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Printable Ak47 mags?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bigdipper, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. bigdipper

    bigdipper Member

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    Ive seen the printable AR15 mags and lowers but nothing for ak's. I would like to know if anyone has seen or heard of any. If not im going to hop on CAD and start drafting some.
     
  2. TheGloriousTachikoma

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    according to the blog that's their next project. I think the locking lug would go before the feed lips though.
     
  3. armoredman

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    I would love to see some rarer mags like vz-58 on the list, too. Love how that New York senator actually thinks he can BAN this technology...
     
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    If they get cheap enough they might actually turn into throw away items. Reuse if you can, if not, no big deal...just print another!

    Jim
     
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    No, not throwaway - recycle!:cool:
     
  6. TheGloriousTachikoma

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    some of the printers use biodegradable polymers
     
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    Depending on the arm, some of them might still be easier to bend metal for, well, at least for some parts. I could see pressing the mag out, and having a follower and base printed. I also enjoyed the heck out of the AK-shovel-build.
    For the more complex ones, though... yeah. Printer.

    I gotta get me one of those. They'd be real handy for custom gadget enclosures and other parts... :cool:
     
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    Oh wow, I am getting a kick out of the idea that you need an insanely expensive and advanced machine to print a disposable magazine made out of plastic...
    for a rifle that is designed to be made by tinkers in backyard sheds

    anyone ever tried just making one out of sheetmetal?
     
  9. JERRY

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    ok splain sumthin to me...im a little dense but how can a paper printer make gun magazines?
     
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    not PAPER printer, but 3D printer
     
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    I guess they are not all that expensive
    http://www.makerbot.com/

    $2,000 isn't chicken feed, but consider that a personal computer in the 1990's wasn't much cheaper than one of these. It won't be long before these are a lot more common, and a lot more useful.
     
  12. JustinJ

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    I would not expect the locking tab to last long. Breaking off is supposed to be common even with factory made Tapco mags. If one could maybe embed a metal tab or even just attach with rivets the mag may be durable. I was actually looking for a way to do this with the Tapco mags.
     
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    Exactly what I was going to ask. Anybody know?
     
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