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The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« on: December 20, 2009, 03:01:20 PM »
Yesterday was quite a day.  I know a LOT of you are trying to picture how the installation and operation of the non-duckbill magazine is accomplished.  Well, I was a bit familiar with it but yesterday I learned just about all there is to know about it, and then demonstrated how to do it.

Marcus and I made FOUR videos during the course of the afternoon.  Since the adapter system functioned flawlessly the only delays were from my ineptitude when making the demonstrations.  Rather than try to explain what the day entailed I think it's easiest for interested parties to just view the videos.  Hopefully they are pretty clear, although details are somewhat lacking as our cameras won't zoom while filming.  It's pretty clear that we aren't professionals, heck, we're not even talented amateurs when it comes to movies, but we did our best.


TURN YOUR SPEAKER VOLUME DOWN FOR THE FIRST TWO VIDEOS


This is the video of the final "LIVE FIRE TEST" of the adapter on 18Dec09. Galahad from "The SKS Forum" performed the final tests for us .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrYwq0zy5Uk
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This is the "Mixed Bullet" Live Fire Test. Also performed by Galahad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOLyP5Jp4ag
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This is the video of the various "bullets" we used in the final Live Fire test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbFPJkCPmmc
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And, last but not least, the video of how to actually install the adapter in your SKS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12RcJSW85Ec
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The website is still a rough work in progress  but there is quite a bit of information there already. 

http://www.thesksmagadapter.com/







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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2009, 03:09:06 PM »
If you guys need more info or want to order one, contact me at thesksmagadapter@sbcglobal.net.

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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 03:09:52 PM »
In the second video the ones that weren't ejecting were you saying (and were they) blanks? I had a hard time understanding what was being said. It looked like the bolt went back a little but not enough to eject which is what a blank round would do. If the mag is cycling blanks by hand then it must be pretty good.
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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2009, 03:12:15 PM »
So essentially its an ak magazine adapter for an sks? Very nice. I was wondering how long someone would take to figure this out. Do you need to do the sks M bolt mod for these to go in on a closed bolt? And does the hold open function correctly?
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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2009, 03:18:24 PM »
1.  They are NOT AK mags.  They are modified Tapco duckbill mags.
2.  Neither the blanks nor the white tip practice ammo (half load) would cycle the action.


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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009, 03:19:02 PM »
So essentially its an ak magazine adapter for an sks? Very nice. I was wondering how long someone would take to figure this out. Do you need to do the sks M bolt mod for these to go in on a closed bolt? And does the hold open function correctly?

Actually, it is a Tapco, SKS, 20 round mag, modified to fit the adapter. It is NOT related to the AK mag or rifle at all. This adapter has nothing to do with an "M" model. This adapter is designed to work on the "standard" SKS that accepts SKS type mags only. You do not need to do the bolt mod for it to work. I have done the mod and it works open or closed. Yes. the hold open works as it was designed. Watch the video and you will see the bolt lock open and hear me say "you are done".

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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2009, 04:01:41 PM »
Will the adapter come with a template for modding the mags?

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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 04:10:50 PM »
Will the adapter come with a template for modding the mags?

You don't need a template to do it But detailed instructions will be included. We will also make a video and post it here and to the website. thesksmagadapter.com

Galahad had mentioned to me he would make a "sticky" in the forum.

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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009, 08:57:42 PM »
1.  They are NOT AK mags.  They are modified Tapco duckbill mags.
2.  Neither the blanks nor the white tip practice ammo (half load) would cycle the action.

What!

AK MAGS WORK WITH *MY* "PIN" ADAPTER!!!

(kiddin')

LG :lol: (had to say it -glad 1mlt's project made it to production)

P.S -*And my "signed" (engraved) complementary one is being sent? :lol:

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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009, 09:05:06 PM »
good videos Marcus.  glad they made it a sticky.   looking forward to getting my hands on one.
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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2009, 11:24:48 PM »
good videos Marcus.  glad they made it a sticky.   looking forward to getting my hands on one.

I see that there's a sticky. I didn't really look. I usually open the thread from the notification in my email

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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2009, 11:32:49 PM »
1.  They are NOT AK mags.  They are modified Tapco duckbill mags.
2.  Neither the blanks nor the white tip practice ammo (half load) would cycle the action.

What!

AK MAGS WORK WITH *MY* "PIN" ADAPTER!!!

(kiddin')

LG :lol: (had to say it -glad 1mlt's project made it to production)

P.S -*And my "signed" (engraved) complementary one is being sent? :lol:

LG, do you really want one? I thought you weren't really sold on this idea. But you (and I thank you for it) convinced me to add the second tab to strengthen the mag latch point. Also, I'm going to offer them using EITHER the cross pin or a 1/8" steel pin. Buyer's choice, same price. I'm also thinking about offering a mounting service if someone wants it. I can accept stocks w/o an FFL or C&R. Mount using my SKS steel and return it to the owner. All you need do is lock -n- load. I'll do the mag mod also if you guys don't want to do it. All it takes is a little more money. Marcus
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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2009, 11:37:51 PM »
Thats pretty cool---Nice job on making it, and the video library---It seems like the part Darin and I made would work with that flawlessly, and really make for a quck change.  With some practice probably without losing sight of your target while making the change.  PM me, and when I get the parts from Darin, I will mail you one to put on the rifle and try it.   Jim
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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2009, 11:57:41 PM »
Had this been around before I got used to the Tapco mags, I would definitely have bought one.  Now I'm torn, because I've taught myself to handle the Tapcos in the dark, have a bag and pouches they fit in, etc.
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Re: The Marcus Magazine adapter system
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2009, 12:11:28 AM »
Had this been around before I got used to the Tapco mags, I would definitely have bought one.  Now I'm torn, because I've taught myself to handle the Tapcos in the dark, have a bag and pouches they fit in, etc.

RK, same Tapco mags, just minus the duckbill. The adapter replaces the duckbill. You can still use your bags. I've been working on this for quite a while. Take a look at the website home page. The top pic on the left is the adapter and below is the modified mag. thesksmagadapter.com

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