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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.
 

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Way 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.
 

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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.
Another option is to just do the basic conversion which would be even cheaper!
 

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Way 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.
forgot slant break - $5
:)

So do most 7.62 Saigas have 14x1mm threads under portion of the FSB that extends to the muzzle. I had heard some do, but was not sure about all.
 

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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?

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct708.aspx
Atlantic is fine, that price isn't bad at all, now.

A converted Saiga will serve you well and as I said earlier, you can convert it cheaper than the $650 mentioned. With all new parts you can convert the Saiga for roughly $500 if you do the work, but it wont have a traditional AK look to it.
 

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Not to ask a dumb quesiton, but is that $500 + the cost of the rifle or $500 total with gun and conversion?
 

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Not to ask a dumb quesiton, but is that $500 + the cost of the rifle or $500 total with gun and conversion?
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.

Check out saiga12.com forums for tons of info on conversions.
 

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If looks are what attracted you, the Romanian SAR-1 that you own can be dressed to match the AK in the picture.

It's just a matter of changing the wood (http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/IWDsite/IWDHome.html), threading the barrel (http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=13786), and screwing on a slant brake (http://dpharms.com/product_info.php?cPath=61_23&products_id=82).

In addition, you can even dress up the metal parts: http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=41610/Product/GUN_KOTE_trade__OVEN_CURE__GUN_FINISH
 
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