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plastic waffle 7.62 39 ak mags

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pipboy, Feb 26, 2007.

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  1. pipboy

    pipboy Member

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    got one in the mail
    doesnt fit in my wasr
    im not an idiot it is a 7.62 39 mag and gun
    is this common send it back grind it down what???
    was advertised as bulgarian made (i thought these came suggested?)
     
  2. EricTheBarbarian

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    never used a plastic mag but have always had good luck with the steel ones. dont even mess with it, send it back
     
  3. The Deer Hunter

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    Send back like an AR mag and ask what they were thinking:D
     
  4. Prince Yamato

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    Plastic mags for AK-47s are sacrilege. Now send it back and go buy a 40 round RPK steel mag. Also, say 10 hail mary's and 5 our father's for even considering such a sinful act as buying a plastic AK magazine. :D

    I bought an AK-74 recently (WASR-2) and the mag well was kind of tight. I think Century got so much crap for loose magwells that they and every other Romak receiver maker are cutting the magwells smaller.
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    pipboy,
    Just send it back and get a refund.

    If you want GREAT surplus mags buy them from Cope's. They are all metal double stack surplus but look brand new. They have 20 round "Tanker Mags" for $11.99, 30 round Mags for $12.99 and 40 round Mags for $19.99. I just bought a dozen 30 round and four 20 round Mags from them along with E. German Mag Pouches which hold 4X30 round Mags and cost only $3.99.
    http://www.copesdist.com/ak47.htm

    Look carefully through all the items and match the prices I gave because there are many similar items and a lot of plastic Mags on the page. The 30 and 40 round mags are Romanian surplus and the 20 round mags are Hungarian surplus. (I really like the 20 round mags)
     
  6. dolanp

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    Bulgarian polymer waffle mags are good quality. If it doesn't work there is probably something wrong with the gun.
     
  7. Trempel

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    I'm with dolanp on this one. Bulgarian mags can be identified by the "10" in a double circle on the mag. In my experience they are a little bit tighter than surplus steel mags in the SSR85 and the converted Saiga, but they fit and function fine. Promag makes a cheap knockoff that even has the same "waffle" pattern, but we all know their reputation for reliability. If it's the Promag, then change it to a quality steel of Bulgarian polymer mag. If it's a good mag, then it might be the way the mag well was was cut out or the mag catch installed.
     
  8. Plink

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    The Bulgarian plastic mags are very good. They're high quality and function flawlessly. The downside is they're designed to fit the Bulgarian guns and fit a bit tight in the rest (at least in mine). It sounds like you would definately need to do some fitting if you decide to keep it. Realistically, there's no benefit to the plastic mags over the metal ones that fit without modification. Avoid the Promag version like the plague!
     
  9. GunNut

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    The Bulgarian waffle mags are great mags, keep it and modify it to fit your gun.
     
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    Also, WASR's are not exactly known for great tolerances in mag well dimensions.
     
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