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Yes, the Saigas are what one might call a wolf in sheeps clothing. They are AKs, and the finest Russian made. The stocks were changed and the mags limited to their own manufactured lower capacity ones. An entire market has sprung up around these guns. Some modify AK mags that are easily modifiable like the Wiegers, and others have created new mags, like the 20 rounders for the .308 and the ten rounders for the Saiga 12 gauge.Cold_Fluorescence said:Hmm... interesting. Are the Saigas modified that way like the WASR-10s were during the AWB so they could only accept certain mags, to seem more like "sporting" weapons?
Guess I'll just find a dealer in VA that carries Arsenal mags
The problem is that it fooled no one in the gun grabber's camp, and my understanding is that the Saiga is specifically mentioned in the current pending gun grabbing legislation. A magazine fed shotgun was too juicy for them to resist especially when they had such a field day with the USAS-12 and the Streetsweeper last time.
With two of my Saigas, the .223 and .308, I have done easy legal modifications. My 20 gauge will remain stock.