essemgy 0 Posted June 22, 2009 Report Share Posted June 22, 2009 (edited) I recently acquired a Saiga 7.62x39 in like-new condition, for 125 bucks. It was at a gun show, and I made a very thorough evaluation of the rifle before I purchased it. Unfortunately, examining the mag-catch lever was not something on my list of things to examine. Doh. The lever has been filed down, but no bullet guide has been installed. This leaves me with a rifle that will allow standard magazines to fit (but not load the rounds), and Saiga magazines to loosely fit (causing jams left and right). I think I have a couple of options here: 1. I can install a bullet guide and my rifle can accept standard AK mags, 2. I can either repair or replace the mag catch lever, and use the Surefire magazines. I would prefer to use the Surefire magazines, because it's 3 compliance parts, and I love the wiggle room for any future mods I might want to make. Not to mention I try to reduce weight anywhere I possibly can. Is there anywhere online that I can buy a magazine catch lever for an unmodified Saiga 7.62x39? I've been looking for a couple of hours now, to no avail. If not, I can always repair the lever I do have, but it would take more time than I really want to spend on it. Any comments on or advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you :] *EDIT* Other than this issue, the rifle works perfectly. For the longest time I thought that it was just my Surefire magazine causing these problems, but upon further inspection, it's VERY obvious that the mag-catch lever has been filed down a bit. Edited June 22, 2009 by essemgy Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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