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I have been toying with the idea of getting an AK for a few months now and am looking at the Saiga Sporter and then converting it. The sporter can be had for $300-$325, then add another $150 for a rear end conversion kit.

Seems like a good deal for a Russian AK.

What would be wrong or a disadvantage in converting a sporter? Where are the best prices on conversion kits?

Anyone else working on a conversion ether now or have done one in the past? I may need a teacher.;)

Any and all other comments welcome.
 

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I just finished a conversion on both ends. Here is a pic of her:



The total cost for me including the wood Kit was under 200.

I actually have a local gunsmith that did the labor for me for 25 bucks on the conversion. I did not buy a kit as I did the parts separately. One thing to look for is on the front end if you do that part is you will need a new gas tube (try to find one used). Also remember if you want to use AK mags to get the bullet guide and weld it in.
 

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Look at http://www.dinzagarms.com for many of your parts. Some can be found cheaper at www.carolinashooterssupply.com

Just shop around a bit for what you want. For example, if you think you want a new upper and lower handguard, you will need to buy a lower handguard retainer ($59.00) and a gas tube ($35.00), then buy the handguards you want. Or you can buy the TAPCO Galil for Saiga unit ($54.00) and you don't need an upper handguard.

I've been shopping around a bit contemplating this myself. I just bought an AK-74 from someone here, but I still think about doing it...
 

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Look at http://www.dinzagarms.com for many of your parts. Some can be found cheaper at www.carolinashooterssupply.com

Just shop around a bit for what you want. For example, if you think you want a new upper and lower handguard, you will need to buy a lower handguard retainer ($59.00) and a gas tube ($35.00), then buy the handguards you want. Or you can buy the TAPCO Galil for Saiga unit ($54.00) and you don't need an upper handguard.

I've been shopping around a bit contemplating this myself. I just bought an AK-74 from someone here, but I still think about doing it...
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Lol!! BTW, I just e-filed my taxes and should have that money before I get my financial aid disbursement, i.e., within 2 weeks! I will be in touch...
 

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I recently did a conversion on a Saiga 12 using parts from Carolina Shooter Supply. Great place to deal with. Conversion was real straight forward and worth the time and expense!
 

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I just finished a conversion on both ends. Here is a pic of her:



The total cost for me including the wood Kit was under 200.

I actually have a local gunsmith that did the labor for me for 25 bucks on the conversion. I did not buy a kit as I did the parts separately. One thing to look for is on the front end if you do that part is you will need a new gas tube (try to find one used). Also remember if you want to use AK mags to get the bullet guide and weld it in.
I thought the bullet guide was secured with a screw, if it needs welding I may have to find someone to do that. $200 for both front and rear conversion, where did you get the parts?
 

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I got the parts from carolina shooters supply and i had my local gun smith do the conversion, he charged 25 bucks for the labor, he also welded the bullet guide on but you can screw it from what I hear.
 
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