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    Default G3 Mags in 308 AK

    Tapco has them back in stock - "slightly rusted" for $0.99 each.

    Well I ordered a dozen, along with the 5-for-50 AR mag deal. I'm moving forward with this!

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    It should work good.. My Valmet uses modified G3 mags..

    Now if I had a milling machine, I could make the tabs to modify some.. She needs more mags, but not at $150 each..
    Repeal FOPA NOW!!!!!



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    For my .308 build I am using unmoddified FL mags.
    It just seemed to be the easier route as they already operate on a similar retention principle as the AK.
    Al that I need to do is modify the latch on the trigger guard. Needs to be thinner and have more of a bend to it.

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    I like the the g3 mag ( got a dozen my self) due to the fact that it does not reduce in size in the bullet area. this SHOULD allow for different caliburs such as 22-08 ,243,7mm-08,338-08,358-08 that all use the same parent cartridge. down side is the trunion will take more work to get them in there. Im working with a milled kit so I dont have to deal with the lower rivit. dont think you would need a mill to make tabs some carefull work on a bench grinder on some 1/4 square stock would get you by. I planing to move the mag catch pivot pin back as far as possable and to reduce the trigger guard opening some. was also thinking of using the bottom of the trigger guard as the mag release lever it's self. Think of it as the lever pointing back instead of down and being part of the trigger guard it's self looks like you could save aprox 3/4" with out having to make the guard much smaller. I need to get a glove in there.

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    Well they arrived - and frankly they are a little rusted but it is surface rust only - frost if you will. It appears that only the phosphate has rusted. I plan to wipe them with Naval Jelly to clean them up then paint them with some BBQ paint or something similar.

    For $1 each, they are DEFINITELY worth picking up a 10-pack!

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    I fell in love with the G-3 mags. I ended up with 1500 of them at one heck of a price. Projects, projects and more projects for them.

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    Would you post the pic some other way? I can't view it for some reason. Maybe it's the firewall for the port or something.

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    Shoot some pics of the rear. How did you make the tab that locks in the mag catch?

    The pics look real close to my Valmet. And I want more mags..
    Repeal FOPA NOW!!!!!



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    I made the tabs from scratch - a HUGE weld bead that I ground and dremeled to shape

    A painful step-by-step is here:

    http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AK...08/mag_308.htm

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