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WASR-10 Dimples?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by brockgl, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. brockgl

    brockgl Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    What exactly are the dimples on the inside of the magwell on an AK that I keep hearing about? People say the WASR-10 doesn't have them, and I have a WASR-10, but I would like to know if someone could look at these pics and tell me if mine does or does not have dimples...

    Thanks! =)


  2. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Senior Member

    May 25, 2006
    MA :(
    yours DOESN'T have dimples, 99% of wasrs don't ( 1% incase theres some one off i dont know of)

    those tabs serve the same function as dimples. lining up the mag and stopping wobble.

    in the case of a WASR they use tabs instead of dimples, so that the original, much larger single stack tabs can be filled down, and mag well opend to work with double stack mags

    if you had dimples you couldnt make them deep enough to stabilize the mag, nor could you file them back with out making filing a hole in the metal reciever...

    those are dimples

    the indentations above the mag. ( i believe thats a .223 saiga conversion)
  3. nalioth

    nalioth Senior Member

    Jul 9, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    The dimples serve one purpose - to strengthen the receiver. It's the mag well dimensions that control "wobble".

    The RPK-74 since the 70s and the late RPKs have all used non-dimpled receivers (these rifles have a reinforcing rail like the Saiga inside their receivers).

    This Kalashnikov has a dimpled receiver:

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