Originally Posted by Pop-Tart
LoL. Please elaborate on these different "internal designs", etc.
To start, saigas are available in .308 .410 .223 etc. aks are only eastern bloc cals. Saigas are factory with Monte Carlo stocks. Ak obviously pistol grip. Starter post, lack of bullet guide. Mods needed to run ak mags. Fire control group is different. Hammer is the same, while the disconnect and trigger are different. Underside reinforcement plate on saigas, trigger guard differences, forward hand guard is different, front trunnion and locking collar for lower hard guard. Trigger is actually in a different location and saigas have bolt hold open. Not major things, but they are different. Saigas are sporting rifles originally and usually don't have the heavier bolt carrier needed for full auto. Avtomat kalishnikov does.