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Thread: My version of adapting a .223 to use AR mags

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post
    I have been wanting some thing simmular for a regular AK 223 also been thinking that making them for sale would be a good idea. a saiga 308 addapter would be a hit.




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    when they used to sell complete AR recivers for $90 you would think a adapter could be made for around $50. Id love to see close up picks. does yours latch into a standard ak mag release??? Im very interested. I want to put a ar drum into my 223 varmit build.

    Yes, It just snaps on and off like a regular AK mag. The only machining to be done is to the trunion. It took me 20 min. with a dremel the first time. All you have to do is remove enough for the mag to fit against the magrail, snap the adapter on, check for feeding and then go shoot.
    I tried to have it CNC made out of aluminum. The guy went out of business and kept my plans and drawings when he dissappeared. He didn't know what it was for though. It would be much quicker to cut it from aluminum than to weld it.

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    Would you email me your plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd_2@msn.com View Post
    Would you email me your plans?

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    I sent you the installation instructions. I'll have to copy the plans again and put into the computer before sending. I will try to do this within a few days.

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    Holy Cannoli, I bet the conversion works pretty good.

    Quote Originally Posted by renegadebuck View Post
    I have been using an adapter on this rifle since I purchased it over a year ago. I've made several versions, This is the latest that I'm finally happy with. I wanted a mag release that I could work with my right hand and change mags like an AR. I didn't want to be limited to only one type of mag. I couldn't find what I wanted so I made it. What do you think?




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    I've been using it for over a year with no issues. You'd swear the gun came with it.

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    I would definitely like to see the inside of your gun and the milling/dremeling cuts to the trunion and the way that this adapter is setup when on the gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG 54R View Post
    I would definitely like to see the inside of your gun and the milling/dremeling cuts to the trunion and the way that this adapter is setup when on the gun.

    The adapter just snaps on the outside of the receiver covering the magwell and held on by the original magcatch. Here's a pic of it off the gun and a pic of the trunnion, although, I don't think you will be able to tell much from looking at the trunnion as not too much has to be removed, depending on the model. but here you go....








    I threw in a pic of how the mag should look when the trunnion is correct.

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    I just got my adapter in the mail. However, I didn't have any instructions with it. I think I can guess about where to remove material. How much thickness is typically required to be removed? 1/16"? 1/8"? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markt1 View Post
    I just got my adapter in the mail. However, I didn't have any instructions with it. I think I can guess about where to remove material. How much thickness is typically required to be removed? 1/16"? 1/8"? ...

    Sorry Mark. They were supposed to be up on a website that isn't up yet either. I have orders from 5 forums and 3 email accounts, trying to keep up with them all is more difficult than you can imagine. Please send me an email at renegadebuck@gmail.com and I'll send them to you. They are usually too long for pm boxes. Thanks

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    Renegadebuck's instructions for the Saiga223/AR15 magazine adapter, can be found at this link. It's a pdf, and you can save a copy to your computer if you like once it's opened.

    Renegadebuck's Instructions:

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