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#1 brvt1000

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:33 PM

Izhmash Saiga shotgun FAQ

Hello and Welcome to the Saiga FAQ and DIY thread. This thread is intended to get users off to a good start by putting information, both basic and advanced, at one easy to find location.

This forum is full of good people and good information. For lack of a better term, "respect your elders". There are many people on this forum that have been improving and dealing with firearms for years if not decades. I have learned a lot from them and you can also. When people give advice, try to drop your ego and listen…chances are that they have "been there and done that". When they give you advice on something, it is usually because they learned the hard way. Read and learn and maybe you can avoid making those same mistakes.

The thread includes links to popular modifications, common problems and other information. Please read the links below before you get started off in the forum and remember to use the search function if you don't see what you're looking for.

Thanks and happy reading,

The Saiga-12.com enthusiasts

P.S. If you see or don't see something that should be in this thread please P.M. it to me and I will be sure to add it. Thanks, Brandon.

BASIC INFORMATION

-Saiga basics
-Saiga Wiki

-Pricing/ Availabilty (PLEASE LOOK AT THE POST DATES!)

-Great tech thread with tons of links.

Common issues:

-"Vodka specials"

Failure To Eject:

-blocked ports

922r compliance:

-ALL THE ANSWERS

Picture threads:

-Pictures

MODIFICATIONS


-Suppliers and upgrades

Improvements:

-polishing

-CONVERSIONS!

-Why

-Guide

-Videos


Mags:

-AGP

-Surefire

-Promag

Drums:

-Drum FAQ

-Why MD-20 (known issues with brands)

-fitting instructions for Mags & Drums
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:06 AM

Great job, but the surefire and promag links no clicky.
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#3 Wotan1105

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:09 AM

Good idea, looks like you're off to a nice start

#4 brvt1000

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:28 AM

Great job, but the surefire and promag links no clicky.

Yeah, still looking for decent threads to link them to. If you know of any, please PM me the links. It will always be a work in progress and ANY help will be appreciated.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:32 AM

Nicely done!

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:38 AM

Looks sticky-worthy.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:06 PM

I am having trouble editing my first post in this thread, anyone know why?
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#8 Moe Zambeak

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:10 PM

I think only contributors can edit posts after X amount of days. The reason is that it bumps the thread to the top if you make an edit (from what I understand).

The S12K is an AK-47 frame modified to fire shotgun shells in a semi-automatic fashion.


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:28 PM

Ok, thanks for the info. I found Bvamp's explanation of it and it looks like you have to be a "Business Member" to edit your posts. So it looks like the idea of this thread will not work unless one of the mods update it.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:34 PM

I think only contributors can edit posts after X amount of days. The reason is that it bumps the thread to the top if you make an edit (from what I understand).


Even Contributors can't edit after a certain amount of time. I can't remember what that time frame is, though.


EDIT: Good job, brv. I like the write-up/info.

Edited by 22_Shooter, 11 June 2009 - 02:35 PM.

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#11 Ben Vampatella

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:24 PM

I dont think Max changed it, but I had edit function set regs to 3 days I think, contributors to a week, and business members to indefinate? I think....

an edit on your post will not bump the thread, however a poll thread will bump whenever a new vote is tallied (if its set to)


If you want to update your post, you will probably have to contact a moderator and ask them to edit it for you.....you dont have anything about RAAC Warranty on there, either, just to point out ;) (Im shameless about plugging CGW)
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#12 Moe Zambeak

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for setting me straight Shooter ;)

...and LOL @ Bvamp :lolol:

The S12K is an AK-47 frame modified to fire shotgun shells in a semi-automatic fashion.


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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:26 AM

Well done. This will prevent some of the same questions from being asked. I think that this should be made into the first sticky on the list.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:32 PM

Thanks for all of the great info in one place. I am looking forward to learning alot from you guys. Thanks
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#15 MAD COW

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:08 AM

I just bought a Saiga 12 last week, and joined this forum. My initial impression of the forum is that there is allot of good information, and things are pretty well organized.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:54 PM

This is a great site, and a valuable resource for anyone with a Saiga. I am happy to join the forums.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:36 PM

I Have been lurking on this site for about a month or so, just picked up my saiga 12 today and i thought i would introduce myself.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:32 AM

This sticky needs a section on the "break-in" period. It' kinda' needs an overall update as well...the old "vodka special" info and troubleshooting guides will have people dremeling their bolts and swapping recoil springs when they should just be sending the damn gun to Cadiz for more gas ports.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:23 PM

Just wanted to say hi to everyone. Bought my Saiga 12 with 22" barrel friday and picking it up Teusday. First shotgun ever bought. I have a group of handguns. Found this site, contributed some funds to it because I know it still wont be enough from what i already learned and will learn. Yhanks so much for such a great informative friendly atmosphere where i can read for hours. Hopefully I will be able to contribute some day than just listen.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:17 PM

Awesome, definitely going to read this. I have 3 S-12s coming to me on tuesday !

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:45 PM

Heya, I'm a nooblet. Also been lurking around this site for a while. I have a ton of stuff coming from MS Auto Arms so I'll undoubtably be needing some answers from here. But I'm glad I found these forums. And I'm glad I found out wth a Saiga 12 is. Craziness
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 11:51 PM

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:25 AM

Hello all, I'm new to this forum and new to the Saiga 12. I just got my S-12 back for work to be done under warranty because it didn't run reliably. I guess I got one of the Vodka specials because it would not run five rounds without jamming/FTE. Anyway I hope it works now and hope to have fun on this site.:super:

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

Hello all, I'm new to this forum and new to the Saiga 12. I just got my S-12 back for work to be done under warranty because it didn't run reliably. I guess I got one of the Vodka specials because it would not run five rounds without jamming/FTE. Anyway I hope it works now and hope to have fun on this site.:super:

I went out to shoot my S-12 last week and now it runs like a Timex! It will even run the Remington 2 3/4 7 1/2 1oz shot from Wallmart. Very cool!

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:04 PM

Tom from Cadiz Gun Works did the warrantee on my Saiga 12 and I want to compliment his work. Thank you Tom and Vikey. Posted Image

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

Excellent source of info. Thanks!

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:04 AM

Excellent source of info. Thanks!

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 12:19 AM

A list of the most common acronyms for saiga parts would be helpful for some of us noobies ;) If it's there and I missed it I apologize =)

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:27 AM

A list of the most common acronyms for saiga parts would be helpful for some of us noobies ;) If it's there and I missed it I apologize =)

It does exist. Try the FAQ section, although my memory might be off on this one.
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:32 AM

A list of the most common acronyms for saiga parts would be helpful for some of us noobies ;) If it's there and I missed it I apologize =)


There aren't many. Mostly just..

BHO - bolt hold open
LRBHO - last round bolt hold open
FCG - fire control group / trigger group
FSB - front sight block
PG - pistol grip

Maybe one or two I overlooked. Haven't slept all night.
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