(Before anyone starts in on me, he didn't want to spend the extra time/money for me to fill in the dot matrix importer obliteration on the receiver so it stayed.)
He also asked for tactical black Duracoat which I applied over fresh mangenese parkerizing. It basically looks damn near like parkerizing if you ask me. It's nice but shows the most minor scuffs pretty bad. If I rake my fingernails over it... it leaves a scratch. He wants to use an optic on it so he went with the MI railed hand guard instead of the AK-100 furniture. Anyway, all the holes were TIG welded and all factory AK parts used (minus the obvious) in the conversion.
I found the Tapco mag to be very wobbly in the Saiga. I was very surprised to see it cycled fine when I test fired it. Is this normal for the Tapco Galil mags?
One thing I'm also proud of is that I took all the parts that are usually numbered on military contract rifles and stamped the serial number into them. The top cover, selector, gas tube, recoil spring and extractor all got marked.
Edited by lelandEOD, 25 September 2012 - 09:26 PM.