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Old June 15, 2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Saiga Help

I am a newly certified Law Enforcement Armorer and I have a friend who has brought me his Saiga 12 ga. shotgun and has asked me to do something I am not sure that I can do. He say's that you can move the trigger guard and trigger group forward on the gun so that a different stock can be put on the gun. My Questions are first, can this actually be done? If so, is this something that a armorer can do or should it be taken to a gunsmith? Secondly, if I can do this what if any special tools would be needed and what is the procedure for doing the job. Thanks docnblue
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Old June 15, 2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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It can be done and is in fact very common. there is a forum dedicated to this type of gun and you will find the best info there. I have done it on my saiga rifle and it was quite easy. however the shotguns may be slightly more involved
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Old June 15, 2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Well, you can do it, but be aware that your LEO Armorer qualification doesn't license you to be a gunsmith. That would require a dealers FFL, with the attendant paperwork + $ to get the license.
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Old June 15, 2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Will tell you everything you need to know. Especially 922(r) compliance!!!
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Old June 15, 2012, 10:40 PM   #5
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It can be done easily or it can be done right. To do it right the first time, will take more of a skillset than a basic armorers cert. To do it right will require fabrication, welding or soldering, and refinishing. If you have these skillsets, it should be no problem. Good luck!
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Old June 16, 2012, 05:51 AM   #6
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Thanks to everyone for your information. I can see that because I do not yet have my ffl, that this is something that I DO NOT need to do. I will be calling my friend and letting him know that he needs to take it to a gunsmith for any alterations on his shotgun so that we maintain compliance with federal laws. I worked hard to get my certification just to be an armorer and would like to be able to continue on with my gunsmithing training. Thanks again to everyone for the information. docnblue
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