AK Mag Rebuild Kits-- Do they exist somewhere?

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  1. Krackels

    Krackels XDTalk 25K Member Founding Member

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    I've just undergone the decision to build up an AK (M70AB2-Underfolder) and I was looking at the prices on mags.

    There are a few places selling just mag bodies for cheap, but I can't find anywhere selling 'rebuild kits' (i.e. follower, floor plate & springs).

    They must exist somewhere. I can find floor plates at K-Var and I'm sure I can get springs from Wolf Springs, and I can probabaly scrounge up followers somewhere. However there's got to be a retailer that's selling kits that include all three.

    Anyone know of a retailer selling them? Or has anyone even seen 'kits' like the ones I'm describing ever offered for sale?

     
  2. Krackels

    Krackels XDTalk 25K Member Founding Member

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    bump for answers?

    I did some looking around and unless the rebuild kits were CHEAP I wouldn't end up saving any money building my own magazines.
     
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    blefferd XDTalk 2K Member

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    i honestly do not think they sell mag rebuild kits, for the shear fact that they would be a cobbled togther group of parts from other magazines or imports.

    not sure what they are selling mag bodies for, but if its cheaper to go the route you stated ie buy wolf springs, and followers and floor plates from K-var (which would add 2 922r points to your build) than it would to buy a complete easternbloc magazine then go for it, If its not I wouldnt hassal with it unless you want/need the 2 922r points for your build
     
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    nalioth XDTalk 2K Member

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    The parts don't exist because they don't go bad.

    You can find followers and floorplates occasionally, due to their being compliance parts, not because the original parts need "rebuilding".
     
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    Interesting question/topic though. ;)
     
  6. Krackels

    Krackels XDTalk 25K Member Founding Member

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    Yeah I would never use a magazine (or parts of one for 922r compliance), so I was really just interested in building cheaper magazines using steel bodied magazines.
     
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    i think i saw some from cdnn
     
  8. manic mechanic

    manic mechanic XDTalk 1K Member

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    I just received 8 EG AK-74 mag rebuild kits from a guy in FLA. They were packed like the mag kits were in vacuum bags with the anti corrosion paper. The springs came 4 in a bag, the followers(plastic, unfortunately) 8 per bag, the inner floorplates and outers were 8 per bag. I never saw these anywhere else so I figured hey, for $80 shipped I did OK.
     
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    VinnAY XDTalk 1K Member

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    Arent' surplus mags running at like $10 a pop? I'm not trying to be a smartass, at prices like that why would you want to rebuild? I realize there could be a cost savings, I'm just curious...sort of new around here and still learning... :)
     
  10. manic mechanic

    manic mechanic XDTalk 1K Member

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    The cheapest I've been able to find the EG AK-74's have been $25-40 apiece, and sometimes that's used. These are for the 5.45x39 mags.
     
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    Krackels XDTalk 25K Member Founding Member

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    I just ordered a bunch (7+3 for a friend) from AIM Surplus for $10 each + shipping.

    They were surplus Romanian 30 rounders.
     
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    mine came in last week.

    Pretty decent for the price.

    Had a good bit of cosmo jammed up in the follower lip area. Sides were pretty greasy.

    I just wiped each one with some xylene, then put some xylene in a tin can and with a tooth brush cleaned up the follower that was caked with dried cosmo.

    I only inspected the inside of 3 of the 10 i ordered. They seemed to be rust free, with a nice thin oily covering. So i left them as is.

    I might some day paint them or molyresin them some day if i am bored.

    Good condition for the price i would say.
     
  13. Dead Money

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    disregard the old sig. I just bought a 10 pack ($55.00) of replacement AK-47 mag springs from Wolf Springs. I thought I'd clean up and replace all my old mag's and springs...they are surplus and who knows where they've been.....?
     
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    44mag.com sells complete mags, but you have to pay an extra dollar or something and he disassembles them into rebuild kits. you can use whatever parts you need to replace and have spares for when the others parts go.

     

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