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#1 bcmsaiga

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:03 AM

..pinned on front sight block and gas block. so I would like to do the  front end conversion to add the lower handguard retainer so i can run wood furniture. any advice on where to get the new gas block and front sight block, also since the stock ones are only pinned on can i hit them off with a rubber mallet and install the new ones the same way?



#2 W8lifter

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:42 AM

Rifle Dynamics has the complete FSB. As far as getting the old ones off, it would be much easier to press them off or use a bearing puller to pull them off.


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#3 sharkforce

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 01:04 PM

back when I did my conversion, a dremel worked fine for cutting off the FSB



#4 JoeAK

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:12 PM

You don't need to cut it if it's just pinned on.

 

After I drilled the dimples on my FSB and GB, I used a vise and a brass punch.


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#5 bcmsaiga

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

can you go into more detail with that.



#6 JoeAK

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:36 PM

I had to redo the FSB on my 5.45 the other day, so I took a pic of how I do it.

 

Remove the pins, or drill the dimples that hold it on, then put the barrel in a vise just loose enough that it doesn't actually grab. Then I heated the FSB a little bit with a propane torch and put the brass punch on the muzzle and gave it a few decent whacks.

 

Not the ideal way to do it but it works. My muzzle crown is fine, and it's my most accurate saiga. (about 2" at 100 yards)

 

 

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Edited by JoeAK, 03 November 2014 - 05:37 PM.

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