Let's play... identify the gun part.


October 5, 2007, 07:36 PM
Several months ago I had the opportunity to purchase a firearms estate. Here are some items I cannot identify:

1. Is this a Valmet mag?





2. I thought this was an AK part. The top of the scope rail says "Valmet".




3. Have no idea what this thing is...


4. This is a rail for something...




5. This is also a scope rail of some kind...


6. How about this ammo...I have a few boxes of it...


7. What is this thing?


If you enjoyed reading about "Let's play... identify the gun part." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Jorg Nysgerrig
October 5, 2007, 07:43 PM
2 is a AK-type receiver cover. (I know, crummy answer)

I believe 3 is a scope rail for an AR-15 type carry handle, but I haven't seen one quite like that.

October 5, 2007, 07:53 PM
#6 looks like carcano ammo. jim

October 5, 2007, 08:05 PM
#3 is a "gooseneck" rail for an AR without a removable handle.

Jorg is right on #2. its an unstable, don't hold zero, receiver cover/scope mount for an AK. neat in concept, worthless in reality.


October 5, 2007, 08:48 PM
I want to guess!

Ak-style mag (for Valmet??)
Valmet AK-style rear cover
AR15 scope mount
M14 scope mount
#5-7 no idea

October 5, 2007, 10:45 PM
AK mag
AK receiver cover with scope mount
AR15 Scope mount
M1A scope mount ?
SKS scope mount
6.5 mm Carcano in stripper clip
Not sure

October 5, 2007, 10:50 PM
Could #7 be part of a feed strip for a Japanese Hodgekis (sp) MG. Possably in 6.5 Jap.?

Livin in Texas

Claude Clay
October 5, 2007, 10:53 PM
all junk.....please send to 1313 mockingbird lane. postage due, no problem grand-pa will sign for it: he is home all night, just hanging around

October 6, 2007, 06:52 AM
1. Appears to be a Norinco AK mag.
2. An AK-style top cover; the whole thing could be for a Valmet (they make/made lots of AK derivatives), or just the rail could be added to another AK top cover.
3. Scope rail for an AR with a carry handle.
4. Appears to be a scope mount for an M1A/M-14.
5. Don't recognize the layout on the B-Square; there should be a model number on it.
6. I believe this is a clip of 6.5x52 Carcano ammo, but would need some measurements and/or the headstamp to be sure.
7. Is a clip-style loader for a French or Italian machine gun, I can't remember which right now; can you read a headstamp on the rounds, or tell what calibre the rounds are?

October 6, 2007, 07:22 AM
1. Generic European AK mag (not a Valmet mag)

2. Generic AK top cover with a scope mount glommed on. Probably not too stable, since the top cover will move around a bit.

3. AR gooseneck mount. Bolts onto a carry handle.

4. Scope mount for an M1A, I think.

6. Not sure - what does the headstamp read? It's not Carcano ammo; those used 6-round clips.

7. Carcano ammo for the 1938 Breda machine gun, probably 6.5 Carcano (I had some of this myself)

October 6, 2007, 08:30 AM
I saw the thread title and thought we'd all get to play.

Sorry I can't help with the OPs question, but who can identify this (slightly broken) part?

1 old 0311
October 6, 2007, 08:41 AM
With the two lines at the base, the mag looks like a Yugo, AK 47, bolt hold open.

If you enjoyed reading about "Let's play... identify the gun part." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!