We decided to install a Bolton Gas Block on our Arsenal converted Saiga SGL-41 rifle. Since we were removing our front sight block that secured our AK74 style compensator, we decided to thread the barrel and install a flash hider as well.
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We began by clearing our rifle and completely disassembling it. First, we need to remove the barrel.
We found our rifle handled much faster with the Bolton Gas Block in place. Removing weight from the front of the rifle noticeably changed the handling characteristics. The sight picture, with the AKARS BUIS, was fast and uncluttered. The sights were basically the same width, with the factory front sight .073″ and the Bolton .074″. We will be posting a full review of the Bolton Gas Block and Wolverine flash hider once we get it out to the range.
We plan on refinishing the rifle at a later date once we decide how to address the dimples in the barrel. We are considering filling them with welds or cutting, crowning and welding a flash hider into place to make legal length.
To purchase a Bolton Gas Block or Wolverine flash hider, check out Venom Tactical. For the rest of your gunsmithing needs, check out Brownells.
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