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AK magazine identification guide.

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


  1. lehigh

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    That's a Romanian trunion. It's more like a pointer in thetriangle.
    The Izzy mark is an arrow with fletching on the bottom in atriangle.
    The ak in the picture looks like a parts gunthat was put together in Romania from old parts. I think it was sold as a wasr 75 or 63,can't remember right now.
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  2. eyelikeglasses

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    Hooah, Hooah.

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    It's a 63. And yes it looks like a pointer, not an arrow. Thank you for the info.
     

  3. doc540

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    Are any of the "tanker" mags better than others?

    I need a few and want good ones for car duty with the AMD-65.
     
  4. im_n2_vws

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    How about a bump to keep it current and show off one of my latest finds. A Chinese 20 round mag for a type 68/63 rifle.

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  5. Glockdude1

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    Nice find. How much would a transferable type 63/68 go for these days?

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  6. im_n2_vws

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    I didn't get a rifle. Just the mag. I would be afraid to guess. I paid more for the mag than I would like to admit.
     
  7. CarlosC

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    That would be correct, the Izsmash arrow is noticeably different than the Romanian pointer. Here is a picture that should help. It was taken by a guy named Stottman on another website. This guy went to a Belgian museum and took hundreds of priceless reference pics. Notice how the Russian arrow is independent of the triangle it sits in and has the rear feathers.

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    Here's my own Russian. You should be able to click on the pic to get a larger version.

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    and a Romanian pointer from an AK I rebuilt a few years ago..

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  8. CarlosC

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    Bump, reminder, and info...I often get personal requests to identify mags. No problem guys, but be sure to include detailed pics (as detailed as possible) showing the markings and key areas, like the welds, stamps, ribs, and rib terminations. You don't have to post the pictures here, but instead can always email me high-res pics and I'll look at them.

    Last thing...I moved to the DFW area from South Carolina a few months ago so you might be able to catch me at some of the local gun shows (I'll be at the one in Lewisville today) or at the Quail Creek range in Justin until the huge one opens up in Frisco.

    CarlosC
     
  9. Sniperfox

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    Good info:popcorn:
     
  10. blackhatch46

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    is it true that if there are spot welds on the feed lips it is russian? i have two with no markings but are the only ones i have with spot welds on the feed lips.
     
  11. Glockdude1

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    Look for any cartouches on the magazine.

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  12. blackhatch46

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    they are steel and have zero markings. the only thing i see that sets them apart from east German or euro mags is the spot welds on the feed lips.
     
  13. recon

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    Great info!
     
  14. Brandonion1985

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    Hey picked up two of these mags today at a show. From your id chart I think they are Hungarian but wanted some input.

    One I can see a very clear circle M stamp on the spine and on the 2nd its not so clear but I can make out an 02 stamp on the spine for sure. One with the 02 stamp has a serial # on bottom plate.

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  15. Brandonion1985

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    Picked up two of these today at a show. From your guide I think they are Hungarian but just wanted to submit the pictures for a second look. One I can clearly see a circle M stamp on the spine of the mag, other I can not clearly make out if there is a M or not but I do see an 02 stamp on the spine, one with the 02 stamp has a serial # on bottom plate of mag.

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  16. Fanner50

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    Great thread.. Tagged for info.
     
  17. Derrr123

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    what happened to my post?
     
  18. CarlosC

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    Looks like this is your first post.
     
  19. Derrr123

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    I need help identifying this

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    Has an L V then a stamped U the L and V look scratched in.

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    Then after the U there's an upside down T

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    Then there's an x near the top of the mag by the lug

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  20. CarlosC

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    No pics displaying. Try again, my friend.