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AK-47 single stack to double stack

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SKSgunnut101, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. SKSgunnut101

    SKSgunnut101 New Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    I bought a single stack Romainan Ak-47 and I want to convert it to take double stack mags. How can this be done? Thanks in advance
  2. MisterPX

    MisterPX Active Member

    Jun 3, 2006
    Amerika's Doyleland
    With a dremel.
  3. MAKOwner

    MAKOwner Active Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Well I haven't done this specifically, but I believe this is the basic process. Look and make sure the trunion block and stuff above the mag opening is the proper wide standard doublestack piece. Assuming it is you can just cut open the mag opening in the receiver to the proper size for a standard doublestack mag (I'd get a template somewhere online and trace it on or use a mag for a template, cut it undersize and go slow checking fitting until the mag has the desired fit). All you should need to cut is the relatively thin stamped receiver obviously. I would use a dremel, but I guess you could use some good files over a lot more time.

    This site has some general AK receiver templates, should be able to use their drawings/measurements of the mag opening to get it done. http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AK/docs/templates.htm

    Some of the earlier WASRs had narrow single stack trunions I believe, in which case the conversion gets much harder as you need to mill out a good amount of metal from the thick trunion. You'd need some kind of milling junk for that which I doubt you have.

    Oh and for legality you need to check the parts count. You want 10 or less foreign parts to be legal. Some singlestack WASRs already had US fire control parts, (should count as 3 parts if so), don't know if they had anything else. If yours is US it should have some markings to indicate so, but I don't recall how exactly to identify them, do a search. You probably need 5 parts total, or six if it has a muzzle compensator, usually everyone does FCG (3), US made pistol grip, and US made gas piston. There's of course the rest of the stock assembly you could replace with US parts (handguards count as 1 part together), etc. Or less desireably IMO you could use some US made mags/mag parts.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2007
  4. blackhawk2000

    blackhawk2000 member

    Mar 25, 2003
  5. weaselchew

    weaselchew New Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/wasrwell.htm also talks about opening the magazine well.

    It's pretty straight-forward and if you take your time, you can end up with an AK with less mag wobble than an original double stack.

    The blueprints sound like they might help a bit - what I did was measure a few double stack mags with calipers and then penciled the difference onto the metal around the mag well.

    Most importantly, take your time (and clean out all the metal shavings!) :)
  6. Juna

    Juna Active Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Take heed of that advice. As I type, I have a metal splinter in my finger from my WASR-10 b/c they didn't remove the shavings. Those little shavings get into your skin really easily. I've picked a few more out before they dug in deep enough to be difficult.

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