What's up Gunco!?!? Man it's been a long time...way too long. I started this build about 3 years ago but due to financial problems, losing my job, I had to put everything I was doing on the back burner. Luckily it did not get bad enough that I had to sell everything, just locked it away and forgot about it so I didn't! Lol. Anyhow I have been slowly getting back into building, I finally finished the parkerizing on her which came out BEAUTIFUL! I got the Russian Triangle folding stock all put together too. I am currently modifying a ultimak lower rail to get better fitment, waiting on the ultimak upper also. The last major thing I need to do is figure a way to make an extension for a Bulgarian 4 piece FH, I used a front sight/gas block combo w/threads and instead of cutting 3" or 4" off the barrel I want to just make a 4 1/2" extension for it so it really works. I bought a tap and die set for the 24mm threads and used a piece of black pipe, which looks awesome (heavy as hell though). But the inside threads were a tiny hair off so it's no good, I tried a few times but can't get the threading perfect. I am stumped as to what I should do now. I looked around and it seems no one makes a 24mm extension, any suggestions?
After I am done this Saiga I am already in the process of looking for another one for my fiance! It will be slightly different, going to use a m4 style collapsible stock because she has a much shorter LOP and it will be more comfortable for her. She also wants it pink and I think light blue.....I know I know but if it get's her into shooting I'm all for it!
BTW holy crap the prices of Saigas went up BIG time! If anyone knows anywhere that has a good deal on one I'd much appreciate it.
Glad to be back and look forward to hearing from everyone, Saigaist
P.S. In the morning I will take some pics and post them