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    My Saiga IZ132 Retro AKM build

    Since I got a set of used early Russianicon plum colored wood AKM furniture (walnut, at that) back from my best friend, I decided to restore my factory configuration Saiga IZ132 featureless build, to a retro AKM build. It has the requisite kydex Solar Tactical paddle on the beautiful bakelite grip to make it "featureless so I can use my "Legally possessed by me in California prior to 1-1-2000" high capacity magazines.

    Here's what I started with:


    Then the restoration begins:


    Then I have this!








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    BTW: Mags with green tape are filled with Chinese steel core ammo for hard targets, and the mags with red tape are full of 124 grn HP 8M3 "fragtastic" Sapsan Ulyanovsk loads for soft targets.


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    The stock set looks more "plum" in real life...


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    That looks great. Nice job!

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    Very cool work buddy! The conversions are really neat to do. Your looks to be quite nicely done. Who's receiver did you use for this conversion? The wood has a really nice hue to it. How does she shoot?
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    It is a Saiga sporter that I "restored" by moving the trigger group forward. The top picture is what it looked like before. As far as shoots, DANG! It will do 2 MOA from a rest with Russianicon ammo. I have a red dot (vintage Tasco Accupoint shotgun scope) that is dead nuts on at 100 yards. SWEET shooter.

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    Parts list for my "Restoration" project:

    -Saiga IZ132 7.62x39 made in 2014
    -Tapco Double hook Fire Control Group (+3 for 922R)
    -Tapco Gas Piston (+1 for 922R)
    -Tapco Magazine followers (+1 for 922R) in Com-Bloc steel
    -Custom Muzzle Breaks, Inc. "Tactical TriDelta Break" (+1 for 922R)
    -Buffer Technologies "black" AK recoil buffer
    -1000 meter AK103 rear sight
    -Carolina Shooting Supply bolt-on handguard retainer
    -Chinese or East Germanicon vented gas tube. (I was told it was Chinese, but really think it is east German -but what do I know????)
    -RPK sling (possibly east German)
    -Early wood AKM or AK74 stock and handguard set. Solid dark walnut. I was told it was Russianicon, but at $30 for the set, who cares?
    -Early brown bakelite AKM grip, possibly Russian or East German.
    -Original Saiga trigger guard was re-used and left large for use with winter gloves
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    It is a "Tactical TriDelta Brake" from Custom Muzzle brakes. Its available for ARs in both 223 and 308/300Blk and AKs in 14x1mmL. I use one in 223 and also had one on my 300Blk


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    What did you do for the bullet guide?

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