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Posted: 1/8/2005 6:30:51 PM EDT
Just tried a 10 round mag I had laying around in my OOW receiver Pistol build. It was REALLY tight at the rear. I measured the mag well, and it seemed right. The AMD-65 mags (20 rounders) all seemed to work well. The Chinese mag was just .020" too wide. Hmmm. I could file the receiver or I can squish the magazine. I got out the vice and took about three tries squishing it slightly more till it fit snug with no resistance going in but no rattle either.

I have a feeling that some AK magazines are just too wide. Instead of filing your mag well, why not squeeze your mags so they fit better?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:00:15 PM EDT
I've done this with quite a few AR mags with good results as well.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 7:22:56 AM EDT
I have one (Polish, I think) 30 round mag that is too wide, too.

Tried hand-filing it thinner, but it wasn't enough.

Not sure if I want to try your vise method. Maybe the belt-sander at work will knock off a lot more metal. :)

Scott

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