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Posted: 10/25/2003 8:10:14 PM EDT
I have a Colt pre-ban Sporter Lightweight 16" in 7.62X39. I've always wondered how rare these were. Mine came with 6 "frankenmags" and they seem to work fine. The 5-rounder factory ones do too. Everything else I've tried is junk! What do you guys use for mags? I bought mine back in 1994. It's serial number is within the last 1,000 or so before the ban!
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 8:16:06 PM EDT
Uh, what exactly is a "frankenmag"?
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 8:38:11 PM EDT
All I use are Frankenmags with mine. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=8516[/img] I bought quite a few when I bought the upper.
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 1:09:17 AM EDT
I've got an old SKS stuffed in the corner of the safe, does that count? [:D]
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 1:14:12 AM EDT
Don't USGI 30s work too (only you have a more limited capacity)?
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 2:11:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pulpsmack: Don't USGI 30s work too (only you have a more limited capacity)?
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Yes and no. In other words, not very reliably. You can get by with the standard .223 mags if you're plinking or hunting. But I use mine for steel plates events and need a 30 rnd mag.
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 6:40:49 AM EDT
My first Colt R6830 Sporter Lightweight 7.62x39, with USA frankenmag: [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=19117[/img] My second Colt R6830 Sporter Lightweight 7.62x39, with G-Tech frankenmag: [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=15354[/img] More frankenmags: [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=3215[/img] Original 1993 Colt New Products brochure: [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=3213[/img] Nope, I don't like 7.62x39 AR-15s at all. [bow]
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 1:54:43 PM EDT
I have plenty of USGI 20 and 30 round .223/5.56 mags and cannot use them. After just 4 0r 5 rounds, the mag swells outwards and cannot even be inserted into the magwell.
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 10:02:05 AM EDT
CDNN sells 10rd USA mags that work well with the Colt 7.62x39.
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