I got this Saiga a few weeks ago and have been working on trying to "Unbubba" it ever since. Whoever done the original conversion had the right idea and did use great parts, but the workmanship was very underwhelming. They welded the hell out of it and didn't weld what should have been (receiver holes). The original 16" barrel wasn't threaded, so instead of threading it they put a slip-on muzzle device on and then welded it. Not tack welded..welded the whole damn thing around the barrel. Who does that? Bubba does, that's who. It would have been much easier to cut the barrel at 14.5", threading it and then pinned another flash hider on it. But, instead I was able to cut the hider off and grind off the weld. I took barrel back to original config and tapped it for another muzzle device (The AMD boomer on it is only temporary). The weld job on the Heckler & Koch sights was no better, but I was able to dress that up. Anyways, here's the efforts so far. I done 3 quick mag dumps on it awhile ago and it runs great! I haven't tested it with much distance, but it seems to be tolerably accurate. It's an early Saiga and I was surprised to see Kalashnikov USA stamps on it.