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Old 05-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Cal legal ak-47 convert to 30 round mag??*pics*

I was reading on another forum about a gunsmith being able to widen the mouth for a ten round magazine to fit a thirty round magazine? I bought this ak for $375 but it only accommodates the ten round magazine and I want more!

So my question is: can it be done? And Is there anyone in northern nv that can do it?



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Old 05-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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I'd have to see the inside of the receiver to tell you for sure and for certain, but unless there are components inside that would be in the way, opening up that mag well should just be simple vertical mill work,and any gunsmith with a vertical mill in your area should be able to do it.

You might ask the folks at Rifle Dynamics (Forum Sponsors) about the feasibility of doing this, they have so much more experience at modifying AK's than I do we aren't even in the same ball park.

I've never handled one of these CA approved AK's, so I'm not sure what was done (other than making them accept only a proprietary 10 round mag it looks like) to make CA DOJ happy with them.

Most of my experience with AK's was just routine repairs, using them, and being on the wrong end of them.
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It can be done, some are more work than others can't tell from the pics. There's a place in Gardnerville used to be run by a guy named Rich, I can't remember the name of his shop but he could likely do it.

We could do it for you but it will be a long wait.
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Thanks for your guy's input! Any idea (ballpark) what it would cost? I don't want to get ripped off?
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Thanks for your guy's input! Any idea (ballpark) what it would cost? I don't want to get ripped off?
Could be 1-2 hours depending how much hand fitting vs. machine time.
Besides the magwell, the mag latch, triggergard back plate and trunion will likely need fitting. The shops labor rate will dictate the price.
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