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Old 06-21-2018, 07:41 PM   #1
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I found a no dimpled used but excellent condition for $600. Talk me out of buying it before I get divorced.....

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No dimple used but excellent condition for $600. Talk me out of it before I get divorced.....
Call me crazy, but it ain't worth it to me...
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:45 PM   #3
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OP, did you get lost on your way to the Marketplace?
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OP, did you get lost on your way to the Marketplace?
LOL good point also. What are they going for now?
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Call me crazy, but it ain't worth it to me...
I have a fully converted Saiga already. Iíd love another but also Iíd like to have a Polish or Arsenal which I have neither of. Many rifles but not one of those.
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OP, your ambiguous anchor post reads like a Marketplace thread.

( it's ambiguous )
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OP, your ambiguous anchor post reads like a Marketplace thread.

( it's ambiguous )
Ohhhhh sorry about that.
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Aw, hell, I'd buy it.
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It would look great in baby shit green Magpul and an M4 stock.
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It would look great in baby shit green Magpul and an M4 stock.
Hmmmmm Iíve never tacticooled one but thereís always a first LOL
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Hmmmmm Iíve never tacticooled one but thereís always a first LOL
I've even though about doing mine, and it has dimples.
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I have this but would love to do another. I just don’t think I want to put $600 in before the price to properly convert.

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Old 06-21-2018, 09:10 PM   #13
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I have this but would love to do another. I just donít think I want to put $600 in before the price to properly convert.
Well I wouldn't hold my breath waiting to get one for less than 600. Could be waiting a long time. Do the work yourself you will be into for less than 1,000.(a little more if using Russian parts). That includes welding the holes and a proper trigger guard. By the way, you will need four of them all together, one in traditional wood, one in black poly, one in plum poly and one tacticool.
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By the way, you will need four of them all together, one in traditional wood, one in black poly, one in plum poly and one tacticool.
LOL youíre not helping my marriage any HAHA I put him off until tomorrow evening. Thanks
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I purchased my “UNDIMPLED” and UNCONVERTED Saiga from a co-worker for $375. He was the first owner and had approximately 500 rounds though the barrel. It became a safe queen for years.

I did a 5.5mm side folder conversion and it turned out very nice.

Here’s the link with photos: http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347130

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Sadly, that's about where they are priced these days. Supply & demand for a product no longer imported.
My LGS almost always had at least one unconverted Saiga Sportster in the rack a few years ago, usually around $500. When 7n6 got banned he couldn't move the 5.45 variants and actually had two marked down to $300 but when I got there they were gone.
Love my Saiga but no way I'd convert one if the starting price is $600.
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$600 is a good price in the current market. Around here the economy is good and there are lots of shooters with some disposable dough. I never find bargains at the LGS.

I wouldn’t sell mine for $600.
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The day of the Saiga has passed. It was the way to go when sporters were $300-$400, and basic conversions maybe $500 or so, but to start at $600? You'll be near an SLR FR price when done converting, and more if you add the folder.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:51 AM   #23
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That's not bad for $600. There is one idiot here locally that has this. Its a unicorn!

https://www.theoutdoorstrader.com/th...icorn.1708013/
Mine that I converted in the picture above (post #12) I bought like new in box for $500 back in January.
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The 16Ē Sporter varietes chambered in 762x39 with pinned-on barrel components (not press-dimpled) coupled with magwell dimples (not slab side receivers) are the unicorns, I would pay $600 each all-day-long.
I didn't know they had variations, is the pinned one actually worth more or just to you and select few? Not being a jerk I really don't know. Mine is pinned, figured they all were lol.
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I wouldnít say unicorn unless you have one that came with standard akm handgaurds from the factory (I donít remember those being imported for very long) even then itís still a sporter

That being said 600 is good imho I wouldnít hesitate if you want a Saiga I paid 512$ for mine 1 year after they got banned and I donít feel ripped off. People just canít let go of the old days where you could get them sub 400 and even lower at times, and most donít see the value in the Russian made guns vs the cheaper alternatives
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I didn't know they had variations, is the pinned one actually worth more or just to you and select few? Not being a jerk I really don't know. Mine is pinned, figured they all were lol.
Some of them have gas blocks and sight bases that are pinned and dimpled. Obviously, those are much tougher to pull off the barrel to convert into standard AKM or AK-100 config.

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The 16Ē Sporter varietes chambered in 762x39 with pinned-on barrel components (not press-dimpled) coupled with magwell dimples (not slab side receivers) are the unicorns, I would pay $600 each all-day-long.
This is what my converted one started as.
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Some of them have gas blocks and sight bases that are pinned and dimpled. Obviously, those are much tougher to pull off the barrel to convert into standard AKM or AK-100 config.

Yeah no, mine doesn't look like that at all just regular pins. I had planned on converting it but honestly it just collects dust and I probably never will. I'm kinda weird and when I buy something I have to have a backup for it. So like I got a Vepr which meant I needed a cheaper Russian alternative incase the Vepr went down. I'm like this with all rifles but for some reason pistols don't share the same quirk with me.
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That's not bad for $600. There is one idiot here locally that has this. Its a unicorn!

https://www.theoutdoorstrader.com/th...icorn.1708013/
I've been seeing him post this for awhile an cringe but laugh everytime. You see the 1400 or so dollar unconverted vepr guy tht claims its priced like that because IT IS unconverted?? Or unmolested as he says...
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