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    The Magal was a short-lived Israeli variant. It used a modified Micro-Galil receiver wrapped in a plastic shell, with a short barrel chambered in .30 Carbine. It was sort of like a Krinkov, except intended for police and security forces.

    Apparently the Israelis weren't satisfied with the design, and dropped it after a brief run. A handful of parts kits made it over here, but like the Krinkov, the Magal would be an NFA SBR in its original configuration.

    Of course, the key part of building a Magal is the plastic stock assembly. I found two vendors that have them, one for $99, one for $135. The second claimed to have thousands of them in stock.

    You could build a Magal as a pistol build, and you could do it in 7.62x25. Or you could build it as a full length rifle, and maybe SBR it later.

    Naturally, as soon as I had my wondrous idea, a quick tour of the search engines showed it had been done before.

    Blackthorne's web site shows a Romanian AK with a Magal stock. They cut away part of the magwell to clear the magazine (5.45 or 5.56), and it looks like they cut away the side for a regular AK selector instead of the Micro Uzi left-side lever. I would have thought fitting a straight Romanian receiver in a shell made for a slant-cut Galil would have been a problem, but apparently the Israelis left enough room.

    Pictures: Blackthorne conversion with WASR guts, stock .30 Carbine Magal, one with regular Galil guts, Magal pistol
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    I think Pirate or PBB built one of these too. At least someone on the forum did as I remember seeing the pics.
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    Can you post, IM, or email the vendors?

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    akpartskits.com and blackthorne's ad on Gunbroker.

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    Same company for both ads I believe
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    Feh. The "Blackthorne" ones are $99 vs $135 for the other.

    I've been aware of the Magal for quite some time, but never considered anything Magal-like since I didn't think the stocks were available. The more I look at it, the more I like it. The Voices tell me one of those would look good on my Beowulf build...

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    Do it! You know you want to!

    That was PBB who did that build, BTW:

    http://www.gunco.net/forums/f50/maga...l-build-33064/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie View Post
    Do it! You know you want to!
    Na-na-na-na I can't hear you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    Na-na-na-na I can't hear you!
    Wonder if you could skeletonize the receiver and permanently glass bedding it to the plastic shell. Could save some on weight, could do an aluminum receiver for a blow back caliber like 7.62x25. Heck 5.7x28 is close to 30 carbine dimensionally it may feed through the mags... If you really wanted to walk on the wild side you could try to mold in some rails and aluminum trunnions. May be able to use an ar bolt and barrel extinction with a custom carrier/gas system. I wonder how light you could make a pistol ammo carbine like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    Na-na-na-na I can't hear you!
    I have two 24" monitors, giving me a desktop about three feet wide. In the evenings my wife brings dinner into the computer room and I put up a movie on one monitor while smurfing the web or working on the other. (she's on a British cop show kick at the moment; at least they're better than the Russian vampire movie last week...)

    She sometimes comments on things she sees in the browser windows. I had this thread up, and she saw the pictures of the Magal conversions. She said she liked it. Not as much as the Hadar, but definitely better than a regular AK. And then she said she thought it would look nice on the Beowulf.

    It's really annoying when people gang up with the Voices...

    This month's discretionary income (and more) got blown on other parts, but I guess I'll pick up a stock from Blackthorne when funding permits. I wonder if there are any black plastic East German fixed stocks with that odd knobbly finish out there... I'd be happier with a fixed stock than a folding stock.

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