga. Orilites work the best,followed by the steel 12 rd. mags. The 35 and 50 rd mags vary in specs so they are hit or miss on whether they will function or not.
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    Steel Galil Mags for Vepr .223?

    There should be plenty 5.45 and .223 mags in Poland and Russia. There was also someone I the UK if I recall.
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    ''Saigalil'' rifle issues.

    Return it and cut your losses !
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    Steel Galil Mags for Vepr .223?

    I used an air die grinder with sanding pads when I converted a Weiger mag,it was a lot of metal removed from only the front latch that locks in the front trunnion.This was only done to 1 or 2 mags and then I had the front of the mag well opened up to allow for unmodified Weiger mags, I believe he milled 1mm from each side if I remember correctly. He did it in 10 minutes while I waited and then I decided to have him thread my barrel,again I waited ,about 15 minutes,the work was done at Elk River Tool and Die when they were in Houston. M85 mags are very similar to the Weigers ,so this may be possible.
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    Spare barrel for your .223.

    Thanks mancat !
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    Spare barrel for your .223.

    Which one do you recommend? The nitrided barrel or the CL lined unit ? Are these 22 or 23mm ? Sorry for the lame question ,the nuianses of barrels is something I have not yet mastered.
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    Saiga 223 bolt/Bolt carrier compatibility

    I would pick up a Bulgarian bolt head and carrier (matching#'s) on one of the forums for $40-50 from a parts kit that someone is parting out and save a few bucks. I picked up one of the KVAR Saiga 5.45 bolts to have as a spare for my .223 Saiga and Vepr,paid about $150 bucks or so for it. then I found someone selling a new bolt,carrier matching #s Bulgy unit for $40 so I jumped on it, then compared the KVAR unit to the bulgy and the Saiga .223 bolt and the differences were small. Enough on the forums have tried it with building the Bulgy AK74 5.45 kits using a .223 barrel ,so I purchased the bolt to have as a spare. The Saiga .223 uses a spring loaded firing pin and the BULGARIAN 5.45 does not. Side note member Cerephim has made spring loaded firing pins for Saigas and is working on making ?223 Saiga/ Vepr bolts.
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    Steel Galil Mags for Vepr .223?

    Liberty,sorry the Houston question was for tbryanh . If I am correct Liberty, you and I have done some business together. ^ is good sound advise.Weiger mags can be made to function with some work to the mags. Are you the guy in Houston ? Sorry Mike not in Texas. Wish I was that's were I'm from originally. I'm in Illinois near Peoria. Ues you can grind or file down steel mags. I did a couple just to see. It's alot more work than it's worth. The mags survive but I'm not sure that they will hold up well over time. Once and a while you will weiger german mags but you pay a premium. Another option it you really want metal mags is to go the route of an AR15 mag adapter. You will need some maching skill to do it yourself.
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    Steel Galil Mags for Vepr .223?

    ^ is good sound advise.Weiger mags can be made to function with some work to the mags. Are you the guy in Houston ?
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    5.45 Replacment Bolt in Saiga .223

    You're totally right. My fault....I just explained the difference between a standard and Saiga bolt in another thread and then go and post the wrong information. No harm,no foul.
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    5.45 Replacment Bolt in Saiga .223

    Wrong bolt for a Saiga.
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    Pap M85pv 5.56 mags

    For those looking for cheap 30 rd steel mags mags, CDNN has these on sale for $9.99 .
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    Saiga factory mag question ?

    I did a search for factory Saiga 10 rd mags and the lowest $ I found was $18.99. Have they really gone up that much or is my Google fu weak ? Any sources for these for less ?
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    Pap M85pv 5.56 mags

    Awesome! They are a bit of work ,at least my 1st was. I went extra slow.
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    Saiga factory mag question ?

    Best price on the tapcos?
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    Saiga factory mag question ?

    Factory Saiga 5.45 mags are polymer.
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    Making factory 5 round mag fit 6

    No, but it sounds like a great idea.
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    Yugo mags in a Saiga

    I have been asked the question a few times about converting the Yugo M85 mags for use in a Saiga. While converting these mags in my opinion in not worth the hassle, they are cheap right now in both 30rd and 10 rd capacities and readily available and are a quality steel magazine. Just like the Beryls and Bulgarian mags the front of the mags need to have some material removed to clear the front trunnion. You will need to measure down about 3/16" and either make a mark or mask with a piece of tape. File or grind down until you barely touch the top of the tape and stop . You have noe clearanced for the front trunion ,now you will need to reprofile the area for your bullet guide. You will also need to remove a slight amout of material fro the rear of the mag ,so it with lock in . Go slow,you can always file a little more, but it is hard to put material back on.
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    Yugo mags in a Saiga

    I am glad I was able to help ! Great mags for the price . Jim Digriz were you able to locate some ? J&G does still list the 10 rd mags pretty cheap at $3.99 ea
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