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 East German Bakalite AK-74 Mags
combatwombat39  [Member]
10/7/2011 4:17:09 PM EST
Did the germans ever paint their Mags Black? I never seen them before but I bought an AK and it came with quite a few of them. They dont look or feel spray painted and it doesn't scratch off.


Scotty
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YodaMaadi  [Member]
10/7/2011 8:47:32 PM EST
From what I hear about them, Poland bought a bunch of them for their Tantal rifles and painted them black to match with their mags. The Bulgarians did the same and bought Russian plum mags and painted them black to match theirs as well. The Bulgarians even put made in Bulgaria stickers on them when they shipped them over.
TnHawk-45  [Member]
10/8/2011 9:19:23 AM EST
Some were 'partially' painted black by Century on the ones they converted to use in the SAR-3's they were selling. Some of those have .223 stamped on the floor plate and some don't.
Black-Tiger  [Team Member]
10/8/2011 10:28:54 AM EST
Noticed that you have two different followers on your mags; Plastic and steel. I have one with the metal follower while the rest are all plastic; then again, all my EGs are natural Bakelite and not painted. Interesting.
brunnels  [Member]
10/9/2011 6:41:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
Noticed that you have two different followers on your mags; Plastic and steel. I have one with the metal follower while the rest are all plastic; then again, all my EGs are natural Bakelite and not painted. Interesting.


The earlier east german mags had metal followers, then later down the line they switched to plastic followers.
DaffyDuck  [Member]
10/9/2011 3:28:02 PM EST
Have one painted black also, wondered who did it & why. Whoever did it did a good job and used good paint, it just doesn't come off so easily.
combatwombat39  [Member]
10/11/2011 7:08:00 AM EST
I completely agree. it almost looks professional. I have a good mix of plastic and metal followers. I went to the rrange yesterday and everyone seated well and no miss fires.
mrbullets  [Member]
10/11/2011 11:37:11 AM EST
Wasn't it Cope's that was selling these a while back? Could be wrong on the vendor but seems like they did much earlier this year. They were available for a few months then gone. Guys were usin' all kinds of stuff to strip the paint. IIRC "Goof Off" worked welll for me.
WTex  [Member]
10/11/2011 1:10:24 PM EST
Yes I think Cope's was carrying these. I passed on them at the time but now I wish I bought a few to strip.
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