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Posted: 4/20/2007 5:30:51 AM EDT
I note that some AK's seem to have these and some don't (WASR's). There doesn't seem to be any negative consequences of not having them - most of the WASRs I have seen and shot seem to feed as reliably as the AK's that have them.

Question: Are these really necessary? Do they have a positive effect on reliability? Does the mag wobble I have noted in some WASR's matter?

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Regards.
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 6:29:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2007 6:30:05 AM EDT by Chris_1522]
Something is needed. I think the WASRs have little plates spotwelded in instead.

ETA:

I think - but am not sure - that current production military AKs from Romania are the same way. I know the RPKs are.
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 10:02:32 AM EDT
no their not necessary if ya got plates of steel welded inside (like a wasr), but they do look good!..IMHO
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 6:56:19 AM EDT
Saigas don't have the dimples either - do they? Any opinions on if these matter?

Link Posted: 4/23/2007 7:07:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By IClaudius:
Saigas don't have the dimples either - do they? Any opinions on if these matter?


A few were imported with military overrun receivers that have the dimples/Y stamps/various military details; I haven't seen many. Most don't have dimples but seem to work ok.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 8:55:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2007 9:00:51 AM EDT by Chris_1522]
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