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Posted: 6/19/2013 4:10:15 PM EST
Russian SVD Dragunov 18 rd mags. Were these issued? or just prototype?
Link Posted: 6/19/2013 6:46:31 PM EST
Issued but in very limited numbers. There's also a high capacity metal one, as well, which is quite rare.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 3:29:46 AM EST
never seen one before, cool.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 7:37:17 AM EST
never seen one either !.......where can i get a couple??????
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 8:08:50 AM EST
you would probably have an easier time finding one than us.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 8:20:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By nictra:
you would probably have an easier time finding one than us.


Already fired off an email to an associate in Moscow!....have looked on the net but can't find anything about them, not even any more pics.

Link Posted: 6/20/2013 9:20:42 AM EST
Call Oleg while you're at it, he probably has one stashed somewhere.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 10:45:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By nictra:
Call Oleg while you're at it, he probably has one stashed somewhere.



No - last time I spoke to Oleg he too had never heard of higher capacity mags
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 11:56:15 AM EST
I will inquire.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 1:24:19 PM EST
They have them in bakelite as well as the standard waffle pattern.

One of the steel waffle pattern 18rd Russian magazines sold on Gunbroker several months ago for quite a high price.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 5:06:51 PM EST
My only question now is: why 18 rounds? What a random number.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 9:46:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/20/2013 9:47:10 PM EST by Circle10]
Originally Posted By Leikaising:
My only question now is: why 18 rounds? What a random number.


I imagine it might be the maximum number of cartridges that they could fit into a magazine (for an svd) and have reliable feeding. (7.62x54r has a rimmed case)

This is just my speculation.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 9:58:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By Leikaising:
My only question now is: why 18 rounds? What a random number.


Probably the highest capacity they could achieve and maintain reliability. Rimmed cartridges don't lend themselves to reliable feeding from double stack magazines.
Link Posted: 6/21/2013 5:26:37 PM EST
Do want 10 or 20 of them
Link Posted: 6/26/2013 2:39:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/27/2013 11:20:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By TX-Zen:
Do want 10 or 20 of them
Makes you wonder if even 10 exist?

Link Posted: 6/27/2013 11:27:51 AM EST
I had an email back from my contact in Moscow and he has only ever seen one and are second only to a Unicorn horn!
Link Posted: 6/27/2013 2:19:59 PM EST
As far as I know, there were several made. Mostly for trial and field testing. I believe they weren't fielded for one reason or another and the development of more was scrapped. But there are multiples out there that seemed to have made their way out of the factory and into private hands.
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