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#1 nub

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:08 PM

How to remove the gas tube on a saiga sporting rifle? I know there is a lever, I pulled it to horizontal and even vertical but the gas tube wasn't loose at all.
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#2 Jim Digriz

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:11 PM

Make sure you've removed the bolt carrier. (I've forgot to numerous times myself and felt pretty silly).

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:20 PM

Make sure you've removed the bolt carrier. (I've forgot to numerous times myself and felt pretty silly).

I thought I was the only one that did that, I started to cuss when I left mine in.

You have to pull forward and up at the same time, after you lift the leaver.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

listen to the advice of those above (remove the bolt carrier because the piston lives in the gas tube and the tube won't come out with the piston in it).

but also be advised that assuming you have moved the lever up (I usually put mine somewhere between horizontal and all the way up) you have to kind of wiggle/pull up on the gas tube HARD the first time. I was warned ahead of time that the tube is "in there good" from the factory so I didn't mind pulling up really hard to get it to pop out, it worked and the tube comes out much easier every time after that (the release lever pops up easier now, too!)

#5 WarHammer28

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:43 AM

lol thats a right of passage with a saiga

#6 GregM1

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:05 AM

here ya go, i made this a few years ago but it still comes in handy.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:50 AM

Will a "standard" AK gas-tube just replace this one?

#8 GregM1

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 01:50 AM

Will a "standard" AK gas-tube just replace this one?


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