Charles, to field a silly question is there any polish 5.56 rifles in the US or do you foresee any of the polish 5.56 kits making it to the US? BTW, nice looking mag.DrugRunR said:If I ever get around to playing with a 5.56 AK, I will just stick with these
Polish Beryl Mags
Yeah they are kinda pricey at $60 each, but they are RARE
Sorry I had to rotate the picture to fit into the size limits
It is marked 5.56x45
That is what is in the raised rectangle.
It is not illegal to import parts - specifically, the parts in question are the magazine body. The legal definition of a magazine is 3 parts - the magazine body, magazine floorplate, and magazine follower.KWB52 said:I wonder what the story is with these? Hmmmm, made for export to the U.S.? Anyhow, my guess is that after the ban sunsets they import the missing links... the spring assamblies, followers & floor plates.
Forgive me if this is a sore spot for anyone here...KWB52 said:What I was referring to was... I was just wondering if the bodies were manufactured by Arsenal of Bulgaria for K-Var (U.S. market) specifically, or if they are in fact current or past production/export option.
I wish I would have ordered a bunch of the colored 7.62 waffles from the chief. They seem to sell for a good price. Kvar only has 250 of the plum mag bodies according to the email sent. As for the OD I'm not sure. I would love to have some plum waffles in 5.56 but need to watch how much I am spending (I spent to much last month, lol). also in the email sent about the OD mag bodies from kvar it said the mag bodies were for repair of existing high cap magazines. My thinking is that if you have an existing high cap you can use the mag bodies with no problem. It doesn't say an existing 5.56 mag so my feeling is that the mag bodies could be used with ak-74 mag parts with no legal problems. I could be wrong but this is how I am seeing it (I'm not a lawyer and I don't try to play one on the internet, so I could be wrong). I am just wondering what is going to happen in september with the AWB going away and the sudden import of a bunch of cool stuff. Will prices be high or low? Also will 5.56 followers, floorplates, etc start coming in for these mag bodies?Evil_Walks said:Forgive me if this is a sore spot for anyone here...
Remember when the Chief was taking orders for the various colored Bulgarian waffle mags? Very few made it in and there was quite a bit of controversy regarding their pre/post ban status. I would guess that some of these mag bodies might be NOS (new old stock), then again the plum factor seems directly geared for U.S. market demands. K-var probably knows but they tend to be a little slow replying to questions on their forum.
I am really curious how the Polish 5.56 mags differ from the other various countries 5.56 mags.
Gone&didit said:What about using the Bulgarian 5 rnd double stack mag (KVAR # M-74N5) as a source for the floor plate and follower? A cheap East German bakelite mag could be "rebuilt" by replacing all the parts around the spring perhaps?
Careful, we're walking on that fine line where you could be considered as MANUFACTURING a high-cap mag, which is banned. I know its BS, but it is the law until Sept.... be careful.Gone&didit said:What about using the Bulgarian 5 rnd double stack mag (KVAR # M-74N5) as a source for the floor plate and follower? A cheap East German bakelite mag could be "rebuilt" by replacing all the parts around the spring perhaps?
Did you modify the EG mags at the sholder area? I'm looking to modify some and it appears the sholder area is different (between the EG mag and the Norinco model). Also the EG mags do not lock into place. I've not investigated very far as of yet, but If anybody HAS had sucess, I'd be interested in what worked.Evil_Walks said:I've tried a couple of 'used' Robarms followers in the EG bakes with two 5.56 Norinco rifles with results that weren't much better than standard 5.45 mags. I tend to believe the mag profile more than the follower results in reliable feeding but I'm willing to keep playing along until either I find a good combo or laws change.
Guess the jury's still out on this but it is an interesting topic!