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What does it take to do something like this???

 

I've seen lot's of cool stuff since I've been crawling around on here. Other than posting stickys at the top, a tech page layed out like the general form would be cool - sections for each of the weapons. Maybe members can cast votes to add a thread as a sticky or move it to the tech section.

If the original thread is left in the regular forum, people can add comments. Then when it hits tech status, make a copy of the original post and any further information the author wants then sticky it.

 

There's a couple nice painting tutorials, bullet guide tutorials, gas port mods, barrel threading, mag mods and some really kick-ass builds that should be stickied.

 

This is in reference to:

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?s=&amp...ost&p=72375

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We talked about this a little not long ago. I believe Bvamp voted it down and said we already have a FAQ section. Well he has a point, that is what that section is for. It started out as a section to let people know exactly what they were and were not allowed to do with their Saigas back when the stupid AWB was still in effect. It evolved to include concise instructions on how to legally modify Saigas to PG configuration so all the answers would be right there and we wouldn't have to answer the same questions over and over and over...

Still we end up doing just that because people tend to skip right over that section and go for the easy quick answers. I think we need to reconfigure the FAQ section and either give it a different name like "Reference" or Saiga Modifications and Tech info" or just "Technical Reference" section. Whatever we call it there needs to be a subtitle like "Find Answers Here" or "Read First, Ask Questions Later". I just think people tend to fly right past anything that says FAQ just because it is such a widely used phrase in computers.

That said, there are a lot of very helpful posts and even whole detailed tutorials on the site that get buried and it would be a great idea to hunt them all down, edit them some and post them in one easy to find section. Actually I would prefer they be left like they are with comments and follow up posts intact because some of that info is useful too. We just need to copy and paste the tutorials or posts by the authors themselves in their own section with a link to the original post for followups and commentary. Like dinzag said.

 

NOT TRYING TO WRITE A NOVEL HERE but I think this is important so a couple more things. It's easy to talk about this idea but a lot of work to make it happen. As mods we have the ability to do whaetever we want with past or present posts but the hard part is the time it takes to track down all this helpful info to put into one section.

 

If everyone would help by posting links in this thread to information that they found helpful at one time or another and especially tutorials that someone spent their own valuable time to put together so all of you could go to it and be able to take on a project with step by step instructions then we could go through those and put together a new section. I know when I first came here I read back through a million posts, it seemed, to weed out info on just what I wanted for my little .410. I didn't even read any of the other forums for quite awhile. It would be very cool if a person could simply go to a section like "Mag Modifications" or "Paints and Finishes" and find most of the useful info on what has been done already without having to search all day.

 

PLEASE HELP! ;)

 

Here are some ideas already mentioned and some more I'm thinking of in no particular order.

painting and finishing

bullet guides

gas system mods

jamming or cycling problems and fixes

barrel cutting and threading

mag mods

custom furniture mods

Saiga ID and markings info

FCG work

sights, mounts, and optics

mag clamps or cinches (this could be part of mag mods I guess)

muzzle attachments

misc. accessories

LEGAL Q&A

ammo

known gunsmiths (with contact info)

impressive builds and innovations

 

ALSO

parts suppliers

links to useful info (pertaining to Saigas or AKs) on other websites

 

Umm... any more ideas?

 

I realize this would use more bandwidth or whatever to have the same info posted in different sections but probably not all that much. Some of it could just be links. If Max would agree to this I think it would be helpful to all. :up:

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Here I'll start.

 

First, all of what's already in the FAQ section with updated info on items listed there that are no longer available where listed.

 

Pvt Pyle's thread on conversion legalities.

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=122

 

Shiek's Conversion tutorial

http://www.cross-conn.com/Saiga_Conversion/

 

Tapco G2 FCG troubleshooting tips from Buddie at Tapco

http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.p...463#post2660463

 

My tutorial on wood handguards and coversion details. (soon to be edited)

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=5178

 

A thread about venting handguards.

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showto...amp;#entry97487

 

My tutorial on modding S-20 mag followers

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=8846

 

My tutorial on making FCG retaining wire springs from original factory spring

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=11518

 

A thread on turning 76mm S-20 Followers Around Backwards http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=3013

 

dinzag's tutorials on converting mags

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=6728

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=8240

 

S-410 Frankenmags

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=3330&hl=

 

kbbeckius' tutorial on the Ace PG adapter with no mods to gun (don't know hat happened to the pics)

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=1688&st=0

 

johnnymceldoo's gas system mod (need someone who saved those pics to repost them!)

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=2457&hl=

 

pistonring8's ported gas tube ala Lollygagger

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=2839&hl=

 

Make's mag straps mod (home made cinches)

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=4440

 

how to make a curing oven for rifles (from another site)

http://www272.pair.com/stevewag/heater/heater1.html

 

 

Links to other sites I've saved:

 

Step by step AK build **

http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/s...nuts4/index.asp

 

Saiga refinishing

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=7351&hl=

 

link to a VERY informative site on Saigas

http://club.guns.ru/eng/index.htm

Saiga 12 http://club.guns.ru/eng/saiga12.htm

 

A good S-12 article posted by AKATTACK

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=5276

 

Tantal's site**

http://tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/default.html

Russian AK-74 Variants

http://tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/variants.html

 

Izhmash website

http://www.izhmash.ru/eng/product/saiga12.shtml

 

Russian American Armory

http://www.raacfirearms.com/

 

Saiga 12 Police shotgun

http://www.assegaitrading.co.za/firearms_saiga_ak47.htm

 

Excellent stock refinishing tutorial from gunsnet

http://gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?t=221518

 

Link to JA's very informative site

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jfreeman246/index.htm

 

Exploded Firearms Drawings

http://www.gunsworld.com/exploded_us.htm

 

Saiga Mags

http://user.rol.ru/~sivko/

 

Kobra collimator sights

http://www.binocularsmart.com/scopes/kobra...igr-saiga.shtml

 

Kobra trajectory info

http://www.headsbunker.com/html/article_trajectory.html

 

A helpful sight for translating foreign websites

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

 

Aim Surplus

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=3330&hl=

 

Sportsman's Guide

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=163181

 

TDI

http://www.tdi-arms.com/home.php

 

Centerfire Systems

http://www.centerfiresystems.com/

 

AA-OK

http://www.aa-ok.com/

 

AKParts.com

http://www.akparts.com/index.htm

 

Ace Ltd USA

http://www.aceltdusa.com/index2.htm

 

CDNN Investments

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/

 

Midway USA

http://www.midwayusa.com/

 

Numerich gun parts

http://www.e-gunparts.com/

 

Global Trades

http://www.globaltrades.com/

 

Brownell's site

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/Home/default.aspx

 

Blackjack's site

http://www.blackjackbuffers.com/

 

Tromix- Tony Rumore's site

http://www.tromix.com/Welcome.htm

 

Prvt Pyle's site?(NEW SAIGAS hopefully)

http://www.fbmginc.com/rifles_%26_shotguns.htm

 

Great info on SKS

http://www.victorinc.com/SKS-FAQ.html

 

Yooper John's SKS page- more great SKS info

http://www.yooperj.com/

http://yooperj.com/SKS-1.htm

 

Excellent AK info (ID, manuals, tutorials, reviews, lots more...)

http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/fcgremoval.htm

 

Saiga 12 SWAT vs. 12-C (differences with good pics) slow to load

http://www.toiminta-ampujat.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=518

 

Double Hook G-2 mod

http://gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?t...double+triggers

 

Saiga Solutions- badz's website

http://saigasolutions.com/phpbb/index.php

 

Tapco

http://www.tapco.com/

 

K Var's site

http://s141369216.onlinehome.us/k-var.com/shop/

 

Ironwood US made stock sets

http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/2aprod/1zAKproduct.html

 

Military Small Arms Parts

http://www.gunthings.com/

 

AK/Saiga parts

http://www.tickbitesupply.com/index.html

 

Rusmilitary (link to front and rear Saiga sights)

http://www.rusmilitary.com/html/c-deact_accessories.htm

 

Cope's Distributing

http://www.copesdist.com/ak47.htm

 

Gunbroker

http://gunbroker.com/

 

Auction Arms

http://www.auctionarms.com/

 

International Traffic of Arms Regulations

http://www.epic.org/crypto/export_controls/itar.html

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Awesome dinzag! Good start. That's exactly what we're after. I wanted to see what you came up with while I was going thru a bunch of my favorite links and editing my post above. I think a link section would be a great thing too. If we all combine our links I'm sure we will all see some new stuff.

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Well, I will add to this, as I noticed a few that were missing... Hard to top the two that already filled this up, they didnt leave much room left for addition! LOL

 

 

S-.223 E German Weiger mag mods to fit the Saiga .223 WITHOUT MODS TO RIFLE...

 

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=8446

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS

 

DYNASYSTEMS...Threading kits, and muzzle items...

 

http://dynasystems-ltd.com/threadingkits.htm

 

POLYTECH PARTS

 

http://www.polytechparts.com/

 

EASTWAVE PRODUCTS... (THE BEST place for siderail AK optic MOUNTS!!!)

 

http://www.eastwave.ca/products/scopes/mountsksak.html

 

GREENLIGHT ARMS... Kalashnikov Building Tools/Jigs/Flat Benders/etc...

 

http://www.greenlightarms.com/products/tools/

 

APWCOGAN... GUN CHROMING, and customizing

 

http://www.apwcogan.com/SKS%20Page.htm

 

 

THIS FOLLOWING SITE was also posted by Cobra... but I wanted to make it clear just how informative, and FULL OF TUTORIALS this site is!!! Check it out COMPLETELY!!! YOU WILL learn a lot about the AK from this website!!!

 

Slapfix... ( just to point out one...)

 

http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/slapfix.htm

 

There are MANY tutorials on this site that are worth the time spent there reading, and BOOKMARKING them!!

 

 

 

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:lolol: YEAH RIGHT! lol

You can tell he practiced a few times with that same one before filming that. I've always had to put the gas tube in a vice and then CAREFULLY remove it and try not to split it. The lamninated ones are easy but the hardwood will split in a skinny minute, especially when trying to install one without lube. Ask me how I know this... no don't.

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Why is some random conversion about making a tech section labeled like its the real deal? :huh:

 

Maybe because if ya look at the date we started this "random conversation", there WAS NO tech section here and it was our idea to get one started?? Ya think??

 

 

Yes I know, answering an old post here for a free bump, to a post that should be at the top anyway. Lots of answers here to questions asked all the time....

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