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Posted: 2/22/2006 4:28:09 PM EDT
wow they're good and getting better.....


As promised K-VAR Corp. is here for you, we did it! We always go the extra mile to bring you the hard to find parts that make your hobby more interesting and fun.

We have recently received a shipment of thirty round clear waffle pattern 5.56x45 (.223 Cal.) magazines. We are offering these rare beautiful magazines for the low price of $27.99 per unit.

As a special bonus we also received a small quantity of twenty round clear waffle pattern 5.56x45 (.223 Cal.) magazines. These magazines have never been sold in the US before. For your enjoyment we are offering these magazines to you for the unheard of price of $24.99 per unit. Limit of ten magazines per person.

K-VAR Corp. would like to thank everyone for their patronage and hope that you will enjoy these fine magazines that will clearly add value to your collection.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:23:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:29:15 PM EDT
I just got 4 clear 30 rounders and 2 clear 20 rounders
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:33:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 8:40:07 PM EDT by STG77]
Sweet!



ordered 6 30 rounders... off to Tromix once they show up
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:38:43 PM EDT
Will these work in a WASR-3?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:38:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
I just got 4 clear 30 rounders and 2 clear 20 rounders



If I still ahd my SAM5 I';d be all over htis. I colelcted 11 mags for it before I sold it. PAid THROUGH THE NOSE FOR THEM. much mroe than these mags!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:02:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
I just got 4 clear 30 rounders and 2 clear 20 rounders



If I still ahd my SAM5 I';d be all over htis. I colelcted 11 mags for it before I sold it. PAid THROUGH THE NOSE FOR THEM. much mroe than these mags!



I dont even HAVE a SAM-5...just a SAR-3, but I want a SAM-5...and I collect mags, so these will do just fine
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:23:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 6:24:58 PM EDT by gaucho1]
Thanks chapperjoe


Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:28:45 PM EDT
Be sure to sign up for the K-var forum. This will cut the price by 7%, or nearly $2 off each mag.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:10:42 AM EDT
Bought 9 20 rounders and 3 30 rounders at 12:00AM this morning. I woke up in the middle of the night and had a feeling that they were available so I checked the forums at KVAR and they they were. Next time I get that feeling I need to buy a lotto ticket ASAP
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:35:08 AM EDT
Thanks for the heads up! I have been watching this thread all week.
I just placed an order for 10 of each, they should Work and Look Great in my Arsenal K101.

Now what do I do with the other 25 black thirty rounders that I have?

Man, I got a mag problem

Thanks again for getting them into the country-----Nick

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:45:10 AM EDT
I bought two!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:11:07 PM EDT
Theres already some at gunbroker for $45 each
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:13:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:19:50 PM EDT
wtf

www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=44243305

If anyone is sad enough...I'll sell you mine for 45.00 shipped each



Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:26:11 AM EDT
WarmGun2,

Isn't your Arsenal K101 a 7.62 rifle? These mags are for 5.56/.223 not 7.62. Pardon me if I'm wrong, but the only 5.56 rifles from Arsenal that I'm aware of are the SA-M5 series.

I would hang on to your black waffle mags. They are a lot tougher than the clear ones. The clear ones do not have steel reinforced feed lips or in the entire upper part of the mag body. The black waffles have steel reinforcement in the upper part of the whole mag body. Squeeze the top of your clear mags when you get them, then do the same to your black ones, and you will see what I mean.

The clear ones also have a propensity to develop cracks, as I have heard from other members of this and other forums. I received my clear mags on Thursday (I live in Vegas, so ground shipping from K-VAR only takes a day.) I only ordered one of each to check them out and to add to my mag collection. When I tried the 30 rounder in my 5.56 Krink, it went in rather easy, with only some binding when racking my bolt. When I did the same thing with the 20 rounder, It was difficult to insert and my bolt got stuck on the feed lips when racking it.

I ended up having to file down the mag lips for it to insert fully into my magwell and to keep my bolt from binding when racking it. It worked fine afterwards, but both are still tighter fitting than any of my black ones. All my black waffles insert easily into the magwell and do not bind my bolt, and I feel that the steel reinforcements may have something to do with that.

The only steel reinforcements I've seen on the clear mags is in the front, where it mates with the trunnion and running down the length of the mag, and in the mag catch tab itself.

I don't know if the mags would fit better in an Arsenal SA-M5 than in my Krink, nor do I know if it was just these two particular mags that I would have problems with, but I don't want to buy more to try them in my gun. I may buy a couple more just for my collection, but if these bind, I won't file them down. I'll just wrap them back up and add them to the collection.

I have no such fit or function issues with my black ones. As a result, I will not rely on the clear mags for anything other than range sessions or for show. I will continue to rely on the black ones for regular use, since they are more reliable in my gun and appear more durable. You may not have the same issues with them as I do, so it may be a moot point as far as you're concerned, and they will function differently in other guns as well, but I just wanted to share my experience with them.

On the bright side, they are a good investment and are always in demand, so it's still great that they are available, and for a lot less than what we've seen lately! They are awesome looking! Great job for K-VAR on getting them in. Bob said they will get roughly 6,000 to 7,000 of the black ones sometime next week! I will definitely buy a few more of those, especially if they're priced at around $22 like the last time. I believe they received about 3,000 of the clear ones, but I'm not absolutely sure, and don't also know the breakdown between how many of the 20 rounders and 30 rounders came in. However, based on the limit of 10 mags for the 20s, I would say that there are a lot more of the 30 rounders!

Glenn
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:03:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GlennAK:

I would hang on to your black waffle mags. They are a lot tougher than the clear ones. The clear ones do not have steel reinforced feed lips or in the entire upper part of the mag body. The black waffles have steel reinforcement in the upper part of the whole mag body. Squeeze the top of your clear mags when you get them, then do the same to your black ones, and you will see what I mean.

The clear ones also have a propensity to develop cracks, as I have heard from other members of this and other forums.
Glenn



Indeed, they do look cheap - and tacky! I'll wait for the black.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:56:16 PM EDT
good - more for us. My two arrived today!
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