View Full Version : Where to send my SAR-1
02-28-2004, 01:14 AM
to get the RSA trigger kit installed and have it refinished? I also have a tritium front sight post to install. I read on another board that the tritium sights are illegal on AK's. I find that humerous, but it was on ARF.com, and it was stated by a person with lots of posts, but I can't see why it would be. Regardless, give me some choices of where I can send my baby, and if you had it done somewhere, pics would be great!!
02-28-2004, 03:05 AM
You can install the trigger kit by yourself in about 10 minutes. Took me less than that to drop mine into my SAR-1; everything dropped right in with no trouble a'tall.
If you haven't yet, get the RSA Shepards' crook replacement!!!! Well worth the $12, just in cutting down on the cussing!
I've never heard anywhere that tritium sights were illegal . . ..
As far as refinishing, there are a myriad of pros that do exceptional work in this regard. Go over to the FAL board and browse, there are many and most have great reputations.
02-29-2004, 12:20 AM
Stanman, I'd be happy to do the worik for you, but I'd hate to see you pay even what the postage back and forth would cost. Seriously, the RSA trigger is a drop-in; the only thing that takes time is adjusting it, and you have to do that to your taste anyway. You can get the RSA shepherd's hook replacement, or you can go to a hardware store and get 2 "E" clips (cost: 15 cents each) that will do the same job. And while I don't know about your sight, if it's a sight post replacement, you should be able to screw yours out and the new one in easily. Again, you'd need to sight in your rifle again after it was installed, but that's true of any sight modification.
It bothers me to see so many people looking for someone to do rather simple jobs. The AK isn't rocket science; the most difficult parts become simple with jigs, which the factories use. Once you have the equipment to build an AK, you can build 100 just as easily. Probably the most difficult of making an AK is making the receivers (even the companies making them in the US can't get them completely correct!) and riveting all the parts onto them; after that, pressing the barrel Iand pressing the other pieces onto the barrel are next in difficulty. After that, it's simple.
There is a lot of expertise on this board, and as much (I won't say more) on some of the others. I'd rather see people asking _how_ to do something rather than who can do it for them. I'm not trying to insult anyone; I feel that you have more capability, and AKs are less demanding, than you seem to feel. (I think that if I can put one together, ANYONE ought to be able to. I'm not a mechanical genius.)
02-29-2004, 09:44 PM
........ or you can go to a hardware store and get 2 "E" clips (cost: 15 cents each) that will do the same job. ......
You wouldn't happen to be able to post a pic of exactly what your talking about here. I'm not sure what you mean.
02-29-2004, 10:36 PM
Yeah, installing it is not a big deal, but I also need it to be refinished, so why put it together, only to have someone else take it apart? I would rather just send it someplace who could refinish it, and put the RSA trigger in it.
02-29-2004, 10:43 PM
I'm kicking myself for not thinking of using E-clips!!!! Oh, well. Live and learn. E-clips would have been easier yet, esp. as I have access to just about every size and style there is where I work.
03-01-2004, 11:38 PM
Batman, they look like a letter "C" with a thick area at each end of the C, and a third in the center--making them have a smalled inner diameter in these 3 areas. They spring open a bit, then snap back to hold firmly. They fit into the groove for the wire in the 2 pins. Ace Hardware usually has a collection of weird little fasteners. Ask for them, they should know what you're talking about.
03-02-2004, 06:40 AM
This is an E-clip.
If I hads lots of extra money laying around I would go here: http://www.ak-103.com/ and have my Saiga turned into one of his beautiful creations. Look uder the "services". Good luck.
03-13-2004, 05:30 PM
AK-USA has done two SAR's for me and a Saiga conversion. First rate work all the way.
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