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  1. LESchwartz

    Kobra Switch Repair

    I was actually talking about any of the switches. They're all the same once the actuator panel is removed. If you're talking about the problematic Kobra on-off *knob*, you can get a replacement from Kalinka: http://http://kalinkaoptics.com/kobra-spare-parts-kit.html Larry
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    Kobra Switch Repair

    Well finally found a switch for the broken on in my Kobra (after only a year): The Omron D2F-01 looks to be a direct replacement for the switches in the Kobra. It's about 0.020 thicker and the mounting holes are a little bigger, but otherwise it's the same. 1) Remove the battery 2) Remove the seven screws out of the bottom plate. 3) The bottom plate is sealed with a tar-like black sealant that would soften with a little heat. It seems like the only way to get it off is to drill at least one small hole at the edge of the plate and then apply heat and try to ease it off with a dental pick. It's not made to come off easy. The drilled hole(s) could be later tapped and filled with a set screw or epoxy. 4) Remove the six screws out of the switch (side) plate, and remove it. 5) Remove the two m2x5 screws that attach the circuit board and ease it out of the way. This exposes the four switches. 6) Remove the two m1x8 screws that attach the damaged switch mounting plate. Be careful the screws are extraordinarily fragile. Note: the mounting plate itself is held in place by two m2x5 flat head screws, one each under each switch. 7) Use a soldering iron to remove the wires off the switch. Be careful not to loose track of which one goes to which connection. 8) Solder the wires onto new switch. Note: the Omron switch has the same connection layout as the Russian switch: COM on the plunger end, NC opposite end, NO in the middle. 9) Reassemble in the opposite order. You'll need a tiny washer to mount the new switch. You'll have to fabricate one using a 1mm drill and an old soda or food can. Other items of note: - Screws: If you lose an m2 screw, you can find m2 screws on eBay or a RC hobby store. If you lose an m1 screw, I have only found them available on eBay out of Europe. - Soldering: Unless you have a jewelers vice, you need three hands for the soldering: One to hold the switch, one to hold the wires, and one to hold the soldering iron. - Weatherproofing: You should be able to seal the unit using a small amount of black silicone applied with a toothpick. And as always, "your mileage may vary." Enjoy, Larry
  3. Saiga S-308 Magazines: 2 - SureFire 25 round - NIB. $35 each shipped to CONUS. 5 - FBMG 20 round. FBMG / Uinta Magazine Body with imported follower and floorplate. http://uintaindustries.com/ $30 each shipped to CONUS. 2 - Saiga Factory Magazine extended to 17 rounds (WECSOG). Very reliable. http://http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/10644-okay-308-hi-cap-mags/?p=87284 $25 each shipped to CONUS. 1 - Saiga Factory Magazine body extended to 15 rounds (WECSOG). Body only. $15 shipped to CONUS. 3 - Saiga Factory Magazine 10 rounds. Like new. $30 each shipped to CONUS. Terms: Please use email to contact me (I've had trouble with PM in the past). The first "I'll take it", gets it. Payment via money order only and is due within 7 days. I ship USPS only. Email: LESchwartz AT Victorinc DOT com
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    PK-A vs PK-01V ?

    http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/78988-kobra-died-need-help-finding-a-replacement/
  5. I had a EKP-8-02. Given the current Kobra prices, I'm not sure I could recommend one. I am very please with the PK01-V. Larry
  6. Finally got a chance to sight-in my PK01-V this weekend . . . WOW! Cowitness at 100 yards, great cheek weld, clear a a bell, and more accurate that I remember my Kobra (rip). Also, incredible battery life: I accidentally left the battery on for about two weeks and it was still going when I got to the range! My only regret is that I didn't by two at the sale price. Larry
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    want a russian kobra red dot help?

    There's a used Kobra on Gunbroker right now for $300. Larry
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    May need AK-74 mag springs, baseplate retainers

    I may have some Bulgarian floorplates available in a few weeks. Contact me then if you still need them. Larry
  9. LESchwartz

    The 5.45x39 picture thread

    OK, I finally finished my project . . . as expected the IZ-340 was easy to convert and beautiful. Here are the photos:
  10. LESchwartz

    Russian Optics Red Dot Battery Test

    Eastwave has Kobras for $419, but their shipping cost is awful. Kalinka has them for $449, but they will ship for around $12. Too bad you just missed Kalinka's 15% off sale which would have taken about $65 off their price . . . still too rich for my likes though. Perhaps you can call them and ask "what happened to your 15% of sale?", maybe they will still give you the sale price. Sights should not present any 922® concerns. Larry
  11. LESchwartz

    want a russian kobra red dot help?

    Here's my initial post from my recent thread on the subject: http://forum.saiga-1...-a-replacement/ I went with the PK01-V based on what TX-Zen posted here as well as on his web site. Primarily because of the ability to co-witness at 100 yards. Kalinka was having a 15% off sale, which brought the PK-01-V down to around $250! (Plus Kalinka's shipping was really reasonable a $12 via USPS.) Larry PS: Here's a link to TX-Zen's web site: http://russianoptics.net/reddot.html
  12. I ordered the PK01-V from Kalinka early Friday morning . . . it arrived Monday. Great service, great optic, and a great price during the Kalinka 15% off sale. Larry
  13. I went with the PK01-V based on what you posted here as well as on your web site. Primarily because of the ability to co-witness at 100 yards you mention on your web site. Kalinka is having a 15% off sale till Sunday, which brought the PK-01-V down to around $250! (Plus Kalinka's shipping was really reasonable a $12 via USPS.) If I could have got another Kobra for around $350, I would have purchased another one of those instead. But even at the sale price, it was still around $390. Larry PS: I haven't given up trying to repair my Kobra, but I need to find another dead one I can use for parts. If anybody has one they want to sell, contact me via PM.
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