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What year did the first Saigas come into the USA?


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#1 Newaza

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 09:16 AM

What year did the first Saigas come into the USA?  I bought my first (a 7.62x39) in 2006 when they started shipping the receivers with the dimples.  I recently acquired a 22” .308 with wood furniture, and it is dated 2000.  I’m curious about the history of these rifles.



#2 G O B

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:25 AM

The S-.410's were first,I have seen several with mid '90's dates. May be some older - there were at least 3 different gas systems.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 03:01 PM

If my memory serves me right it was the mid 90s that they started to show up .

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 03:32 AM

https://en.m.wikiped...lashnikov_rifle

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 04:30 PM

They were only $259/223 & $289/308 when they first arrived.




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