My Saiga is set up exactly like the one pictured. I've filled the mag catch, installed a feed ramp and installed a G2 FCG. Problem is, I only have one US made mag (that I bought just for 922 stupidity). I would like to use the many Russian and Romanian mags I already have.
To use foreign made mags, exactly how many more US parts do I need? I'm not interested in moving the FCG and replacing the stock with a PG and standard stock, so that's out.
Basically, what I'm asking is this:
What was done to that gun in the pic to make it legal with that Soviet Block mag?
I'm thinking it's not even compliant. It's just a picture from Auction Arms, and everyone knows how many people are selling non-922r-compliant rifles.
You say you've got the G2 installed, but haven't moved the FCG forward, right? So I'm assuming you got the G2 from Dinzag, for unmodified Saigas. If that's the case, you're only getting 2 US parts out of it (1 of the factory FCG components is still used with the G2 for unmodified Saigas. Check Dinzag's site.)
So that means you'd still need 2 more US made parts to replace current foreign parts to legally use foreign-made "hi-caps". One way would be to replace you're gas piston with a US made one. Then replace your factory front hand guard for a US made one.
Or another way, which I wouldn't really recommend, would be to do one of the things I just said and then swap out the floor plates on your mags for US made ones. You'd be compliant, but I prefer not to depend on mag parts for compliance, but that's just me though.