Originally Posted by glock a-doodle-doo
my lgs has what looks like to be the exact same thing as this
for about $100 more. they don't have listed who did the conversion and it comes with 2 30rd mags. this would be my first ever rifle, but should it? i really don't know much about rifles and was just getting my interest up when this got posted. thanks in advance.
That is a century arms conversion. Notice the hideous proprietary stock and the lack of properly welded up holes evident on the receiver. Avoid century arms always. Century arms is a hack-job house. You never know what unfortunate surprises might occur.
You would be much better off going with an Arsenal SGL 21 that is made at Izmash's custom shop in Russia called Legion. Arsenal imports the Legion custom shop rifles. Just for comparison, Century does not import the Legion version. Avoid the Century hack jockeys. Thank goodness some other places import Saigas and will continue to import them into the future.
Multiple Saiga importers will keep the price down through competition.
Less importers means the price will go up.