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    Default Saiga folding stock safety

    I was at a dealer recently and noticed some saigas cannot be taken off of safe with the stock folded. So I had a look at mine at another dealer and saw its the same.

    I did not have a look inside to see how it works.

    But has anyone seen how it works or how rigid it is? It did not feel very solid on the guns I checked. And can It be disabled?

    Thanks!
    R

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    Default Re: Saiga folding stock safety

    Hi Kwagga

    yes, I’ve studied this a little bit. Not much online. Probably has to do with current Russian laws that do not permit the firing of the rifles while stock is folded or firing of a rifle at a given shorter length? Anyways the way it works is this, (very simple but I can send you some pictures if you pm me your number) - there is a pin that is connected to the safety/firing selector switch. This pin travels behind the rear trunnion into a cutout in the folding stock. When you actuate the selector switch you move this pin backward and forwards. You are unable to turn it off safe when the stock is folded, or fold the stock when in semi-auto firing mode because when the stock is folded it does not allow this pin to travel and when in firing mode the pin is lodged therefore blocking the stock from being folded. From trying to figure it out I’ve come to the conclusion that should one want to remove this, it’s quite possible, but I doubt that the whole pin may be removed as I think it is captured in the rear trunnion

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    Default Re: Saiga folding stock safety

    Has anyone with success of deactivate folding safety yet?

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    Default Re: Saiga folding stock safety

    next time i get back to the gunshop to play with my Saiga, i'll check it out, but i know mine does fire with stock (magpul) folded

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    Default Re: Saiga folding stock safety

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtalon View Post
    Has anyone with success of deactivate folding safety yet?
    If the pin/plunjer is riveted in, it should not be too difficult to drill it out from the rear.

    That being said, I see no need for firing a SLR with the stock folded. Any shooting you can do with the stock folded, can be done much better with the stock extended.

    The primary purpose of the folding stock is to facilitate transport in confined spaces, such as a rucksack or similar.

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    Default Re: Saiga folding stock safety

    Mine was annoying and sometimes interfered with the smooth opening and closing of the stock. A few minutes and some brute force with some pliers that the Russians would have been proud of I managed to bend and rip the offending bit of sheet metal out

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