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    Default California Armory Tiger/Tigr information .

    I would appreciate some information about California Armory Tiger rifles.

    1). Why did they come with flash hiders not installed on the barrel?
    2).How dificult is it to install it ?
    3).Is there a way to replace original plastic handguards with russian made svd
    4).What items were Califorinia Armory Tigers shipped with ?
    5).Are spare parts readily available for SVD/Tiger rifles?

    Thank You .

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    The handguards are an easy swap. Requires nothing more than moving a lever on the hand guard retainer.

    Some spare SVD parts are available but they are not cheap or easy to come by. What are you looking for in particular. I have a modest collection of Russian Military SVDs and can probably point you in the right direction depending on what you need.

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    For example the Tigr has a unique bolt and uses a different, spring loaded firing pin. While SVD firing pins are easily obtainable, the Tigr ones are quite a bit rarer "in the wild". If you go over to AKfiles there was an individual who had some made here in the states but I'm not sure what their current availability is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfmanReid View Post
    The handguards are an easy swap. Requires nothing more than moving a lever on the hand guard retainer.

    Some spare SVD parts are available but they are not cheap or easy to come by. What are you looking for in particular. I have a modest collection of Russian Military SVDs and can probably point you in the right direction depending on what you need.
    I would like to get NICE orignal wood hand guards that would fit. LIke the ones on Russian SVD. Also .I would like to learn WHAT exactly makes a California Armory Tigr rifles so different comparing to regular Izmash Tigr rifles.

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    Absolutely nothing about them is different from a normal Tigr other than the importer and the fact that they were imported with military SVD stocks and flash hiders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfmanReid View Post
    Absolutely nothing about them is different from a normal Tigr other than the importer and the fact that they were imported with military SVD stocks and flash hiders.
    Thanks. Where is he best place to buy nicer hand guards? ( Like SVD look). How is the quality of Tigr rifles when compared to other AK style rifles that were/are available in US?

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    Believe it or not, the handguards, bi-pods (real), cheek pieces, and some other items show up on Ebay on a regular basis. As mentioned not cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ap3572001 View Post
    Thanks. Where is he best place to buy nicer hand guards? ( Like SVD look). How is the quality of Tigr rifles when compared to other AK style rifles that were/are available in US?
    and the price

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssniper View Post
    Believe it or not, the handguards, bi-pods (real), cheek pieces, and some other items show up on Ebay on a regular basis. As mentioned not cheap.
    The market is now flooded with cheek pieces. They are consistently on eBay for about $40 now.

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    Cureent issue SVD don't use the wood handguards anymore, they use the black ribbed type.
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