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Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by jwitagauge, Jan 15, 2010.


  1. jwitagauge

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    I have an arsenal sgl21 ak47. While I was shooting it for the first time today it would jam after the first round everytime it would just not feed correctly unless i was manually pulling the bolt back I was using a promag 30 rd. magazine and honestly am not very familiar with this rifle beyond knowing how to load it and shoot it and info would help greatly
     

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  2. PlasticGuy

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    Probably the magazine. ProMag makes possibly the worst AK mag on the market. Get any European or Chinese magazine and your problems will likely disappear.
     

  3. sjones

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    The second poster told you right.Those mags are lousy.Get any steel mag or a tapco polymer. sj
     
  4. my762buzz

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    Due to your combination, I would say there is a 99.999999999999999 chance your problem is not the rifle but rather the fact that your magazine was assembled by these guys....


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  5. skanless

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    Agree to all. Throw those POS mag out and get some steel mags. I will stay away from tapcos mags aswell.
     
  6. jwitagauge

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    thank you for your guys input does anyone know of some good steel mags that will work in this rifle? the majority of the ones i see at gunshows do not look like the factory 5 rd. i got with the rifle they look like they would not fit right but I could be wrong
     
  7. my762buzz

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  8. jdavionic

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    +1 ...and thanks for the laugh
     
  9. jwitagauge

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    thanks for the info and that pic was hilarious
     
  10. CarlosC

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    You could also go on one of the dedicated AK boards and buy an original Russian magazine for a reasonable price from their sale sections.
     
  11. 45reloader

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    I'm not sure a new AK owner should get into this without knowing more.

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  12. PlasticGuy

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    Apex Gunparts has some good deals on 30 round Yugo and Bulgarian mags, and 20 round Hungarian mags. Personally, I love the 20's. They make the rifle a lot handier and a lot easier to shoot from low prone.
     
  13. Glockdude1

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  14. G22Dude

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    Have you guys been able to load an extra round in your steel mags. I have a couple ten rounders that hold eleven and still seat themselves in the mag well. I haven't charged the weapon with it because I'm not at the range at the moment
     
  15. Mofeen

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    Will the Hungarian 20's work OK in a SGL21 without modification?
     
  16. my762buzz

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    Most military surplus should fit with few exceptions.
    My saiga has the same mag well width as an sgl and I have no problems
    with hungarian mags.
     
  17. PlasticGuy

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    Yes. My SGL works with all of my military mags, regardless of country of origin or capacity.