7.62x39 AR15?


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sanchezero
December 27, 2002, 01:15 AM
I had heard that Colt made this awhile back, doesn't any longer.

Does anyone know of other mnfctrs of this? Is there a conversion kit?

Thanks :)

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Dave Markowitz
December 27, 2002, 08:58 AM
IIRC, Olympic Arms still makes ARs in 7.62x39, and also sells just the uppers in this round.

A problem with ARs in this caliber is finding good magazine, though. From what I understand (since I don't have one) you can use standard 5.56mm mags but they only work at limited capacity.

You might check into this over at AR15.com.

HTH.

sanchezero
December 27, 2002, 11:06 AM
:cool:

fal308
December 27, 2002, 12:22 PM
DPMS also makes a 7.62x39 AR. www.dpmsinc.com

Alexander Arms makes a 5.45 upper, www.alexanderarms.com , they call it the .21 Genghis but it's the same cartridge.

Erich
December 27, 2002, 01:00 PM
Didn't know the .21 Ghenghis was the same ctg as the 5.45x39 . . . cool.

I see frodo's already said it, but getting .30 Russian mags that work for the AR is a major PITA. It's the reason I haven't bothered to pick up a 7.62x39 upper (which I'd otherwise do pretty quick).

BigG
December 27, 2002, 01:22 PM
I bought a Colt Sporter Lightweight 7.62X39 back when they were preban. It came with 2 magazines that were to all intents and purposes 20 shot 223 mags with 7.62X39 marked floorplates. You can only load about 5-7 rounds in the mag before the different taper vis a vis 223 causes the rounds to pop out. As long as you keep below that point, feeding is reliable. Nice gun.

There are also hicap frankenmags available made by grafting a Colt mag atop a AK47 mag. Reports are these work well but I haven't personally tried them.

redneck2
December 27, 2002, 01:49 PM
local dealer here has one...Colt post - ban

$750 IIRC

straight 20
December 27, 2006, 11:40 PM
redneck user, I'a m interested in your dealer with the colt ar15 7.62 x 39. e mail me with dealer info or call me see private message. ohio time

LAVSCOUT
January 10, 2007, 11:00 AM
Straight 20: if interested in a pre ban 7.62x39 colt

http://www.americanfirearmsschool.com/Rifles.html

will ship anywhere it legal to own

rbernie
January 10, 2007, 11:29 AM
A bunch of folk make the parts need to bolt one together yourself, if you're so inclined. I've built a handful, and hunt deer/hog with one as my primary rifle.

MGW makes the most reliable magazines; ten rounders max, but they work.

DMK
January 10, 2007, 02:04 PM
I see frodo's already said it, but getting .30 Russian mags that work for the AR is a major PITA. It's the reason I haven't bothered to pick up a 7.62x39 upper (which I'd otherwise do pretty quick).

C Products (http://www.cproductsllc.com/) is supposed to have new 25 round 7.62x39 mags (http://64.68.152.84/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=cp&Category_Code=7_62) coming out this February. They have a really good reputation so I'm crossing my fingers that these will be "The" 7.62x39 mag to have.


There are also hicap frankenmags available made by grafting a Colt mag atop a AK47 mag. Reports are these work well but I haven't personally tried them.I have two pair of these made by USA. The 20s work great. The 30s have had a glitch or two, but nowhere near as bad as any SKS aftermarket mags I've tried.

http://home.mchsi.com/~davidkoch/myarms/762x39_AR.jpg
My "Mutt" Colt, RRA, DPMS, YHM 7.62.39 AR carbine, shown here with a USA 20 round Franken Mag

Simonovfan
January 10, 2007, 10:55 PM
There is a company called MGI that makes an AR lower that accepts factory AK mags. They actually have a complete kit with an upper also. The lower appears to have an interchangeable standard mag well to go back to using AR mags or other mags that they will make for it. Their site is www.mgimilitary.com http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/3665/mgi20lowerhe0.jpg FYI, the pic shows the AK adapter backwards :rolleyes: There is a better picture in an ad in Shotgun news.

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