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Old 11-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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I have a question regarding different AK-47 makes. Are the magazines and parts compatible between, say a Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, etc..? I have never owned an AK-47 but am looking at getting one.

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there can be slight variations, but generally AKM parts should fit another AKM.

Chinese use different thickness of steel in the receiver, and different trunion sizes and pin locations than the other AKM rifles. Kind of overbuilt.

Mags should work from one to another, but sometimes the locking lug can be a bit oversized and tight.

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I have a question regarding different AK-47 makes. Are the magazines and parts compatible between, say a Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, etc..? I have never owned an AK-47 but am looking at getting one.
Im not an expert**** BUT i do have a rommie 10/63 GP and its been great despite some ppl say they suck. I believe between those makes the mags are the same. Its when you go to norinco, and arsenal sporters that they are wayyy different. The norinco mags are the relative shape but dont have the grooves, like a box and flat, and the arsenal sporter ones are the infamous 10 rounds ones that come with the gun and the recievers are stamped differently so the mags are different but i do believe you can buy 30's for an arsenal too.
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Chinese AK mags work fine in my WASR. They do not have the rear reenforcing rib but the dimensions are the same otherwise.

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Thanks for the replies. Very helpful info!

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