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Gunco Samurai
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After my RPK74 is off to the smith and paid for I'm looking to convert a Saiga .223. I'd like to use a 74 FSB that has the threads for either a flash hider or muzzle brake.
 

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Happy Camper
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Need more info- do you mean to remove the existing FSB, and replace with this? If so, yes. May need to ream it out if it is too small I.D. I don't konw the O.D. size on a saiga .223 barrel.
 

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Gunco Samurai
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Yes, replace it the FSB all together.
 

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I'm pretty sure AK-USA uses regular 24mm AK-74 fsb's on their .223 Saiga conversions. you might wanna check their site or shoot 'em an e-mail.
 

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Yeah I did read that at their website after I posted this question. Still waiting on the Saiga.
 

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Here's the plan, I'm going to get one of the $99 74 front end packages soon. I'll strip the FSB off and use it on the Saiga. As for the 74 that the FSB came from its going to be a Tantal clone.
 

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I'm going to follow the same plan - going all the way for a like-real AK-101 clone. I'm going to remove the gas block for the handguard retainer, and put a side folder on it as well. Plan to use converted galil mags (found several conversion how-to links).

You konw I realized that the saiga would be ideally suited for a bullpup conversion... hrm... wheels are turning again....
 

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I'm not really sure what I want to do beyond use the 74 style FSB. I like the idea of a 101 clone but I may want to do something different. I'm planning on using Bulgie mags, because I want to be able to use a five round mag for hunting.
ARe you thinking of using the KVAR bullpup conversion?
 

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Nope, going to fabricate all the bullpup components myself. That was (and still is) the main incentive for me to get my mini mill. ;)

I've gotten most everything laid out in visio, just a matter of implementation. It will look *very* close to a Groza when I'm done.
 

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Man, I can't wait to see that!!
 
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