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AK magazine identification guide.

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by CarlosC, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. lehigh

    lehigh

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    There is no good way to tell. A bill of sale is the only real way to tell when he got them.
    Lehigh..
     
  2. iiibbb

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    Thanks

    To be safe I think I'll send them to my brother in Ohio
     

  3. im_n2_vws

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    You need to identify what you have. And aren't most surplus steel mags pre-ban ayway? I know all the Russian ones are, evan the bakelites are.
     
  4. iiibbb

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    These are Chinese I think.
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Hmmm...where can I get some of the Polish Radom plastic mags?
     
  6. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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  7. im_n2_vws

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    If they are the modern chinese mags from AIM they are not pre- ban. If they say made in China or China on the floorplate, I'm pretty sure they are pre-ban.
     
  8. iiibbb

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    China on the floorplate. I'm sure these were acquired when the rifle was purchased. The problem is proving it. I don't have any proof of anything. This rifle doesn't figure into anything for me except a range plaything on occasion.
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Great article Carlos. I have been trying for weeks to find a page like this, never thought I would find it on Glock Talk.
     
  11. eyelikeglasses

    eyelikeglasses Hooah, Hooah.

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    I don't have time to read the whole thread, so I may have missed this. The steel mags that came with my WASR have the triangle with upward arrow symbol that is on the receiver. Pictures later.
     
  12. pthomas65

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    Those are Russian mags made from the Iszmsk (sp) factory. Good mags, I have a couple I use with my PolyTech
     
  13. eyelikeglasses

    eyelikeglasses Hooah, Hooah.

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    Is this for me? Because the same symbol is on the rear trunnion(?), yet it also says Cugir Romania.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. im_n2_vws

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    If it looks like the second picture down on this page a triangle with an arrow in it, it's a Russian IZHMASH "IZZY" mag.
     
  15. eyelikeglasses

    eyelikeglasses Hooah, Hooah.

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    Thanks for the mag answer. But what about the mark on the rifle^^^^^^:dunno:Same symbol on both.

    And great thread OP.
     
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  16. eyelikeglasses

    eyelikeglasses Hooah, Hooah.

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    Exact symbol.
     
  17. AustinTx

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    The US 10 round ban required all mags made after Sept. 1994 to be marked with the manufactured date. If there ain't no date it should be legal (except certain peculiar states). Such as NY.
     
  18. im_n2_vws

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    My guess is your front and rear trunion are russian? And your receiver is Romanian.
     
  19. kahoys

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    tagged for reference.
     
  20. eyelikeglasses

    eyelikeglasses Hooah, Hooah.

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    I've been searching the heck outta this, and no luck. It's a shooter though!
    As an aside, I met a new local gunshop startup, who sold me my 1st 1911. He is a Detective for our SO. Anyway, it was very nice to interact with a LEO out of uniform. He has helped change my stereotype of you guys. It's great that I/anyone can learn something new everyday.