Saiga 12

Russian made semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun that is based on the AK rifle platform. Intended to be a tactical firearm, it was originally exported to the U.S in a neutered sporting configuration. Most have been converted back to their AK silhouette, which has led to an explosion of aftermarket parts. This particular example has had it’s barrel shortened by 6″ and the owner/seller permanently attached a Tromix Monster Muzzle Brake to achieve the legal 18″ barrel length. (GRH)


Another of my favorites: My parts kit build AMD-65.

Some of the rivets aren’t the prettiest, but I love this rifle. It was fun to build, and definitely learnt a lot from it.

The base kit was off a Hungarian AMD-65 with a new US 16" barrel I got off classic firearms. Receiver flat and miscellaneous parts from Ak Builder.

I got together with a friend to do most of the work in his garage, then we did the final assembly at Huff’s cabin on a weekend trip.

I’ve added:
AMD-65 Tech Cheek Riser
AMD-65 Tech Rear Sling Mount
Magpul AK Grip - with a relief cut for the stock button
Krebs Selector
Tromix Charging Handle Knob
Burris Fastfire w/ Midwest Industries Mount

I got the Burris and MI mount from a buddy for dirt cheap just to try out. I honestly think the mount isn’t the best. I had to add some washers (seen in the pics) to keep it stable because the stock screws wouldn’t hold the mount to the rear sight platform under recoil and the mount would flip up after a few shots. In addition it makes field stripping a little annoying. But for the price I paid for it I’m pretty happy.



Custom build Saiga 12 installed in a Kushnapup bullpup chassis. Barrel has been shortened and a Tromix Monster Brake was permanently attached. The black multicam finish isn’t that bad of a choice and actually looks really good on the shotgun. However I think the seller is banking on a panic buyer to pick this one up since he’s asking $2,550 Buy It Now. (GRH)