Are there AK mags left???


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Okiegunner
January 28, 2013, 10:39 PM
Title to my thread kinda says it all.

Thermold, Tapco (Tapcos of late are ugly but seem to be functional), seem to be available for ++$$$. No Eastern European/Com Bloc or Russian/slabside nor Bulgarian waffle.

I am actually pretty well stocked up for both 47' and 74', however, I would buy a few or more at a "decent" price. In today's market...I am thinking around $25-$30 a piece.

Any ideas?

Thanks much!!

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TurtlePhish
January 28, 2013, 11:28 PM
I've got eight 30rd 5.45x39 magazines and one 45rd-er, all surplus. I'd be willing to let a couple go, but $25-$30 was a little bit average for AK-74 magazines before this madness.

Justin
January 28, 2013, 11:31 PM
All you could want

http://defdist.tumblr.com/post/41248288213/40-round-printable-ak-mag-is-this-as-much-fun

dubya450
January 29, 2013, 12:00 AM
I bought 15 in the past 2 weeks locally. 5 Palm mags @ $20/mag and 10 40 rd Bulgarian skab side steel reinforced for $15/mag. Took a few thermolds in on trade as a value of about $25 so they are still out there with a little luck.

hueyville
January 29, 2013, 02:58 AM
On the shelves at two of my LGS. Even have beucoup American made milspec AR mags.

TheGloriousTachikoma
January 29, 2013, 04:06 AM
@ justin, I'd like to see how the lugs hold up. In the AR, the reciprocating forces are absorbed by the faces of the magazine in that deep well. In an AK, the back and forth puts the weight and stress of the mag right on those lugs. Dunno if it would work. I'd actually like to see a ghetto-fab way of making metal lugs, such as drilling and tapping a hole where the lug goes, grinding the head of a short bolt to shape, and epoxying it in.

More complicated than just printing the mag, but might hold up better.

I have also never wanted a 3D printer as much as I do now.

Inebriated
January 29, 2013, 07:26 AM
If you've got at least five good steel or steel-lined polymer mags, the rest are really just range toys, IMO.

I'd love the 3D printed mags.

Okiegunner
January 29, 2013, 11:56 AM
Excuse my ignorance on this. I have heard about 3D printed magazines. Exactly how does this work?

Jackal
January 29, 2013, 12:13 PM
My LGS and at least a dozen steel AK mags for $20ea.

Inebriated
January 29, 2013, 12:42 PM
Excuse my ignorance on this. I have heard about 3D printed magazines. Exactly how does this work?

My understanding, is that 3D printing uses a media (polymer) that builds up, layer-by-layer.

If you wanted to print the picture of a donut on a piece of paper, you would tell the computer what to print, and it would go down the page, putting ink where it needs to be, line-by-line. Same for the 3D printer, except they're also going vertically. I believe you can get layers as thin as like .07 MM.

pty101
January 29, 2013, 04:28 PM
They are still out there, just maybe not on the internet. I saw some at a gunshow on Sat. they were going for $45-$55. I would look around you local shops. From my experiences the local shops have mags in stock longer. The stuff that becomes available online goes very fast.

TheGloriousTachikoma
January 29, 2013, 07:42 PM
@ Okie and Inebriated, there is an older method where a layer of media particulate is laid down and a laser fuses and hardens the media in that layer, and the process repeats. the leftover media is then washed away, leaving the finished part

SG1
January 29, 2013, 07:50 PM
Centerfire has some. $35 for 30 rounders, steel:

http://centerfiresystems.com/MAGAKA-KR30.aspx

bri
January 29, 2013, 08:13 PM
If you're already "well stocked", why not wait out the panic and buy @ non-crazy prices?

Girodin
January 30, 2013, 03:32 PM
Centerfire has some. $35 for 30 rounders, steel:

Those are the much less desirable Korean mags. And that is a very high price for those Korean mags.

Dr.Rob
January 30, 2013, 05:09 PM
CDNN is showing magazines in stock.

YOU MUST CALL. They are not taking online orders as I understand it, and what shows online doesn't always exactly match inventory.

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/ak7640dslmos.html

klover
February 4, 2013, 01:52 PM
With regard to the question on #8 post and others:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_harouni_a_primer_on_3d_printing.html

Springs are just wire clothes hangers or the like.

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