An AK-74 5.45 bolt and bolt carrier will work. The extractor is slightly looser on the rim. It can be filed slightly to rotate inward more to fit the rim as tightly but it usually isn't required for reliable function. I doubt K-var will have any more 223 Saiga bolts or parts for sale. The ones they were selling were likely from Arsenal USA conversions that were damaged while welding up the extra receiver holes or somehow otherwise damaged during the conversion. I think somebody else is doing the conversions now. Be careful of slamfires with an AK-74 5.45 bolt as the firing pin is not spring loaded like the 223 Saiga one is.
Despite some media reports, there were no AK-47s involved in the incident
Last edited by GIockGuy24; 04-26-2013 at 22:59..