Dang! I figured the EO would hurt the forums, but not this bad. How about Kalashnikov USA or whatever it is called? I still see tons of Century a RWA modified weapons. I do know they have been scarce in CA, and run $575 and up on Gunbroker. Considering I paid $289 for my first Saiga (a 223) in 2008. I've had about 7 (counting the one in 10 day jail), and the price has gone up steadily. The last one I got (before the current one) was a couple days before the import ban hit. IIRC, I paid about $575 out the door with Tax and DROS. Besides the EO, I guess, there is also the proliferation of cheap AKs: Yugos, Romanian, IOs, etc. You can get a ready to go pistol grip AK for less than a Saiga now.
I actually got a screaming deal on the IZ132 I have in Cali "10 day Jail." l I traded straight across: My Iraqi Contractor WASR and a Romanian bayonet, for a: NIB 2014 IZ132, 3 factory mags, Tapco FCG to modify for the saiga, and a standard AK gas tube to do my magic on with the factory forend. Considering new factory mags run $35 each ($70), Tapco G2 runs $35, and the gas tube NOS runs $40, there's $150 of extras I got with the new Saiga for the WASR I had $589 into. I did well.... That makes my Saiga $439 (+$50 DROS and private party transfer fee.) I am VERY happy
It is sad to see the state of the Saiga forum boards, though. These were hopping forums, with one or more new pages of fresh posts a day, if not more. We were so popular, we even attracted morons and internet trolls!