Michael's Custom Saiga-12

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Some time ago I posted a video of Michael shooting one of his Saiga-12 shotguns. He got in touch with me and explained that since then he has become a passionate Saiga-12 nut and now sells custom Saiga-12′s.

Michael, who work as a designer / jeweler / metal smith, bought his first Saiga-12 when ammunition was becoming scare and he wanted a shotgun so that he could use the relatively cheap and available 12 gauge ammunition. One thing led to another and customizing these guns became a passion of his.

Modifications include …

  • Enhanced action with honed, mirror finished bolt, bolt carrier, carrier rails, and feed ramp.

  • Four or five vent, polished and ported enhanced gas system with mirror finished, builder modified gas plug.

Those Jeweling skills come in handy. Beautiful!
  • Custom modified, sculpted and vented fore end with integrated Command Arms 2″ picatinny rail.

  • Modified Tapco G2 trigger control group with honed and sculpted mirror finished contact surfaces on hammer.

  • Tapco Galil style folding stock tapped and mounted with extra heavy duty torque bolts.

  • Tapco M249 style Saw grip with builder designed custom heavy duty receiver mount.

  • Flawless cycling with all types of 2 3/4″ and 3″ 12 gauge ammo.

  • Durable, high heat ceramic enamel finish.

Concept for a SBS (Short Barreled Shotgun)

He does not have a website but he can be emailed at mm_rogers [] yahoo [] com (replace [] with correct character) or contacted on the phone (505-263-8822).

Bump-firing in the desert
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Michael Michael on Dec 15, 2009


    I have a new custom model that can be ordered in California legal trim:)

    And, it shoots like a dream!!!


  • Thomas Thomas on Mar 06, 2010


    • David David on Apr 06, 2012

      @Thomas Can someone PLEASE tell me what kind of rail is on the gun pictured? redpinauctions@yahoo.com . Thanks!