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  1. GOT IT! Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
  2. Thanks my fellow Texan and "Saigapathic Maniac" I hate to ask another dumb question, but do the tabs that are bent on top and bottom point toward the breech? (like that sig line BTW)
  3. Hi all. First I want to thank the admins and members here. I have learned so much over the years and this forum has been extremely valuable. I'm truly grateful. I'm in the middle of trying to finish a long drawn out Saiga 308 conversion. In the process, the metal "o-ring" gasket got taken off the gas tube and I don't remember how it went back on. [insert embarrassed look here] (I tried to do a search here and youtube but was unsuccessful) Can someone please either explain to me, or point me to a pic of how this gasket is oriented? Because I'm sure I probably have it backwards and or upside down. <-------dunce cap? Thanks in advance.
  4. My first Saiga 12. Selph Arms LLC did the conversion, and the O.D. Cerakote. I took it the rest of the way, and polished the insides to cycle low brass. (Thanks Erik Taylor) I also OD'd on the O.D. green, and painted my drum...8) Chaos up front (with a cheap foam BMX handlebar grip) Ace folding stock. Go Gun trigger guard, and backplate. Hogue Grip. Gunfixer plug. Puck ??? Tapco trigger. Magpul rail covers (aka the most expensive piece of plastic in the world) Cheapy holo sight. (I know.....Don't put a 50 dollar saddle, on a 1000 dollar horse) Got to take it to the range last week, and test it. It worked almost flawlessly with the MD20 drum (right out of the box) and Federal bulk pack. It still had some minor trouble with the Remington bulk, but not nearly as bad since I polished the bolt, carrier, and hammer arm. Here is the "Get owff mah propurtee" view. I used the wire wheel on a bench grinder to take the factory finish off of the bolt and bottom of carrier. Erik Taylor's post was very informative. I was worried that I took a little too much off, as I had a little bit of a "catch" when hand cycling. I took it a step further and eased the back edge of the bolt carrier (dremel stone)where it first strikes the hammer arm on its way back. Sorry I didn't take a picture of that. I think it helped. The trunion and trigger guard, could probably withstand a nuclear blast. I also took a dremel stone, and ground down the bump on the back of the safety selector to eliminate that annoying scratch on the side of my receiver. (picky, I know) I don't think it affected anything. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the finished product. With a little work, a lot of learning, and a chunk of money, I hopefully have a dependable shotgun. My only regret is not putting Krebs sights on it, or some sort of iron sights. This thing pisses empty shells out the side, like Ron Jeremy after a 12 pack......8) Thanks to everyone for the help.
  5. That's OK. I'm glad you replied. I would have never got to see your avatar, which in a sense....has scarred me.
  6. Thanks Nailbomb, This is the kind of info I was looking for. I'm not sure what kind of steel the bolt carrier is made of, and if the difference in the two would ...well....make any difference. I am used to welding fence posts, not intricate stuff like this. Thanks again for the recommendations. Still trying to determine if this is something I want to tackle myself. Your info certainly helps me weigh the decision.
  7. Hey all, First let me say thanks to all those who have contributed to this great forum. I have learned a lot, and have really enjoyed it here. I am at the point of wanting to put the final touches on my S12 conversion, and was wanting some advice. I am wanting to attach a stainless steel skull on my charging handle, but am wanting to do it a bit differently. I love the tromix skull, but do not want a Galil (sp) type setup, as I think it would interfere with my holo sight. Plus I wanted something a little more low profile. Basically like a knob at the end of my original charging handle. The skull is High-density centrifuge cast 300 grade non magnetic high grade stainless 15.6 grams ( over half an ounce ) Cast from a wax model hand carved skull Dimensions : 20mm x 13mm x 18mm It has a hole that runs completely through it from the top to the bottom. I am thinking about drilling a hole in the back of the skull, and inserting my original charging handle into it, and then tacking it, and then welding the bejeezus out of it. I have a basic understanding of welding, but I am concerned about how the two different metals will attach, and really don't want this thing to hit me in the eye at light speed.....8) I also have never welded anything this small. My questions are: Is this skull too heavy to attach onto my original charging handle? Are the dimensions such, that it would interfere with the ejection of spent shells? What would you do with the entire bolt carrier, after all the welding, grinding, etc. has been done? Chrome it? Nickel plate it? Polish? Nice coat of high heat BBQ black? Am I, could I be making a colossal mistake? Is there someone more qualified that I could send it to, that doesn't have a 10 year turnaround time? This is my only S12 and I REALLY don't want to mess it up. Sorry for the poor quality gun pics. Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.
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