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tomh1426

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AK mag adapter
« on: February 22, 2008, 07:24:44 PM »
I dunno if this is legal but hasent someone made somthing so that regular ak mags work in sks's?


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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 07:34:30 PM »
there is a conversion but unless you are a machinist i wouldnt try it

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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008, 07:36:26 PM »
if i remember right, there was a company that made one that had a filler piece and used mags that closely resembly AK mags...i will try to search and find em

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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 07:39:36 PM »
I dunno if this is legal but hasent someone made somthing so that regular ak mags work in sks's?




No, there is no kit or adapter that will allow a standard SKS to take AK mags.  The conversion is possible, but it really requires machinist skills and a machine shop as well as welding equipment and the ability to use it.  There were several accessories made that would allow the use of special non-duckbill mags, but these were not regular AK mags. 
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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 07:54:53 PM »
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No, there is no kit or adapter that will allow a standard SKS to take AK mags.  The conversion is possible, but it really requires machinist skills and a machine shop as well as welding equipment and the ability to use it.  There were several accessories made that would allow the use of special non-duckbill mags, but these were not regular AK mags. 

yep...thats what i said

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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 08:23:38 PM »
there is a conversion but unless you are a machinist i wouldnt try it

I did a conversion once, not looking to do it again for a while.
Time consuming, tedious work, if you screw it up, it's junk with no way to fix it. Say bye-bye to an SKS reciever.
The job also involved a trip to doctor's office for an OUCHY. That added $180 to the total cost of the job.
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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 09:40:34 PM »
Well, Im a welder at a machine shop but I dont wanna do it if Its that much of a PITA
Ill just mill my bolt and get some Tapco mags
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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 11:17:31 PM »
I'm rather new to the SKS world (not new to firearms though)...can someone direct me to some further information on this mod?  I am a gunsmith/tinkerer and can't help fixing something until it's broke.
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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 11:24:38 PM »
I purchased some u-fix-em's from century and one has a mod that looks like it will use AK mags. Definitely won't use sks mags anymore. They gave me half off the price of this barreled receiver and another one with a broken rail.

I don't have an AK mag to try it, but will get one soon. Whoever did the mod was not a great welder, though the machining seems well done. Good thing the dirt-dobber's-nest-looking welds don't show on under the receiver.

I'll take some pics if anyones interested.

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Re: AK mag adapter
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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2008, 12:04:18 AM »
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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008, 08:49:09 AM »


Yeah.

This topic, along with "when it was made & how much is it worth" should have their OWN forums.

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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2008, 10:12:28 AM »
I'm rather new to the SKS world (not new to firearms though)...can someone direct me to some further information on this mod?  I am a gunsmith/tinkerer and can't help fixing something until it's broke.

i uploaded scaned pages of a how to manuel. never tried this mod.  try at your own risk.  :evil:

















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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2008, 11:55:50 AM »
I don't know about it having its own forum, but a sticky would seem to be a good idea.
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Re: AK mag adapter
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2008, 02:57:14 PM »
I don't know about it having its own forum, but a sticky would seem to be a good idea.

Yeah, that is a decent idea.

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