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AK Sponsor: palmetto
Posted: 12/29/2002 2:42:12 AM EDT
Most of what I see for sale are Romanian, Bulgarian, and Chinese.  They look the same to me.

Any differences in the three?  Quality?  Materials?  Design?

Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:53:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 7:01:58 AM EDT
Other than cosmetics and price they all seem to feed rounds.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 11:44:06 AM EDT
If the magazines are military, they should all work, period.

As has been stated, Chinese magazines lack the "reinforcement" ridge on the back of the magazine.

European magazines do differ in fit and finish.

The Romanian magazines that I've seen and used are generally the poorest finished, with a matte blue and rough edges all over the place.

Bulgarian magazines and some Hungarian magazines are the best finished in a black enamel.  No rough edges on these either.

East German magazines are usually blued, in a gloss, and are very high quality as well.

Russian magazines can be either blue or painted.

I haven't run across enough Polish magazines to comment, but they are usually black phosphated/enameled too.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 3:47:00 PM EDT
Thanks for the excellent info!
Link Posted: 1/5/2003 10:44:26 AM EDT

See my post with pix of Bulg, Hung, EG, and Rom 30s, and the differences here:



Link Posted: 1/5/2003 2:10:27 PM EDT
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