QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – CUSTOMIZE

 

Is it illegal to shorten my shotgun barrel and how do I measure it?

No, it’s not illegal for you to shorten your shotgun barrel.  An 18″ shotgun barrel is the minimum length generally allowed by law, and certainly less cumbersome inside a home. To measure (if you want to be safe), use a measuring tape from the tip of the receiver block to the end of the barrel at 18″ .  This method guarantees it won’t be shorter than whats required by law unless you would like to review ATF guidelines. (Using Kushnapup also reduces the OAL size of your shotgun legally by 13.5″ while keeping it’s original barrel length without complex $200 NFA short barrel shotgun registration fees)

What is the shortest OAL (over all length) I can legally make my rifle or shotgun?

Minimally the shortest possible is 26″ over all length. The shortest Kushnapup can get with an 18″ barrel saiga shotgun is 27.5″ OAL.   Kushnapup shortens 13.5″ off your original 41″ Saiga-12 import.

Is it illegal to remove the tangs from my Saiga to make it shorter?

WARNING! IT IS ILLEGAL TO REMOVE THE TANGS FROM A SAIGA RIFLE WITH 16″ BARREL UNLESS YOU HAVE A PERMANENTLY ATTACHED MUZZLE DEVICE WHICH IS EQUAL TO THE LENGTH OF THE TANGS OR LONGER!

It’s not illegal on Saiga Shotguns. Your saiga shotgun without a Kushnapup stock will still be in excess length of 26″ or more after tangs are removed even with a barrel shortened to 18″ (with 18″ barrel and tangs removed OAL is 27.5″).

What are the 1 and 2 gas settings?

Setting 1- Single slug: High Pressure, buckshot, magnum rounds and high brass ammo.

Setting 2- Multiple bird shot: Low Pressure, low brass.

In what colors do you offer?

At this time Black only.  However during pre orders there were several lucky 200th winning customers which were allowed custom choice camouflaged 3d patterns which we provided free of charge and complimentary to those customers at that time.

Will Kushnapup work for the Saiga 410’s, 20’s, 7.62’s -51’s and 39’s, 5.56, 5.45?

Yes, we designed Kushnapup for the 12 gauge Saiga, but coincidentally it also fits and functions with the 20ga perfectly as well remarkably without needing barrel shims.   IT FITS ALL VERSIONS OF THE SAIGA SHOTGUNS!  Also it does fit and function on the saiga 308, similarly also the .223 and 7.62×39 versions all without needing barrel shims or extra attachments.  Since the mag release lever is further back on all lower calibers from the Saiga-12 gauge a square notch has to be carved into the rear of the stock for it to set in place.  And only on the Saiga 308 it’s upper section of trigger is hooked forward more so that small cross section of plastic must be snipped out for it’s trigger to set into place.

Can Kushnapup work with a pistol grip converted Saiga-12?

Primarily the stock is only designed specifically for the generic affordable Saiga import.  Our stocks for the pistol grip modified saiga require the work of modifying and trimming away regions of plastic on the inside for it to function correctly… We cannot possibly test all the variations of AK receivers.

What kind of ammunition does Kushnapup work with?

ALL.  Specifically as designed.. Slugs & Buckshot! 3″ magnum rounds!

How do I fix the gas setting to function with low pressure rounds?

Most of the Saiga-12’s from Russia already function with low pressure, low brass rounds.  THEY DO NOT REQUIRE ANY GUNSMITHING!  Internally a Saiga Shotun has ventilation ports to evenly spread out gas pressure exhaust (this is what knocks your bolt back to re chamber another round). When you unscrew your 1,2 gas settings all the way off and remove the small barrel puck behind it you will see the small holes drilled through the barrel inside. Occasionally the original holes are to small which prevents the proper amount of gas from escaping.  Drilling through one or  each of the same holes a little bit wider allows more gas to escape which functions efficiently ejecting and cycling low pressure rounds.

If you have an early90’s production version of saiga shotgun, a legitimate gunsmith will charge you around $25 to service your gun (not including FFL transfers).

Can I buy a Saiga already fitted with Kushnapup from Kushnapup LLC?

No, we currently are not an FFL dealer. Only the stock by itself can be purchased through us.