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    Default Norinco AK-47 .223 mag question

    Hey guys I just bought a Norinco 84S underfolder and it came with, get this 40 magazines!!!!! I so don't need 40 mags. What are these babies going for? And where is the best place to sell them?

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    gunbroker shows $60-$70 per 30 round mag. depending what you paid, you could pay for your rifle.

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    Wow I didn't think there were some Many of those in one place these days

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    yes they sell for 40,60,75+ depending on the day on gunbroker. But.. are they original metal chinese mags? aftermarkets are not for me. and red bakalite conversions from ak 74 don't work for more than 15 rounds. nonetheless, you should really enjoy any ak in .223. i do.

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    Picture of mags??

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    Here are some of the magazines
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    yep, those are the good ones. keep enough for another gun. in 6 months or so, they will be around and without good mags. so , with mags to spare you should get the mag less guns at reduced prices.

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    Are there any currently available small cap magazines,for the chinese .223 rifles?.

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    Yes, but you will have to find them in the secondary market.

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    What I really meant was,are there any small mags that will fit.....not necessarily the Norinco mags.I used to have a saiga .223 but not sure if those are able to be used in the Norinco's...possibly not.BTW I have never seen the 40 rd mags pictured down here....only the 30 rounders,which are VERY hard to obtain now.

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    I have 2 of those rifles and also have a 5 round mag that is factory. I have several 40 rounders that I bought in Tucson, before the scare for $40 each. I'm thinking of putting a slide fire on one. BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by caerlonie View Post
    What I really meant was,are there any small mags that will fit.....not necessarily the Norinco mags.I used to have a saiga .223 but not sure if those are able to be used in the Norinco's...possibly not.BTW I have never seen the 40 rd mags pictured down here....only the 30 rounders,which are VERY hard to obtain now.
    The mags pictured are the typical 30 rounders. Not sure if there are other mags that fit these rifles.

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    you should hang on to all those mags, they are very hard to find.

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    jjjxlr8, there are ChiCom 15-round .223Rem magazines floating around "out there" on the secondary market, as well as 10- and 5-rounders. There were a few 100-round .223Rem drums imported from China back in the 80s altho I've not seen one. The other denominations are far more common, of course.

    Come to think of it, I've not seen any PolyTech .223Rem magazines rather all the ones of my acquaintance are NORINCO-"brand."

    Hope this helps. A NORINCO .223Rem underfolder must be too kool for school. Great snag.

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    Back when I had a Norinco 84S in .223, I was able to make very workable mags using the red polymer/plastic 5.56 mags. All it required was a little Dremmel time by reshaping the plastic near the front of the mag. Nothing I did damaged the integrity of the magazine.

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    Some work on the Orlite Isreali Galil mags makes them 100% good to go in Norincos. My oldest son spent 5$ each for Galil mags last year, 20$ mags this year. Or a feed ramp like the Siagas is in order, and then Bulgarian 5.56 mags will do fine.

    Still, send a Pm if yer gonna sell some, I know a couple guys who are always looking for steel mags.

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    Default Norinco mags

    Quote Originally Posted by Archivist Dick View Post
    jjjxlr8, there are ChiCom 15-round .223Rem magazines floating around "out there" on the secondary market, as well as 10- and 5-rounders. There were a few 100-round .223Rem drums imported from China back in the 80s altho I've not seen one. The other denominations are far more common, of course.

    Come to think of it, I've not seen any PolyTech .223Rem magazines rather all the ones of my acquaintance are NORINCO-"brand."

    Hope this helps. A NORINCO .223Rem underfolder must be too kool for school. Great snag.
    I have three of the 15rd Norinco .223 mags and some of the 30rd mags. I used to have the drum, but traded it away for a SKS & Mosin as I never used it. Those all shot well in my 84S. I've never had any of the 5 or 10 rd so I can't comment on those. There are some Polytech .223 mags out there as I have some that are converted to work in my Valmet M76.

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