AK 74 Magazine question


November 11, 2010, 05:32 PM
I just bought an AK74, and it came with 4 30rd magazines. I need to get some with less than 30rd capacity, but can't seem to find any. Any suggestions? - Thanks!

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November 11, 2010, 07:08 PM
What's your purpose for lesser capacity? Hunting, use in a state with a "hi-cap" ban, or just want a shorter mag?

Anyway, I don't know of many options. Promag might offer something, not high quality. TAPCO might have an option that would be a little better. All the genuine comblock mags I've heard of are 30rds or more.

November 11, 2010, 07:38 PM
Thanks Z. My state does not allow 30rd mag, so I'm looking for one that is legal. I was hoping to get a 20rd, but don't know if they make one. I saw a posting that said to beware some 10rd mags may not fit my rifle....? I just looked in Tapco, & they did not have any.

November 11, 2010, 07:47 PM
I'm moving this to the Rifles forum to see if it gets better exposure there.

November 11, 2010, 07:51 PM
I think KVar carries some lower capacity 74 mags as well.

November 11, 2010, 07:54 PM
I went through this a while back, nobody and I mean nobody had these in stock except for Century Arms who wanted some ridiculous small order fee. I ultimately found a 10rd one on gunbroker.

The reason I wanted it was so I could use my bench rest to zero the scope on it without single loading.

November 11, 2010, 07:54 PM
Yeah, KVAR is a good idea. If they have anything it should be decent quality. Promag AK mags tend to fit poorly and break early.

Not to be a downer but the AK-47 and the AR have many times more choices for 10 and 20 round mags than the AK-74.

November 11, 2010, 07:58 PM
kvar is out of stock..

See http://www.centuryarms.biz/proddetail.asp?prod=MA1038 but note the $28 small order fee

November 11, 2010, 08:00 PM
That's a single-stack WASR mag and I don't think it will work in an AK74 clone set up for standard double-stack mags.

November 11, 2010, 08:02 PM
Will a 7.62x39 magazine work? I know the case is tapered differently (hence the different curve to the mags), but perhaps it would work if not loaded to full capacity.

November 11, 2010, 08:21 PM

Took a while to find!

November 11, 2010, 09:05 PM
Will a 7.62x39 magazine work?
No. The mag well is narrower on a 74.

November 11, 2010, 09:57 PM
And longer. They deliberately built the 74 mag/mag well so no body in a dumb moment could try using mags from one weapon in the other. (Unlike the Galil, whose magazines will fit into a AKM mag well, as one of my Joes found out once while, thankfully, using blanks.)

November 11, 2010, 10:11 PM
the old cur2 romanian rifles used to ship with a 5 rounder. They were typical steel pattern. (or was it ten, I thought five)

November 12, 2010, 03:01 PM
You can shorten a steel mag yourself. Do a search on the net. I also heard it could be done with a polymer mag.

November 12, 2010, 05:49 PM
I'll sell you one for $20 shipped or 2 for $35 shipped.

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