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Black-Tiger
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Posted: 1/22/2010 6:33:10 PM
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Nice reference; too bad I have no use (yet...) for 5.45x39 magazines; hell, my local shop has several of the Russian Plum mags for $25 a pop.

ETA: Well, now i do... Picked up an Arsenal SLR and a couple of mags and one of them (thanks to this reference) is an East German Bakelite.
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Posted: 3/21/2010 6:36:48 PM
Great job!!!
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Posted: 11/29/2010 8:18:39 PM
that answered all of my questions. GREAT JOB
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Posted: 2/1/2011 7:42:07 AM
I just received four mags from Centerfire Systems. They are supposed to be Bulgarian, and have a white sticker on the side "Made in Bulgaria". They are used. They do not fit into your description of Bulgarian Mags that I can see. They have no molded in arsenal marking. They do have 78 stamped in white ink at the top. Appear to be painted black over a orange base material. Any idea?
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Posted: 2/1/2011 9:34:34 PM
I got an answer: Russian Plums sod to Bulgaria, sanitized & painted black.
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Posted: 7/13/2011 1:38:41 PM
Originally Posted By ROSIESPAL:
I got an answer: Russian Plums sod to Bulgaria, sanitized & painted black.

You are correct sir! I just got done stripping the paint off of 20 of those things and now am pleased to say I have 20 awesome looking plum russian mags (sanitized of course). If any of you strip them, make sure you hit em with some WD40 or someother lube to make em shine again. They come out looking cloudy and dull if you dont.
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Posted: 9/3/2011 11:02:27 PM
Originally Posted By 40calPUNISHER:
Originally Posted By ROSIESPAL:
I got an answer: Russian Plums sod to Bulgaria, sanitized & painted black.

You are correct sir! I just got done stripping the paint off of 20 of those things and now am pleased to say I have 20 awesome looking plum russian mags (sanitized of course). If any of you strip them, make sure you hit em with some WD40 or someother lube to make em shine again. They come out looking cloudy and dull if you dont.


Good advice; I received a Russian Plum AK74 buttstock from Gunbroker that was painted black and i used Easy Off to remove the paint and hit it with a liberal dose of Heavy Duty Silicone Spray; now I have a very nice plum stock that will soon reside permanently on my SLR105 (as soon as i get the matching PG and foregrip).
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Posted: 10/4/2011 12:45:44 PM
ALso picked up a nice EG Bakelite magazine; this one;s odd though; the mold numbe styler is different from the other ones I have and unlike the others that i have, which have plastic followers, this one has a metal one.
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Posted: 10/4/2011 6:56:57 PM
Cool

thanks for posting this.


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Posted: 12/10/2011 7:34:41 PM
Thats a great write up my only problem is figuring out wich of them are considered pre ban. Anyone?
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Posted: 12/10/2011 7:44:17 PM
Originally Posted By slyvest:
Thats a great write up my only problem is figuring out wich of them are considered pre ban. Anyone?


Seems like orange would be a safe bet

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Posted: 2/11/2012 9:58:31 PM
Good work, thank you for the info.
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Posted: 6/29/2012 7:26:42 PM
Excellent source of info.

A quick look at a couple of my plum and they have the low mould numbers - 8 on one 10 on another. I hope the rest are this low as that means they are rare as opposed to common

And the references to the Arsenal marks - now I know mine are TULA !

Would love to see a similar guide to 7.62 mags.
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Posted: 6/29/2012 11:16:34 PM
Thank you!! I have a few ak74 mags I was trying to figure out were they came from and this helped me out.. thanks
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Posted: 12/31/2012 5:04:43 PM
Great research, thanks for the effort!
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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:19:16 PM
What are the best current production magazines to get that aren't surplus? I have some Bulgarian surplus, but some run well and some get stuck.
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Posted: 4/19/2013 10:47:37 PM
Found a molot with a bulgarian circle around it . What gives. 45 round AG4 construction. Factory code is II
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Posted: 4/19/2013 11:06:24 PM
Originally Posted By lafmedic1:
Found a molot with a bulgarian circle around it . What gives. 45 round AG4 construction. Factory code is II


Post pics. The Bulgy factory codes are the ((10)), ((21)) and ((25)).

Some of the molot mags just had a circle/disc (for export or something).

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Posted: 6/9/2013 8:31:23 AM
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So far I have found-

- Plum, Izhmash 30, marked M at front lug, 47 on lower left near floorplate, Arrow-in-triangle on lower right near floorplate. Hand-scratched 0435 on left, mid-body
- Black, Arsenal, Code 10,3 on left near floorplate
- Black, Arsenal, Code 10, 4 on left near floorplate, body texture is frosty
- Black, Arsenal, Code 21, 1-1 marked on left near floorplate
- Brown, NITI, Code 21, 1-1 marked on left near floorplate
- Brown, NITI, Code 21, 1-2 marked on left near floorplate
- Saddle Tan, NITI, Code 21, 1-1 marked on left near floorplate
- Black, NITI, Code 21, marked 1-1 on left near floorplate

That Plum Izhmash is hard to distinguish except in very good light. More to follow as I acquire a load.

Don't even ask me about my FAL magazine stash!

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Posted: 6/9/2013 6:26:55 PM
I found what appears to be a second Russian-pattern black magazine w/o markings. The toe (at the bottom) is longer than the floorplate, a la Izhmash I have. No markings anywhere, even inside. Odd- ideas?
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Posted: 6/21/2013 10:07:56 AM
I've acquired what looks to be an OEM Izhmash 10-round







Problem statement: it won't latch into my magwell. Since mine is a kit, I'm going to just have to make adjustments.

Can we grind the underside of the rear lug a few mils to allow the nose of the latch to come forward? That seems cheapest, and all my other Russian (I have several 30-round) Bulgarian and Russian mags seat and latch just fine.

TIA
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Posted: 8/31/2013 4:50:24 AM
know this is a few months old but that looks like a $15 saiga mag
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Posted: 8/31/2013 5:18:53 AM
Awesome work! Thanks
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