Prior to your Saiga magazine being shipped it was tested for fit in both an older EAA and a newer RAA shotgun. Due to differences in finish of Saiga-12 shotguns, it may be necessary to fit your magazine to your gun.

If it is necessary to fit your magazine to your gun, it should only take you 30 seconds or less to perform this task. The difference in finishes only amounts to a very tiny difference (thousandths of an inch) in clearance of your magazine catch.

These images should help you understand what needs to be done:

This is a picture of an unmodified magazine's catch so you can see a "before" and "after" comparison:


This is a picture of a modified magazine that will fit in either an older EAA gun or a brand new RAA gun:


Instructions For Fitting Magazine:

1. You will need either fine grit sand paper or a dremel type rotary tool for this work. Make sure you start with the correct tools as they will make this an easy task.

2. This picture shows the area that you need to take a tiny bit of material off of:


3. Make sure you take a very small amount off, and test the magazine in your gun frequently! With a dremel-type tool set on the lowest speed, you will be finished in under 30 seconds. Using sand paper will of course take longer.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call us toll free at 800-570-8239.


How to Properly Insert Your New Magazine During Break-In:


How NOT to Insert Your New Magazine:


We hope you enjoy your new magazine and that it continues to provide you with many years of reliable service. Look on the back of this instruction sheet for many new and exciting products coming from .