I haven't posted in this forum before but just saw a friend's Saiga 223 and I have been bitten by the bug.
Let me share something about MKS - Mike Kelley - the guy who rewelded M-14's and made them into M1A's without BATF approval. I believe that he left the selector well intact which is a no-no but it doesn't matter.
They got him for making a 'semi-automatic assault weapon'. I was told it translated into 'compliance parts' but I am not an attorney.
To be clear, the BATF told him to stop but he didn't. To be clear again, he made 'machine guns' and sold them as semi's. They prosecuted him on the semi charge.
The lesson, my brothers, is that if they wanna get 'cha, they will. With Rahm Emmanuel and the anti's in power, remember Hill Street Blues...."Let's be careful out there."
That said, you guys are awesome.