Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Saiga, Trigger, Feed Ramps and Mag Catch


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 gunnysmith

gunnysmith

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NE Wyoming

Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:37 PM

My Saiga .223 had a raspy gritty trigger pull after the conversion
So these are the steps I took:
Stone the sear engagement surfaces
Polish surfaces to 800 grit
Reassemble.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#2 gunnysmith

gunnysmith

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NE Wyoming

Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:41 PM

The original bullet guide was not working with the new 10 round mags from KVAR.
A redesign was necessary.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Some engineering of the mag catch was necessary to correct differences in the mag latch boss on the back of the magazine.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

To be continued…………

The original reason for the Gain latch.
Final results:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Finished product:

Posted Image

Posted Image

#3 vjor

vjor

    DEUS EX MACHINA

  • Contributor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,998 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida

Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:52 PM

No bad, no bad, like to see some one really reworked his gun.
Some people say I'm a grumpy, mean, old man.
That's not true.
I have the heart of a kind and gentle soul...
in a jar on my desk.


No man is a match for a woman's tears.
When in need! Use and RPG……

If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.

I don't care what people say as long as I get what I want.

I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!

"One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."
—George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia, 1938

I CAN HAVE THE WEAPON I REALLY ALWAYS WANTED !!!! I DO IT MY SELF,
WHY!!!!!! BECAUSE I CAN, CAN YOU?????

Posted Image


#4 BillTX

BillTX

    Advanced Member

  • Contributor
  • PipPip
  • 116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Central TX

Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:11 PM

Very nice step-by-step!

Maybe the trigger job part, at least, should become part of the Tech Section reference materials?

Bill
Please check out the Posted Image at their website, and if it makes as much sense to you as to me, please ask your representatives to support it!

#5 ArcFault

ArcFault

    Professional Hack

  • Contributor
  • PipPipPip
  • 509 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:49 PM

Good post.
"Experience is remembering how you fucked it up the last time." -Will (Red Jacket)

Mea navis aëricumbens anguillis abundat

#6 MD_Willington

MD_Willington

    collecting citizenships like hockey cards

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,026 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canuck in SE WA State

Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:04 PM

WoW...

Awesome.
If it is called common sense, why ain't it too common anymore?

#7 Cavediver

Cavediver

    Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:37 AM

Nice! I've been looking for some trigger info, this looks like most of the info I want.

What did you use to do the polishing? I've got all sorts of materials, tools, and equipment available, but I've never tried this and don't want to screw it up... I hear people refer to it as "stoning", and I'm assuming they are using sharpenng / polishing stones, but that seems a little impractical for some of the surfaces.

#8 gunnysmith

gunnysmith

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NE Wyoming

Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:04 PM

I use slip stones from McMaster Carr,they are wedge shaped
An Dico chrome polish on a felt bob in the Demel

#9 friggest

friggest

    Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:43 PM

nice workmanship

also

clean your carpet.

-frig

#10 gunnysmith

gunnysmith

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NE Wyoming

Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:48 PM

lol that's a 3 x 3 piece on the shooting bench

#11 gunnysmith

gunnysmith

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NE Wyoming

Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:14 PM

Finishing touches

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#12 dogbone21

dogbone21

    Member

  • Contributor
  • Pip
  • 93 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bremen GA

Posted 06 October 2007 - 08:22 AM

Gunny super jod on the gun, the polishing tips came in handy after a small ammount of " Dremel" time my trigger is super smooth and clean, btw where did you find the split rivets? I would like toused some on my conversion, I used some J.B. quick set to fill mine ,and I like your solution better Karl

#13 gunnysmith

gunnysmith

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NE Wyoming

Posted 06 October 2007 - 09:08 AM

Gunny super jod on the gun, the polishing tips came in handy after a small ammount of " Dremel" time my trigger is super smooth and clean, btw where did you find the split rivets? I would like toused some on my conversion, I used some J.B. quick set to fill mine ,and I like your solution better Karl

They were in the slide drawer type of bins at my local hardware.
The total cost with washers was less than a dollar.
They came chromed, but I chucked them in a drill and sanded the chrome off them so they would take the Duracoat.
I used a finish nail set, similar to a center punch to spread the legs, then a pair of long needle nose vise grips to flatten the legs against the washer. They are in tight and there is no movementin the rivet.
Posted Image

#14 gunnysmith

gunnysmith

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NE Wyoming

Posted 12 October 2007 - 02:50 PM

Gunny super jod on the gun, the polishing tips came in handy after a small ammount of " Dremel" time my trigger is super smooth and clean, btw where did you find the split rivets? I would like toused some on my conversion, I used some J.B. quick set to fill mine ,and I like your solution better Karl

They were in the slide drawer type of bins at my local hardware.
The total cost with washers was less than a dollar.
They came chromed, but I chucked them in a drill and sanded the chrome off them so they would take the Duracoat.
I used a finish nail set, similar to a center punch to spread the legs, then a pair of long needle nose vise grips to flatten the legs against the washer. They are in tight and there is no movementin the rivet.
Posted Image

Added Picatinny rail and an all steel bipod

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#15 David@

David@

    Newbie

  • Member
  • 8 posts

Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:17 AM

Good post. I used your guide to polish up my trigger. Got a little better but might need more polishing on my end.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users