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I live in the good old stae of NY...... Only pre-1994 magazines are allowed. I hear AK's like country of origin mags for reliability.

What does 7.62x39 Saiag conversions typical like as far as surplus mags go. I have the all steel and black ones with corrugated sides and a slide in steel base in 30 round. No clue what origin they are.

Saiga's in the mail......
 

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I live in the good old stae of NY...... Only pre-1994 magazines are allowed. I hear AK's like country of origin mags for reliability.

What does 7.62x39 Saiag conversions typical like as far as surplus mags go. I have the all steel and black ones with corrugated sides and a slide in steel base in 30 round. No clue what origin they are.

Saiga's in the mail......
I think you'd have a hard time making that Saiga not function. Any Eastern bloc manufacture will work along with Bulgarian and Arsenal Inc. polymer. You bought an outstanding rifle.
 

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I live in the good old stae of NY...... Only pre-1994 magazines are allowed. I hear AK's like country of origin mags for reliability.

What does 7.62x39 Saiag conversions typical like as far as surplus mags go. I have the all steel and black ones with corrugated sides and a slide in steel base in 30 round. No clue what origin they are.

Saiga's in the mail......
It is kind of an internet falsehood that they perform best with mags of country of origin, at least I haven't run into this issue. In my 7.62x39 Saiga I have used Romanian steel magazines, E. German steel magazines, and Bulgarian Circle 10 waffle polymer magazines, as well as a pro-Mag 5-rounder.

I haven't has a single issue.

In my 5.45x39 I have used Izhmash bakelites, E. German Bakelite, and a steel Romanian WASR-2 5-rounder. Again without any feed problems.

For the 7.62 I prefer the fit and feel of the Bulgarian Waffle magazines, there is a guy out of Ohio on Gunbroker that sell them as Pre-Ban for about 40 bucks total. THey are worth it.
 

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It irks the hell out of me that we have to pay $25 for "pre ban" mags when almost everybody else can buy $9 steel mags.


I envy you a bit. I really want a converted saiga, but alas I just lost my job. I figure it'll cost me at least $1000 to set it up the way I want it, with mags, a scope ect. Right now, I can't even really afford the base rifle.

I'm never getting rid of my sks, makes all sense in the world living in this God forsaken state.
 
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