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Posted: 4/20/2007 4:30:51 AM EST
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 5:29:31 AM EST
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 9:02:32 AM EST
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 5:56:19 AM EST
Saigas don't have the dimples either - do they?  Any opinions on if these matter?  

Link Posted: 4/23/2007 6:07:28 AM EST

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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 7:55:08 AM EST
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