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  1. Just saw really good video on how to disassemble and reassemble it: I now see what I must look for as Greg says above. My gut tells me "somebody" fubar'd the bolt.......
  2. What about cosmoline built up in the bolt? I've heard of needing to clear it all out with mineral spirits or carb cleaner spray. I will have pictures shortly, but light primer strike seems to be the issue. The pin is hitting the ammo (Federal ammo btw) but nothing occurs? I don't have the gun to try it with other ammo yet.
  3. It function checked just as in the CSS videos I watched when converting it. My Saiga was identical in appearance and function as in the instructions and CSS demo gun.I pulled the trigger after cocking it and it dry fired just as it should have. I never got it to the range because my friend begged me and paid me to sell him the gun there and then. I did not say no.
  4. Great suggestion to check for. A friend had this happen before. A large amount of money appeared before my eyes without me ever firing the gun.........
  5. Will do that. Just insanely curious how a Saiga does not go bang right off the bat.
  6. UPDATE: "AK specialist" he spoke with says the Saigas need ammo with a "more exposed primer"......and that he should switch ammo. O......K?
  7. Conversion of my gun went smoothly this winter, and I actually sold it without firing it to a buddy. Today he goes to the range, and gun won't fire at all. He has decided there is an issue with the firing pin. "Interesting one", I say to myself. Never heard of an AK not firing, or Saiga supplying a faulty bolt/firing pin. I converted the gun and never disassembled the bolt, it is as it arrived from the factory. This friend is extremely impatient. He will take the whole gun apart in a fit and lose a small part, most assuredly. He knows zero about AKs. Can someon
  8. During installation of the Intrafuse hand guard, I got on it a bit too tight and torqued the allen head cap screw, and need to replace it. I need to get it out and replace it. I don't think the bolt is frozen or anything it was just crappy hardware and my allen driver was harder metal than the bolt. What size and thread pitch is the handguard bolt? Pretty sure it's the handguard bolt. I sold my Saiga to my buddy so he has the gun. I can't just go look at it. I need to make the gun 100% for my buddy. Fo removal I figure a LH drill bit? Anyone ruined theirs and replaced it lately?
  9. I need to get my thoughts straight on how to set up the TAT, how deep to thread it into the die when getting started......
  10. One of my hunting buddies offered me $750 this evening for the Saiga and I've never fired it.......gonna let him have it and probably buy another in .308. Sans FSC47 and the TWS Dogleg, but ready to shoot:
  11. Cut end of FSB off and ordered die handle, 14x1LH die and 7.62 TAT guide from CNC warrior for $54 shipped. FSC47 waiting to go on.
  12. Dr. T....did you rent your 14x1LH die and die handle/TAT? Sure would hate to buy one of these setups to use ONCE............... Well I bought the entire kit from CNC Warrior, all in, including cutting oil, for $55. Anyone wanna rent it after I'm done?
  13. I was just about to pile on....mine took all of 10 min A-Z, Makita 12V cordless, Dinzag's supplies. Not a big deal unless you don't lean into it and use a shit bit. Sorry.
  14. Yeah I do have the cleaning kit...forgot about that. Cool you just saved me some ducats. I can also do the DIY press thing with a C clamp and small socket....should work fine. More goofily is the fact that we have to straighten our FSBs ourselves, the gas block, etc. I just hope it shoots straight, slap the dogleg on her and a Trij scope/EOTech and get them piggies. Maybe the boresighting cartridge is just not a perfect fit in the barrel, and thus some wobble magnifies over distance. I'm going to check it again at 25m just to see.....
  15. Who is selling Saigas for $300 cuz I'll take 2 TODAY. Just finished my X39 build....gonna shoot it asap.
  16. 25 metre target, set rear sight at 1, move everything OPPOSITE of your bullet strike to zero in. Got it.
  17. All done. Bullet ramp in. FSB drifted on & indexed as close as I could get. EOTech 512 and TWS dogleg enroute. First, I wanna try to sight in the irons. I've dubbed my AKM "Natalia" after a rather fine, fine lookin' woman I know from Sevastopol, Ukraine. I need some help sighting her in. I used a laser bore sight cartridge indoors, and from about 15-18' the dot is low and left a bit. Looks to me like I need to screw down the front site pin almost all the way down (....remember I transferred this sight pin from my old FSB) however I don't have a tool to safely do so or adjust L
  18. After lunch I finally got fed up (my bud called me about his new 6.8spc he's building and how the AK will be useless on hogs). Indexed the FSB as best I could, and tapped it on while simply holding the rifle in my left hand with a dead blow hammer. It's on there tight as hell. Laser boresight shows my irons are high at close range (and must be way high at range) and a hair left. I guess I gotta screw down that front sight pin. Any DIYs for that? I'm not dependent on irons but want to get this gun out and shoot it.
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