Wasr-10 Mags


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JaxNovice
November 7, 2007, 08:45 PM
I know I will take a bunch of flack for buying one of these, but I did. I just want to have some good, cheap and safe fun.

That being said, getting the magazine into and out of the rifle is difficult. It is a really tight fit. Anyone have any ideas? Are there mags that would work better or do I need to work on the mag well?

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Evil Monkey
November 7, 2007, 08:54 PM
Is your ak a WASR? If so, you probably got one that has a tight mag well. I have a loose mag well and makes changing mags very easy.

If the mag well on your rifle is abnormally tight, you might have to work on it. Maybe dremel some metal out on both sides. You have to know what you're doing before proceeding.

1 old 0311
November 7, 2007, 09:13 PM
Chinese, and I think Romanian mags, are a bit wider. Try another mag before fetting the file out.

Frog48
November 7, 2007, 09:20 PM
It depends on the mag. In my WASR, some mags are really tight, whereas others are loose.

weaselchew
November 7, 2007, 09:23 PM
http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/wasrwell.htm shows modifying the mag well, your issue may be similar. I'd try a few countries' magazines before hacking too much off... As mentioned before, they do vary in dimensions a bit.

Otherwise, just see where the magazine is getting hung up at around the well and file/dremel a little bit off at a time and recheck fitment. Make sure you throughly clean the metal shavings out. Shouldn't be much for small amounts of trimming, but when you open a single stack well to a double stack, shavings go everywhere.

iamkris
November 8, 2007, 10:47 AM
Why would you take crap?

I have one...it has never failed to feed, fire or eject. It is combat accurate (3-4 MOA) and I'll never be afraid to scratch it or forget to clean it.

+1 on the dremel tool suggestion. Just shave the sides of the mag well per the guide shown.

blackhawk2000
November 8, 2007, 04:17 PM
Before you go to town with the dremel, check to see where the fitment issues are. Mine just needed the corners squared up, closest to trigger guard.

MD_Willington
November 8, 2007, 05:46 PM
Single stack or double stack...

if it is single then classicarms has single stack mags on for $1.. yes a buck!

tnieto2004
November 8, 2007, 08:02 PM
I love my WASR 10 .. Do the mag well mod

Magnum88C
November 8, 2007, 09:38 PM
Look at the mag well, Century does not deburr the edges after milling them out. All it took for mine was to lightly deburr the machined areas with a file.

MechAg94
November 8, 2007, 10:24 PM
Can someone remind me what caliber the 10 is? Is that just the newer 7.62 rifle?

novaDAK
November 8, 2007, 10:27 PM
I got damn lucky when I got my WASR. It doesn't have a canted front site/gas block or tight or wobbly mags.

MechAg94
November 8, 2007, 10:32 PM
My WASR 2 had a real bad wobble problem with the bakelite mag it came with. I have found that the Bulgarian mags or other poly coated mags are thicker and will operate just fine.

strat81
November 8, 2007, 10:41 PM
Can someone remind me what caliber the 10 is? Is that just the newer 7.62 rifle?
Yup, it's chambered for M43. The actual designation for the newer ones (mine at least) is GP-WASR 10/63. Mine hasn't been the nightmare I've read about with the older ones. It has no trigger slap since it came with a Tapco G2 trigger. It had mild front sight cant which was fixed with my Soviet sight base adjustment device (hammer). Took about 300 rounds to break in, and it's fine now. I've used the stock mags (romanian?) and Yugo BHO mags with no problems. Haven't done formal accuracy testing, but it hits an 8" plate at 100 yards with ease.

Oh yeah, it came with a bayonet!!! GRRRR!!!!! ;) :) ;)

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