First attempt at fabricating a press and pinned front sight
Here's first attempt at putting together a pressed and pinned AK front sight for my Saiga 12. I used a AK-74 FS and Tig welded it to a correct ID piece of tubing stock. I'm going to probably abandon the spring loaded retainer pin idea or go with a AKM style sight for the next attempt. The pin retainer pin location of the prototype using AK-74 FS is too high while keeping the FS at the overall correct height. Also want to add a bayonet lug for coolness. Bottom photo for reference where I'm going with this.