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  1. evlblkwpnz

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    We all have brainfarts, lol. Not a big deal. No, that amount of travel is all it takes and I do some other work to reduce the amount of trigger travel with the selector in the safe position, so it is technically 'safer'. I'm not sure why no one else thought of a finely tuned short-throw selector. It takes time and a little attention to detail to perfect and that is probably why we don't see it elsewhere. It's a detail that I ran on my own gun for a long time and figured people would like it on theirs. I like the absence of an exterior stop and the level look of the selector when in the fire position. It looks like it should have been that way from the start. I wish Mikhail was still around. I'd like to hear his opinion on some of the work I have been doing. I think I do the AK based shotgun a little justice, in a tasteful manner, no crap on his AK
  2. evlblkwpnz

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    Safe is up, fire is down. It is in the fire position.
  3. evlblkwpnz

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    It is for speed and precision. What goes in customer guns is for speed. I want to bring it to market. There will be one in every build at that point.
  4. Quick and dirty, you could use some 400 grit sandpaper wrapped around a precision file in the following places... trigger hook hammer where disconnector contacts hammer where trigger hook contacts disconnector where hammer contacts If you have good eyes or a magnifying glass, you might look for any significant burrs or significant rough areas and knock them down with the file first.
  5. evlblkwpnz

    Ks 12 and dove shot

    Yes, I have seen some really bad ones with really bad ideas implemented and nearly ruined parts. It usually comes from regular gunsmiths trying to work on one or a shop that would like to do Saiga 12 work, but isn't really up to the task. When the economy was bad I think a lot of shops would take anything in even if they didn't know the platform at all, just to keep cash flowing. Thankfully, I haven't seen much of it lately.
  6. evlblkwpnz

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    Same video as the "can't hit without sights" thread. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_68wZDsoTE
  7. evlblkwpnz

    Ks 12 and dove shot

    XTR-12 shotgun and ALG AKT trigger are prime examples of what you are referring to in the 'engineer' commentary. They already know it all, why would they bother to listen to a jeweler or a pool builder, lol? As far as winners and losers go, I think receiver to trunnion alignment has everything to do with it. It is the one thing that can vary the most on Saiga 12s. I haven't handled enough KS-12s and Lynx to see if they vary as much in alignment.
  8. evlblkwpnz

    Radically short Vepr 12 SBS

    You're right. However, I have limits just like anyone else. I needed to hear that and I sincerely appreciate it.
  9. evlblkwpnz

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    Handmade from flat bar and the trigger guard too, just like mine. I needed a solution to left side folder with left side charging handle that would not poke the user when slung, strong, quick to manipulate, could be used without a hand, didn't add a lot of weight to the carrier/weapon, simple, and generally did not add much width to the weapon. Not bad on the eyes was a welcome side effect. That design checked all of the boxes. A lot of thought went into my own weapon, the build template for evl grade builds. I never liked others' efforts at left hand charging, save maybe the Lynch, but it didn't check all of the boxes. It is a very cool piece though. I can't believe no one has commented about the short throw selector and the selector stop. I considered everyone's efforts at external stops and came up with the idea of an internal stop. What could be cleaner looking? It isn't quick or easy to do, but it yields a clean look and carries out the smooth feel of the exterior. The only thing the evl grade builds don't have is my trigger. It is killing me to not have time to press that forward.
  10. The testing thing is what bugs me. I just don't understand why companies don't tease for a while, make sure it is good to go, and then release. Instead, they tease and release. Customer get to beta test on their dime to figure out they have a great looking paperweight. I keep forgetting that I have a few great reasons to make this gun run really short. I already started on my plan A and just haven't had time to take it the rest of the way.
  11. evlblkwpnz

    Ks 12 and dove shot

    google MD-20 drum fitting. It will be the same. Do the fitting in the correct order. Fit a very slight amount, check, repeat.
  12. evlblkwpnz

    Radically short Vepr 12 SBS

    ETA: Grace mike12345, we simply disagree.
  13. To hazard a guess... someone had the idea, someone else 'engineered' it (simply made a .308 design into 12ga and dolled it up a bit, but made it a piston arrangement), and then efforts were made to make said something stick to the wall. Good on them for trying. It was indeed a great idea, but the execution fell short. They were not receptive at all to input when I contacted them early on. They already knew it all and that is probably why these things flopped. They didn't even get the machining for the safety detent right, lol. when I first went through it the entertainment factor was high. Still, it does have potential. I'm not sure exactly how I will proceed. There are a few ideas rattling around my head. I'm still trying to get my mind past the thought of a company putting forth that much effort with so little basic understanding of what they are trying to do.
  14. evlblkwpnz

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    I think I may have a new favorite. This was a customer gun. It is basically what evl grade was meant to be, minus the AK100 stock. The gun just looks clean and serious. No BS anywhere, what you need on a SBS and nothing that you don't. There is a ton of detail work on this thing.
  15. evlblkwpnz

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    Not yet. I'm working my way toward it though. There is quite a bit in front of it, but as soon as my pool company finishes the last remaining contracts things will go into turbo mode. I'm extremely excited about it. Free at last! ETA: Believe I'll be posting pics and video of it. It will be cool to lay down video of the shortest great running KS-12. I may even do a 6.5" Lynx.
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