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Posted: 1/9/2002 2:48:42 PM EDT
My friend just picked up a sar 3 ak in 223.My question is dose it use the same mags as the ak 74 (5.45x39)?
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 4:04:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 4:31:42 PM EDT
I just bought SAR3 mags from Inter-Ordnance- 704-225-8843, Also there is a guy on Gunbroker with Bulgarian .223 mags that will fit the SAR3. These seem to be a little hard to find you just have to search, I found Inter- Ordnance in Shotgun News. Gene
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 6:46:53 PM EDT
The SAR2/ak74 bakelite mags will misfeed in the SAR3 if you load them with more than ~15 rds. Supposedly you can modify the SAR-2/ak74 bakelite mags to work properly in the SAR-3(it involves getting the proper followers and dremmeling out the feed lips - someone posted this AK47-net forums a while ago.) I could never get them to work in my SAR3 (I have both). I ended up buying Wieger mags from Interordnance and they work great.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 7:00:20 AM EDT
The mags you want are called Wieger Mags. They are made specifically for the SAR3 type weapon. Inter Ordanance and SOG have them. They are usually around $15. A pop. The Bulgies are hit and miss reliablitly/fit wise in a SAR3. You can make the 74 mags work in the SAR3 but you must modify the mag body and get a special follower made by Rob. arms. I have a "3" and did not want to spend the time and energy modifying mags so I just bought the wiegers.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 8:11:20 AM EDT
SAR-3's won't reliably function with AK74 mags nor will they reliably fit in the well. Steve is right on the mark with the Weigers - you'll want these steel mags over any other, especially the bakelites. I purchased 4 from Interordnance (they came in a kit - mags, pouch, cleaning kit, and sling and were on special for $49). All functioned and fit perfectly. They are listed now for $69 -here's the link:

www.interordnance.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=INTERORDNANCE.com&Product_Code=sar3magset
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 4:34:55 AM EDT
Thanks guys for the info.I believe he is going to go with the waffle mags from sog for now and get some of the interord mags eventualy.
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