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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by James1300, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Is it true that some AK (tanker)? magazines will hold the breach open after expending the ammo?

    If this is true what are the physical differences? Do they come in 30 round capacity?
     
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    W153R PDX New Member

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    They are Yugoslavian mags which essentially have bolt hold open followers in them, after the last round the bolt holds back because it is hitting the follower, as you can imagine, once you remove the magazine the bolt will obviously slam forward.
     
  3. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    What are the physical differences to look for?
    Are the magazines any harder to remove from the rifle because of this feature?
    I think this could be a good feature.
    Any pictures?
    Thanks
    Jim
     
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    W153R PDX New Member

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  5. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Wow, $30.00? Thats more than double a regular mag price.
    Is it because of the 'hold-open' feature?
    Thanks for the link!
     
  6. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    avoid them... the M1 carbine mags had a similar feature for a while, while it may be nice that the bolt holds open it keeps the magazine from dropping out properly. (because the bolt is pressing against the follower of the magazine, it locks the bolt open, and holds the magazine in place) If a regular AK mag was $15, I might give someone $5 for one... I had some of these years and years ago, and I hated them. It sounds like a neat feature until you actually go to use it.
     
  7. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Thanks for the 'insite'. Thats why I have found them for as low as $9.95 apiece?
    I have a Romanian WASR 10.
    Tapco's won't even fit inside the rifles mag well.
    I'm looking for a source for good quality spare mags.
    Suggestions?
     
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    C&H SW Portland Member

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  9. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Awsome Link!
    Thank you!
    Jim
     
  10. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Some Saiga mags do the whole bolt hold open thing after the last round, it's more annoying than useful.
     
  11. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I will admit to having limited experience in this field (seeing as how I sold my last AK over 10 years ago), I can't tell you what mags will work, but I can tell you which mags you don't want. Back when I bought a crapton of mags I was buying yugoslav surplus mags and they worked really well in my MAK90, and I think I was getting them for about $5 each at the gun shows. I also had a bunch of chinese mags that also worked flawlessly *BOGGLE*
     
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    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Thanks for the LINK!
    When you say easily modified, what does that take?
     
  16. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I think for something to qualify as "easily modifiable" means probably a dremel, a hacksaw or a file.
     
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    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    This.

    BHO is a waste of time on an AK.
     
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    weezil_boi Sacramento-soon = Graham New Member

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    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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