WHY doesn't some company Make Magazines ?? Seriously WHY?

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riderboy
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Post by riderboy » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:36 am

I emailed Tapco and begged them to make a magazine for the .223 M71 and M76 rifles, they actually did respond, but have no plans to make one. I wonder if enough people emailed them if they would? stacy@tapco.com is the person to contact.

TeamAFX
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Post by TeamAFX » Wed May 28, 2014 1:02 pm

Just convert Yugo 223 AK mags. I have done over 100 of them and never had one come back or not work.

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Fri May 30, 2014 12:08 am

Thanks TeamAFX how about some pictures!

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Post by riderboy » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:14 am

TeamAFX wrote:Just convert Yugo 223 AK mags. I have done over 100 of them and never had one come back or not work.
Good to know. I didn't even know there were Yugo .223 mags!

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Post by GoodGuy » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:54 am

Many years ago some shooters had some limited success modifying steel 5.56x45 Polytech AK type magazines but, as I recall, the modification took some time and effort, and the resulting magazines fit loose and weren't all that reliable. Both the front and rear locking lugs required work as well as the feed lips to allow the Valmet bolt to pass and pick up cartridges. I think most people thought other magazines were better candidates for conversions.

I've not heard of anyone modifying Yugo magazine until now. I'd be curious as to how they fit the magazine well.
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Post by TeamAFX » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:20 pm

The Yugo mags are as close as you can get to real Valmet mags. If there was enough demand I would make another run of them. Problem is they will cost the customer $55ea.

Steve

The 3 mags shown are Valmet, Yugo and East German.

Out of all the mags(EG, Bulgarian,Norinco,Galil) Only the Polytech and the Yugo have the correct feed angle that match the Valmet. And the Bulgarian,Norinco and EG are not the correct with at the top. This is why you CAN put a 7.62x39 AK mag into your 223 Valmet.

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Post by M62/M76 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:26 pm

I emailed Magpul a couple weeks ago and never heard anything back.

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Post by riderboy » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:03 am

I have to say I have had almost no success using aftermarket mags in my Valmet .223, specifically the MCP and LIQ mags. There are some Yugo .223 mags on Gunbroker, how hard is it to modify them for use in a Valmet? [url]http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/V ... =420237006[/url]

I have some Yugo .223 mags, could you convert them for me??

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Post by Djeger » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:37 am

What about 3D printing them in a sufficiently tough plastic like rilsan? Or to have composite waffle mags produced in china or Vietnam?

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Post by lightguy » Sat May 06, 2017 3:13 pm

Does anyone know if the Yugo Zastava M85 M90 or M95 .223 (5,56) magazines will work ?

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