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    Scan of a Saiga 410 Manual

    I’m looking for a scanned copy of the Russian green cover saiga 410 Manual. Hopefully one that shows the adjustable gas system. thanks sKott
  2. I still check in here. Mostly lurking. sKott
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    Saiga 410 No 2 Choke

    I’ve been looking for a Factory No 2 choke for some time and have not had any luck. We’re these even imported? Does anyone have a picture of one? I have one marked 0, 1 and 3. Like to find a 2 to complete the set.
  4. Factory Saiga 410 chokes. #1 and #3 I've been looking for theses for a long while. Saw them on eBay brand new in the brown paper. Now I need to find a #2
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    Why are there no decent magazines for saiga 410?

    There were 2 versions of the factory 10 rounders. Mod 1 had a side window with a round counter. Mod 2 was the more familiar solid body. I picked up 3 of each back when they were available through rusmilitary.
  6. I have 50 more Izhmash decals I cut and are offreing for $5.00 each. Size is 6" x 1-5/16" Price includes Decal, USPS 1st class shipping to your address and $1 for each decal sold will be dontated to the Saiga-12 forum. If we run over 50 I will cut more. Paypal would be perfered. I will PM my address to you if you are interested. I will also take Cash, Check or MO. Thanks - sKott
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    Saiga .410 magazines UK or Europe

    http://www.rusmilitary.com/html/ak_magazines.htmjust need to ask Oleg when they will be in stock.
  8. Another vote for Tac-47. Call Keith, he will fix it up right. sKott
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    ok - I get it now.
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    You lost me at "The stock hits my charging handle". It can't do that...
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    Maybe this will help... http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/21197-skotts-saiga-12-c-conversion/?hl=skott I used a 5.5mm pin that is a 4 degree trunnion. your 4.5mm pin will be a 6 degree trunnion. the top long rivet and the center forward rivet should line up with the existing holes. Make sure you have the correct latch. I can send you a PDF template for the latch hole if you want one. I did the same on my .410. I have better pictures here (half way down the thread) http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/68678-just-got-a-410-me-likey/?hl=skott&do=findComment&comment=666502 This is the mod for the trigger guard if using a regular AK one. http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/22906-factory-style-trigger-guard-and-selector-stop-modification/?&hl=SKott&fromsearch=1 some of the vendors may be making these now sKott
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    manual for saiga 410 help

    To remember I came up tith the phrase: "One is hot, two is not" I also used a little white and red Brownell,s lacquer stix for the stamped lettering to reinforce which setting was hot. Both of these image are of my 12 but I did the same with my .410. sKott
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    Question on Russian 10 slot flash hider

    Here's a better Photo...
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    Question on Russian 10 slot flash hider

    The one I have is Russian (Izhmash) that I purchased from Oleg at rusmilitary back in 2008. The wrench flats should be on the end so you can use the factory wrench to take it off. (Never understood why some of the aftermarket ones put the wrench flats in the middle? How do you tighten it with the factory tool?)
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    Folding Stock for 410?

    I put one on Mine. It was not difficult. just be sure to use the 5.5mm pin 4 degree slant (Russian) trunnion for the AK100. sKott
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    rusmilitary izhmash 10 rd mags

    I have 2 different versions of the 10 round Russian Mag I have 3 of these that are solid body and 3 of these with the counter window: I have not seen many with the counter window. They were listed as Russian when I bought them but they do not have any logos on them at all. Does anyone have any Info on them? sKott
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    sKott's Saiga 12-C Conversion

    After buying a Saiga 12 and gathering a lot of parts I figured it was about time to start the conversion. I usually keep a blog on AK builds so I thought I'd do the same here. I wanted to keep this as simple as possible and keep it as original Russian as I could. After looking around I really liked the 12-C with the AK100 style folding stock. So that's what I'm going for. As I understand the 922 compliance parts count requirements I will need to replace 5 parts. In this conversion I will replace the pistol grip (K-Var), the FCG (Dinzag Arms) and the gas piston (Tromix). This is where I started: Stock IZ-109, Factory 5 Round, Factory 8 Round, Izhmash folding stock with Saiga 12 Trunnion 5.5mm pin, Izhmash Saiga 12 Latch, Russian Flash Hider, Tantal's AK74 Pistol Grip Plate, K-Var AK74 Trigger Guard Modified to remove extra holes, K-Var Pistol Grip, K-Var Pistol Grip Nut and Screw, Tromix Gas Piston, Russian Sling and accessories, etc. Detail of AK-100 Folding Stock and Saiga 12 Trunnion Detail of Factory Retaining Latch (I am missing the pin keeper but it should get here by the end of December) Detail of Trigger Guard Modification Initial Field Stripping Original FCG Removed Bottom Plate and Lower Tang Removed That's it for day one.
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    sKott's Saiga 12-C Conversion

    Got to play with the camera last week. Enjoy the updated pict.
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    Izhmash Saiga .410 History

    I'll play Manufacturer Year (Prefix): 2003 Importer: RAAC Import Year: 03 Gas Plug: 2 settings Gas Puck Style: new Recoil Spring Dust Cover: yes Bolt Hold Open: yes sKott
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    sKott's Saiga 12-C Conversion

    Not sure what a new S12 now (mine was $439 shipped from Gilbert's). But if I were to get another start with an IZ-109 (19" with bead sight). If you can pick one of those up with the factory LRBHO installed then that would be better. Yes the mag prices are redicilous. I think I paid around $100 each for ny 8 rounders. I think I saw some on Gunbroker for $450...Crazy. sKott
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    sKott's Saiga 12-C Conversion

    Not really. Stuff would just be easier to find. K-Var has the rear stock and trunnion. DPH has a good copy of the flash hider. The retainer plate for the S12 became a stocking item about 3 weeks after I posted the Picts of the standard one I modified. Ak builder has front latch parts and the trigger guard sets (although the trigger guards they offer need to be modified to be astetically correct). I guess the only thing I would have done differently is not worried about the pistol grip plate. The length of the plate limits you on the grip you can use. ( I can't use the modern Russian grip or MD Arms Molot grip because the grip base is too long for the plate). If you want the larger grip I think AK builder has longer plates for that application. Other than that I wish I would have bought 7 more 8 rounders before the price went through the roof!!! sKott
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    sKott's Saiga 12-C Conversion

    Back from the dead again... I finished up this build in 2008. My goal for this build was to make a S12C at a time when the correct parts were next to impossible to find. The rear trunnion, front latch parts and 10 slot flash hider are Russian and were ordered from rus military. To get the correct trigger guard I had to modify virgin Bulgarian parts (I have a write up on this on here somewhere). I still remember cutting the receiver with a hacksaw thinking "if I cut this wrong I'm screwed!!!" The S12C conversion is still my favorite build and of all my builds It gets shot the most. Great learning experience. Glad people still use it for reference. And yes, I think I made Mikhail smile. sKott
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    Red Dots on Saiga-12s

    I like the Kobra
  24. I had a couple of people ask about how I modified the Trigger Guard and Selector Stop on My 12 C/K conversion. I recently made a set for dodgeturbointerceptor and kept a better photo log and thought I would post it here as a guide for anyone else. First off you need to obtain the correct parts. For the selector stop get a Virgin Bulgarian Selector from Elk River ($10.99) It is flat with no milling marks and the middle is thicker than say a Polish or Romanian one. As for the Trigger Guard I would use an AK 74 Virgin Assembly, also Bulgarian, from K-Var ($10.99) I compared the Bulgarian to a Romanian Trigger Guard and the Bulgarian appears to be a thicker gauge metal. Start the process with the Selector Stop Modification. Virgin Bulgarian Selector Stop (Elk River $10.99) Place 2 5/32"drill bits or pins in the holes to be removed. I sandwich the selector between 2 pieces of 3/8" steel. I will use this as my cutting guide. Cut with a Hacksaw. This is what you should be left with. File smooth. Polish smooth with Flapper Wheel. Step one complete. Next the Trigger Guard Start with a virgin Bulgarian Trigger Guard I clamped it to one piece of 3/8" steel using the vice on one side and a C clamp on the other. I also used the 2 5/32" pins for alignment. Cut across with a hacksaw Cut complete Check fit with Selector Stop and file as necessary. Mark and cut at about a 45 degree angle. Only cutting the face. Both Sides complete Use a Dremmel tool and a cut-off wheel to remove the excess. Keep the cut toward the face on each side. File Smooth Getting Close... Polish with Flapper Wheel Completed part Side View Completed Part Front View Completed Set sKott
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    Saiga 12 Trigger Guard

    That's some great lookin stuff. Wish I had a table like that!!!