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  1. oneobliv - Obviously, I don't know your customer's preference on the matter but, for me, that cover served no useful purpose... no children that could get their little fingers inside the mechanism have access to my Saiga, no low-flying birds (or small aircraft) have ever entered there by mistake or on purpose, and because mine never gets dragged through mud, swamps, Jello, or mashed potatoes, I removed it. Then, I found two things: I could now control the release of spring presure when wanting to store the Saiga uncocked on an empty chamber. And the other thing is that many 3-gun competitors also remove it from their gun, I imagine to reduce the number of parts that could go wrong, but don't really know why. Removing it would also reduce the mass of the moving parts the gas is acting upon. I do have the JTE spring guide kit and I like it. Whether this helps or not, I don't know, but it may give you an additional option to consider in behalf of your customer.
  2. Moderator - Please delete this reply to the post thread. I posted it before I realized it was from 2009 and my reply was not relevant to its present track. I apologize. Thank you.
  3. Update - The slugs I was waiting on to do the slug test mentioned above have, finally, arrived; these are the Sauvestre Balle Fleche in 76mm (3-inch). A distributor in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, that I get other stuff from had them in stock but there were some potential issues with US Customs so I didn't order from him, and... Lo and Behold!... I found out Century Arms, right here in the US, had them in stock, I ordered them, waited a lifetime for them to get here, and now they did. For now, I just got hit with a bunch of work all at once and the heavy rains washed out the main road and one side of the foundation so I won't be able to get some range time for a while. As soon as I do, however, I'll report back.
  4. It seems to me that anybody serious enough about knowing whether his gun is "compliant" or not should not have to settle for a bunch of guesses or half-answers. After all, quoting "some guy on an Internet forum" won't cut it if questioned by any LEO. Fo me, it was too important an issue to not know for myself for sure; researching to my satisfaction meant more than getting generic opinions, regardless of how good those opinions may be (and some of those above were indeed good). Be that as it may, for answers about compliance with 922r go to the "Tech Section" forum, then to the "Second Ammendment, 922r and the law" sub-forum, read a couple of the pertinent pinned threads, and finish by reading through a thread titled "Am I 922r safe?". Be sure to run through the wiki app worksheet on the second post (by GunFun) and THEN you will know specifically where you stand as fas as YOUR gun goes and not somebody else's. Keep in mind, it will be YOU that will have to answer a bunch of questions under less than comfortable interrogation. Regardless of what the manufacturer/importer did or is responsible for, they probably have a legal team on retainer anyway. Do you?
  5. I know this subject has come up in MANY threads and every one of those I have followed ended up in a dead end... well, it seems this time it may be different. Pursuant to an inquiry I made, I just got an email from Vicky Jo Cole at Cadiz Gun Works informing me that LRBHO's are in stock. I also received from her two Youtube links from a customer that bought and installed it. Judging from the videos, it seems that there may be quite a bit of work involved in custom fitting the kit to a Saiga but it does work apparently. Below is an excerpt of her email and the two links. She did not quote a price for the kit or mention if an optional installation was available and, if so, for how much and the turnaround time. ->Yes, we have the LRBHO kits in stock. ->We accept payment of money orders, checks, Paypal or credit card (+3%). ->Payments may be mailed to : CADIZ GUN WORKS, PO BOX 126, CADIZ, OH 43907 ->If paying by credit card or Paypal, call the office at 740 942-3175. Links http://youtu.be/XFhw3JKg6ok Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBeITNcZVP0&feature=share&list=UUvq3U1gUJACv3D0YyOL5LvQ Part 2
  6. Run and Gun - My pleasure!... BTW, What car is that in the background of your avatar? and another question... Did she wash her hands when she got up?
  7. Run and Gun - I apologize for having given you the impression that I was also doing a report on light loads. With the exception of a couple of non-lethals (rubber slugs and balls) which I cycle manually, I don't use any light loads. All modifications I have done to my Saiga have been exclusively to enhance the use of high-power loads. In the process of researching this mods, however, I came across many, many, posts covering tuning for light loads in considerable depth. I am sure that if you spent just a few hours going through the pertinent pinned threads and then doing focused searches you will gather enough information to be able put together a comprehensive set of facts that would guide you to achieving success for your particular light load needs. For example, Wolff has recoil springs for the Colt 1911 pistol that go all the way down to 7 lbs, likely much lighter than you might need but nice to know. But, as I have come to appreciate, tuning for light loads encompasses many more aspects than springs and they all have to be delicately balanced to achieve perfection. Bolt work... profiling, polishing Gas ports... number, sizes, angle, maintenance Internals... alignment, interference, paint, lube, springs, magazine follower, gas puc, gas plug Even how you hold the firearm has a bearing on it... and that is just some of the stuff I've heard from others when they were discussing light loads and I wasn't even paying attention. There is so much good information spread around within this forum's many posts that is like a Las Vegas casino buffet... No excuse to leave hungry. In fact, to help you save time researching, here is your first tip: Skip reading any posts from me. You won't learn anything from me about light loads because I don't know anything about light loads. Sorry...
  8. Point well taken... and coming from someone as experienced as yourself, it is also most welcome. It is very reassuring and comforting to know the steps I've taken to protect an already very sturdy platform will only add to the longevity and usefulness of it for years to come. Having lived behind the 'Iron Curtain' and experiencing first hand the rampant low quality of goods produced by state-employed workers with few prospects for the future, and the powerlessness of the consumer to do anything to improve the quality of his purchased posessions, I may have a tendency to over-compensate now that I live in the United States and, as a free citizen, have both the desire and the means to better control the quality of my environment to the extent I am willing and able. It is a blessing to be surrounded by members of this forum who are knowledgeable and uninhibited in freely sharing the wealth of their expertise with those who, like myself, are seeking to improve their enjoyment of a sport so gravely curtailed to so many others elsewhere. Thank you.
  9. Very good job! I have the JTE and I like it... and it did rather well on your test too. When I evaluated mine using Lightfield 3-inch slugs, my test rig was a Caldwell Lead Sled DFT with two 20 lbs. bags of lead shot in the bottom, me solidly holding it, and it still moved itself and me backwards quite a bit (I had to reposition after every shot). I weigh just over 200 lbs and it still 'rocked' me (12 lb. Saiga+20 lb. sled+40 lbs. shot+205 lb. tester+a few heavy loads=sore shoulder anyway) You may want to consider a heavier test rig and trucker's bungee-type hold down restraint on the front and rear supports, and a trigger release without direct finger/trigger contact (even a string will do if you pull on it evenly). Enjoyed it. Thanks. Look forward to more when you recover...
  10. This is the second and final installment of my tests of recoil springs in the Saiga 12. The intent of these tests was to find that elusive ‘sweet spot’ where my favorite and most often used rounds, heavy slugs in 3-inch (76mm), would cycle properly and consistently with only a minimum amount of contact between the bolt support assembly and the butt plate. Both in its factory configuration and after certain modifications documented in other posts, the battering was still significant, thus the process of tuning the recoil spring system to reduce or eliminate that battering. Having failed to confirm the actual power rating of the factory springs (best guess was between 20 and 22 lbs.) and not geting the desired results with the limited offerings of the after-market Saiga vendors, some research indicated others had success in using recoil springs made for the Colt 1911 pistols. The folks at Wolff (www.gunsprings.com ) had no suggestions at all for Saigas but they did know their Colt stuff quite well. They graciously provided specs on their range of Colt 1911 recoil springs (these guys Rock!), which I used to compare with my own measurements of the other springs I had. Based on this, I ordered one of each of everything they had, starting at 23 lbs. and up to their heaviest, 28 lbs., and got the following: # 41923 23 lbs. # 41924 24 lbs. # 41926 26 lbs. # 41928 28 lbs. For the first test I used the 26 in the front, the 28 in the rear, and the DPH gas plug set on 1. This just about nailed it right off the bat. These are the results: Remington AccuTip – Ejected – No impact (on butt plate) Brenneke Magnum Crush – Ejected – Light impact Lightfield Hybred-Elite – Ejected – Very light impact Lightfield Commander IDS – Ejected – Medium light impact Lightfield Commander IDS (custom) – Ejected – Medium impact Brass Custom Load G – Ejected – No impact Brass Custom Load H – Ejected – Light impact Brass Custom Load I – Ejected – Light impact Brass Custom Load J – Ejected – Light impact Sauvestre Balle-Fleche – Did not arrive from Century on time for test Brenneke KO - FTE Ddupleks Dupo28 2 ¾ - FTE All Federal buckshot 1B through 000 - FTE All Winchester buckshot 1B through 00- FTE All Brass Custom loads A through F – FTE Based on these results, keeping the 26/28 spring set is the way to go. This will allow me to shoot the heaviest commercially-available round tested without any concern for battering of the butt plate and still be within SAAMI pressure specs. It will, likewise, allow me some additional room for development using Brass Custom loads. Because everything was tested at setting 1 on the DPH gas plug, I also have the option to ‘dial-in’ everything else to 2, or some other number to be determined, and retain full functionality with those weaker loads; that would be a low-priority test for another day. The next test I will release data for is scheduled to be for slug Terminal Ballistics (GunFun was also interested). Below are a couple of pictures… (yes, MisterT… it DID happen). Please note that, although all pertinent safety protocols were observed during these tests, my release of the results does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation for any particular brand, model, or type of ammunition, equipment, or testing methodology; it is provided only as a potential subject of discussion of empirical data for the satisfaction of the curiosity of like-minded forum members. As always, I welcome your questions and observations. Now, I need to look up the rules on posting WTS’s. If someone sends me a link, it would save me some time… Thanks
  11. Mississippi Auto Arms - SGMT 10-rounders - $34 - 174 in stock
  12. Is this what you guys are talking about? http://www.centuryarms.biz/proddetail.asp?prod=SG1874-N and http://www.centuryarms.biz/proddetail.asp?prod=SG1875-N Now, I'm curious...
  13. Here is something that has worked for me... www.littlemachineshop.com I've been buying from them for quite a while and continue to do so. So far they have been great; they know their stuff and don't mind steering you in the right direction. They have helped me even with stuff I bought somewhere else. To me, that's what builds customer loyalty. They have a few items I still want, but this Saiga has used up ALL my discretionary funds. I do have a wish list all typed up in my head and, if any of you wish to contribute to the cause, I can make a copy of it. And if not, that's OK too. I still love you all anyway.
  14. King of the Hill - Thanks for the link. I have set it to "follow". Thanks again
  15. 183cav - I got the queasy suspicion that, just maybe, it may not have been 'designed' to be a tapered pin but, rather, sloppy drilling of the hole makes it wider on whichever side it's drilled from and then the softer pin expands to fit the hole... I don't know... Jack - Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Hope you feel well soon. BTW, where is your sub-forum? I want to add it to my 'route' Is it just 183cav and me that have found those #@&% pins to be tapered? I'd love to hear from you.
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