How to fix an AK mag, with a hammer. :)

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  1. Ian

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    Step one: acquire dented magazine and AK magazine mandrel:

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    Step two: beat the magazine with a deadblow hammer until the dent is gone!

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  2. El Tejon

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    Alright, I'll ask--where does one acquire said mandrel?

    Self-fabrication?
     
  3. Ian

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    Why, from one's East German armorer's tool chest, of course! (note the other mandrels in that tray for gas tubes and bayonet sheaths)

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    And before you ask, I have no idea where one acquires the chest. My friend found it years ago. :(
     

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    Holy cow! I haven't seen one of those since the early 90s! I first saw one at the show in Indy, table full of them. Should have picked one up, but that's non-buyers remorse.

    You would think there would be bunches of them over here after DDR went kaput.
     
  5. Coronach

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    Is too complex. Find way to do this with rock.

    Mike ;)
     
  6. El Tejon

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    That's in the Afghan/Chinese/Korean field manual.

    How's your Dari or Mandarin, Cor?:D
     
  7. Picard

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    I fixed one of my AK mags by just putting a pipe into the mag from the bottom and pushing sideways until the dent came out.

    As long as the dent isn't near the top of the mag, where the rounds enter the rifle, a dent or two shouldn't make a difference if the mag follower is free to move.
     
  8. Monkeybear

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    Hmmmm....wonder how much would cost to have some of those machined up to sale and if anyone would buy them.
     
  9. Coronach

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    I probably would buy one. Of course, I have yet to see an AK mag that was made inoperable by a dent, or any other problem, for that matter.

    The mags might weigh as much as a horse, but they're as strong as one, too. :)

    Mike
     
  10. QuarterBoreGunner

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    You can dent an AK mag so much so that it fails?

    Wow. I did not know that.

    And that armorers kit is the cats pajamas!
     
  11. FEG

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    I'm still waiting to see what it takes to wear out a mag spring. (Knock wood...)
     
  12. Cannonball888

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    I thought you needed a sickle and hammer
     
  13. SimpleIsGood229

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    Eeze proper, Russian way, Comrade! Capitalist peegs make more mahgaseens; we Russians seemply pound old mahgasines eento new mahgaseens. More money for vodka, no? :evil:
     
  14. DoubleTapDrew

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    That armorer's tool chest is too cool! I doubt you'd see an AR-15 kit that included a big hammer.
     
  15. JesseL

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    Same here.
    I always thought AK mags were intended to double as jack stands for Soviet tanks. :neener:

    Mikhail Kalashnikov was a tank mechanic before he started designing guns, right? It makes sense.:D
     
  16. RP88

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    I truly think that the Russians design their machines and tools and the like to purposely be able to be fixed by a six-year old, and with the Soviet Hammer Method. It's probably one of the qualification standards that must be met during field trials.
     
  17. HorseSoldier

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    I've seen a few where the dent in the side causes the follower to bind if loaded past X number of rounds.
     
  18. Nolo

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    Actually, comrade, age of testink is four years, and is with rock, not overly-sophisticated capitalist contraption like hammer.
     
  19. Hoppy590

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    gotta say i am glad to see the words, "fix", "AK" and "hammer" in one sentence. give me a warm fuzzy feeling.... also makes me want to go to the gun safe with a ball peen and see if i cant "customize" some things MUHAHAHA
     
  20. jackdanson

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    That kit is awesome, no fair I was 7-10 in the early 90's. If only my childish brain had some insight into the future. Time to get some vengance, capt. morgan here I come...

    The only tool I used on my wasr was a hammer, worked great. A rock would work just as well.
     
  21. The Highlander

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    That kit must be worth a pretty penny. I'd never sell a find like that though.
     
  22. Bobarino

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    that is possibly one of the coolest things i have ever seen on THR. and i've seen some pretty cool stuff. what a jewel! hang on to that kit. it may help out with retirement one day. very, very cool my friend.

    Bobby

    edit: found another one on AK47.net http://www.ak47.net/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=64&t=107111
     
  23. Ian

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    Psst...Bobarino...if you look closely, you'll notice that my picture in this thread is identical to the third one I posted in that arfcom thread... :p

    In buying surplus AK mags, I've gotten a handful with dents deep enough to bind up the follower. I returned or exchanged them all, but now I want to find some more to try to fix. I imagine that non-functioning AK mags should be available pretty cheaply...
     
  24. Prince Yamato

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    I freakin' love Soviet Engineering. Their stuff just worked- crudely- but it worked. I wish I had enough "blat" to get one of those armorers kits you have there.
     
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