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New AK-47 (Saiga Conversion) + Barrel threading question

A few weeks ago I decided to sell my WASR 10 and get a higher quality AK. I found a Saiga IZ-132 at a local shop, and picked it up to do a conversion. The conversion kit I used was from Carolina Shooter supply (all inexpensive tapco stuff). It went pretty smoothly and I did some extras (polished the bolt carrier group and trimmed the barrel shroud for a muzzle brake.

I was wondering if anyone had a barrel threading kit I could rent (I want 14mx1 LH threads). I have a muzzle brake on order that should be here soon. If not, I'd appreciate the contact information for a local gunsmith. Let me know what you guys think.

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not bad! I did couple conversions myself on a 7.62 and a saiga-12.

I decided against threading the barrel and instead I went with Kvar FSB with 24x1.5 threads and installed AK-74 muzzle brake - there is just nothing there that works that well and still looks like it belongs there. also you can attach a bayonet as it comes with bayo lug:

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