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AK magazine identification guide.

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

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    How about Valmet 7.62x39 mags? That would be a find and a half.
     
  2. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

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    You're killing me.

    I don't have any Valmet mags, but I do have a few pictures of them saved. They look very similar to the East German except for those floor plates. The side plates all also seem to have the five welds.
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  3. engineer151515

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    20 round "tanker" mags - Hungarian only?
     
  4. CarlosC

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    No, there were 20-rounders made by other countries, but the vast majority are Hungarian for their AMD-65, Automata Módosított Deszant-65.
     
  5. skanless

    skanless IPA ISLAND

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    Looking at one of my mags. On the spine it has those dot. I just noticed R Y on two dots and it skips one dot and N T B is on three other dots. Just curious to what that is. I have Chinese and Romanian mags. I thinking this is a polish mag but not to sure.
     
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  7. CarlosC

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    How about some closeup pics?? I'm also not sure what dots you're talking about....do you mean the spot welds?
     
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    WOW...Thanks! for the info.
     
  9. skanless

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    Sorry .......... I mean the spot welds. :embarassed: I was trying to take pics of it but the letters are so small it doesn't capture on the pic. I'll try again.
     
  10. DJ Niner

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    On the Yugo mags I noticed that the rear of the "bullet shape" on the top of the follower is straight. Would that work as a kind of "bolt hold open" mechanism, at least until the mag is removed?
     
  12. CarlosC

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    That's what it's designed to do.
     
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    Now that I know that (and because I have a Yugo M70B), I would like to find some of these Yugo mags. Any sources??
     
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    I do not know of any sources, but expect to pay a hefty premium for that rather useless feature.
     
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    Sticky this, great stuff Carlos.
     
  17. CarlosC

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    It is actually already a sticky. There was a problem with all the posts I had done about a year ago that were basic reference materials. Basically, all the posts were suddenly locked out. I alerted DJNiner to this and he was kind enough to "refresh" some of the posts. There are still a few posts that need to be fixed from that series though.
     
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    Awesome thread Carlos. :cool:

    I have a particular mag and was wondering about it's country of origin. According to your info, it looks like it is a Hungarian.
     
  19. CarlosC

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    I just saw one of those mags in person. Brand new it seemed, wrapped and all gooed up. Interesting. I'm, sure they work fine, but I passed.

    And, I second Aim Surplus for mags. Great prices, great company.
     
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