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Any value on old AK-47 .223 Steel Mags?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Firesweep, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Firesweep

    Firesweep Portland Oregon Member

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    I want to put three mags up in the classifieds but cannot find any online Just plastic ones. There seen to be loads of 7.62x39's.
    I have three steel magazines 2ea-30rnd and 1ea-20rnd.
    Not sure the make I could not find any markings. One has some light surface rust starting up. Been sitting in my gun cabinet for years.
    Don't have a AK so I don't need them. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    I've seen sites charging $30, which seems hard to justify. You can buy good eastern european steel ones all day for $20 each. I picked up a 3-pack of Yugoslavian ones recently for $46 from keepshooting.com when they were on special.
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Check the prices online. Seems like they are really expensive.
     
  4. Firesweep

    Firesweep Portland Oregon Member

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    Thanks guys! I went to a friends and loaded a .223 round and turns out it's 7.62x39 Magazines not .223 Like I thought. 7.62's loaded without any problems. After looking them up online I believe they are steel chinese mags. Probably not worth anything being regular AK caliber mags?
     
  5. actionflies

    actionflies Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    I think the chinese aluminum mags are worth more due to rarity.
     
  6. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    your wrong those r chicom 223 mags
    fair price is 120-140
     
  7. Firesweep

    Firesweep Portland Oregon Member

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    Thanks Candyman how can you tell? They loadeded the single 7.62 way smoother than the .223 I didn't load more than one. Didn't want to jam.
     
  8. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    ak's are what i do :)

    the blu and flat back makes them chicom the shape makes them 223
    762 is alot more curved
     
  9. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Those don't have enough curve to be 7.62 x 39 mags.
     
  10. Firesweep

    Firesweep Portland Oregon Member

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    Got it. I was wondering why they didn't curve like my friends SAR magazines. Make total sense. Thanks guys!
     
  11. Firesweep

    Firesweep Portland Oregon Member

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    Just to let y'all know I put them all in the classifieds for sale or trade. I used Candyman's value for pricing. Lowest for cash sale highest fair value for Partial trade.
    Thanks again all! I hope they sell I can really use the money!