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  1. Call me crazy, but after ten years of ownership, I felt like the Tromix S-17 in my safe was a little dated. Adding insult to injury, none of my other Russian shotguns even used the rock and lock magazines anymore. I thought about selling it a few times but could never bring myself to actually listing it anywhere. Slowly but surely, the idea crept into my mind to modify the old style shotgun to except Russian mag-well magazines. Over the last two years I’ve been accumulating parts to male it happen and today I finally got it done. The whole idea was to make the S17 look more l
  2. There should be a rivet below the rear latch button. Just look up any AK with the 100 series side folder and you'll see what I mean. My best guess is that this was a one-off on the production line for the very small batch that were imported for LE Only and they (for whatever reason) didn't drill for the bottom rivet. Doesn't really matter as it's very rare and very cool. The biggest problem you're going to have with it is the average Saiga owner thinking it's pretty lame because it doesn't have a flaming-spiked-naked chick-flash suppressor mounted to it.
  3. Interesting that the rear trunnion is missing the lower rivets.
  4. I'm pretty sure I have one but I think it's had the front sight post polished off of it.
  5. Look at the bright side. You can still get a Catamount Fury. ...fail.
  6. I don't know about the triangle stocks, but the 100 series poly stocks need to be trimmed, in my experience. OP, Take it off and send it to me. I'll trim and re-coat it for you, no charge.
  7. It's not the latch that's the problem... it's the catch on the butt plate. You need one of these: http://www.rusmilitary.com/images/saiga12_buttpad.jpg
  8. The Saiga 12 gauge front latch is designed to work with the 12 gauge rubber butt pad, which has a reshaped latch catch. The 100 series steel rifle butt plate (like what appears to be installed on your shotgun) has to be trimmed significantly to work with the 12 gauge front latch.
  9. That sucks. You just found out the hard way why I only silver solder shotgun barrels. I'm interested in hearing how the barrel honing works out too.
  10. And Brutus... I really didn't want to let this one go.
  11. I'll play. here's a recently completed customer 040/SVD:
  12. Agreed. The only thing I'll add to this discussion is to just do your research on what's being imported right now and what's likely to be imported in the foreseeable future. There are some indications that the unconverted Saigas are not going to be around, en masse, much longer. But who knows how many unconverted shotguns are floating around out there... Good luck with your business!
  13. It's a standard length 10 slot Russian clone. It's the only thing I'll rock on my S-12's anymore.
  14. F'ing awesome, brother! I want to use it as a header on my website!
  15. Has the hammer been reprofiled? It kind of looks like it. The downside to reprofiling the hammer is that if your not careful, the hammer will no longer be perfectly perpendicular to the bolt tail and it can cause wear similar to your photos.
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