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Mr Comrade

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Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« on: February 29, 2012, 07:54:44 PM »
So I picked up this little how to book at my gun shop on how to make your SKS take AK-47 mags. Think its worth it? If I were to do this i'd pick up a chinese or yugo and modify it. Anyone else do this before?
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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 07:57:38 PM »
I'm not sure of the book, but I have a Yugo receiver I'm seriously thinking about converting.
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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 08:06:37 PM »
I picked up one of those when I first got into SKSs. Have no idea what I ever did with it though.

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 08:07:55 PM »
There are many threads on the subject.  If you have the skills and time it can be done.  You could also just buy an M or D.

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 08:27:32 PM »
Or save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort and just buy an AK.  Again, why or why does anyone buy an SKS and try to turn it into an AK. 

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 08:49:02 PM »
Or save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort and just buy an AK.  Again, why or why does anyone buy an SKS and try to turn it into an AK.
    This is the short answer,  especially these days when the price is so close.  But it can be done,  people have done it,  not rocket surgery,  I say go for it.   Midwest did them back in the day. 
     Having a D, M, or Sporter to go by would be the best. 

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 09:21:26 PM »
Or save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort and just buy an AK.  Again, why or why does anyone buy an SKS and try to turn it into an AK.
    This is the short answer,  especially these days when the price is so close.  But it can be done,  people have done it,  not rocket surgery,  I say go for it.   Midwest did them back in the day. 
     Having a D, M, or Sporter to go by would be the best.

Why did the chicken cross the road ? Because he wanted to see if he could do it, the sense of accomplishment is rewarding in itself as well as having a custom rifle. I have been known to work a long time and spend more money than I should have to get a desired result.
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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 09:42:06 PM »
Or save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort and just buy an AK.  Again, why or why does anyone buy an SKS and try to turn it into an AK.
    This is the short answer,  especially these days when the price is so close.  But it can be done,  people have done it,  not rocket surgery,  I say go for it.   Midwest did them back in the day. 
     Having a D, M, or Sporter to go by would be the best.

Why did the chicken cross the road ? Because he wanted to see if he could do it, the sense of accomplishment is rewarding in itself as well as having a custom rifle. I have been known to work a long time and spend more money than I should have to get a desired result.

Yeah, a certain Mosin Nagant in a Tapco stock with a home made scope mount comes to mind :lol: :lol:

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 10:01:54 PM »
I think it would be worth it for the simple fact of being able to throw my tapco mags in the trash and use surplus AK mags making them interchangeable with my AKs.  It's one thing to have detachable magazines and another being able to readily transport and employ them.

I would love to see this how to guide.

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 10:08:32 PM »
Or save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort and just buy an AK.  Again, why or why does anyone buy an SKS and try to turn it into an AK.
    This is the short answer,  especially these days when the price is so close.  But it can be done,  people have done it,  not rocket surgery,  I say go for it.   Midwest did them back in the day. 
     Having a D, M, or Sporter to go by would be the best.

Why did the chicken cross the road ? Because he wanted to see if he could do it, the sense of accomplishment is rewarding in itself as well as having a custom rifle. I have been known to work a long time and spend more money than I should have to get a desired result.

Yeah, a certain Mosin Nagant in a Tapco stock with a home made scope mount comes to mind :lol: :lol:

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 10:11:37 PM »
Or save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort and just buy an AK.  Again, why or why does anyone buy an SKS and try to turn it into an AK.

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 11:12:19 PM »
the book is really lame, it has terrible pics & diagrams with no real measurements, I have had it for years, you'd be better off borrowing an M or D & copy them... :?
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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 11:20:18 PM »
Or save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort and just buy an AK.  Again, why or why does anyone buy an SKS and try to turn it into an AK.

This...

If you want hi cap, buy an ak.  Leave your sks alone.


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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 11:38:59 PM »
If I had the time and tools, I would love to convert one.  If you could get really good at the conversion and convert 1 or 2 a day, you could make some serious money. I have an M and it is much more useful to me than a standard SKS.  Don't listen to the purists, the same type type of people hate on my Baja bug because I drive a "ruined" classic beatle.  My "ruined" Baja out performs 4wd trucks, jeeps  and RZRs off road.  If you buy one its your gun, you pay for it, do what you want with your property! 

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Re: Convert any SKS to take AK mags
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 11:49:51 PM »
You MUST machine the mag well AND weld a front latching spot for the mag, do some work to the trigger assembly and change the mag release. All just so you can use an 8.00 mag? Once done, it can not be undone. If you must have an SKS that takes those mags, then just get the D, M or Sporter or an AK as mentioned above. The work is already done for you professionally and will be cheaper in the long run. Yes, I fully understand the wanting to do it yourself. It's kinda like doing 3,000 worth of body work on a Mustang to make it look like a Camaro, so you use the Camaro rims. Just go get the Camaro with the rims already installed.

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