Another option is to just do the basic conversion which would be even cheaper!That's alot of $$ for a Saiga conversion. Hell they didn't even fill in the
holes in the receiver.(above grip).
If your good with your hands and have basic tools,you could build that
for @ $600-650.
forgot slant break - $5Way too expensive, but then again, you're paying for someone else to do the manual work. So, what would it really take to do a good conversion to a Saiga to make it an AKM (non-century series)?
1. Base gun - $349
2. Nice wood set - $100
3. Tapco G2 - $27
4. Bullet guide - $15
5. AKM gas block - $40
6. AKM FSB - $15
7. Receiver hole plugs - $1
8. Trigger guard - $25
9. Rivets - $5
10. Correct 1000m rear sight - $20
11. FSB retaining pins - $5
12. AKM selector - $12
13. Handguard retainer - $15
= roughly $629 + refinishing, so CnRnut is pretty much dead on. I may have forgotten a few things too.
Atlantic is fine, that price isn't bad at all, now.So I assume the Saiga's are the best bang for the buck?
I think I might be interested in doing a basic conversion but where is the best place to buy one?
How about here?
That would be total. Of course you can spend alot more on conversions too. Just depends what you want the end product to be. The real attraction to conversions is you start out with a pretty nice rifle that you know will be accurate when you are done.Not to ask a dumb quesiton, but is that $500 + the cost of the rifle or $500 total with gun and conversion?