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11/2/2022 4:30:06 PM
Posted: 5/3/2003 7:32:12 PM EST
I know it seems like a pointless thing to do, but I was wondering if anyone knows if a 5.45 '74 mag can/could be adapted to fit and feed in a 7.62 rifle. I thought of it when I held one of my E. German bakes up to the magwell of my SAR1 and like the look. I know there are similar "bakelite" mags for AKMs, but seeing as how they are very rare and expensive, I think it would be cool (and inexpensive) to convert a few German bakes to work with 7.62.  Of course the length and curvature of the mag wouldn't be quite accurate, but I think it would be nifty anyway. So, anyone every tried it?
brownells
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 9:29:21 PM EST
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 One of the great things about AK's are the magazines.  They are made well and to last.  I think you would be losing to much of that if you even could get it to work.
 There are some nice black plastic Bulgarian 7.62 mags around.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 3:18:43 AM EST
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Link Posted: 5/4/2003 3:28:21 AM EST
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Link Posted: 5/4/2003 3:12:12 PM EST
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I did it once.

I had to mill off the front of the mag and the rear a little.

After I got the mag to fit the 30rd mag only held 10-15 I can't remember exactly.  They just got harder to load after 10.


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