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bigchelis
03-20-2012, 12:36 PM
Hi all,
I have a SJGunGuy24 built AMD65 with 7in Fake Can:eek:, this takes normal AK47 Mags....and shoots nice. Very nice 5in groups off hand at 50yards.

I also just got a CZ527 in 7.62x39 which has a proprietary 5 round detachable Magazine. I havent shot it yet.

but, it got me thinking.

A readibly available 7.62x39 bolt gun that takes AK47 Mags....of course I would use 5 and 10 rounders not my 10/30 or 10/20 Mags.

Thanks,
bigC

6mmintl
03-20-2012, 12:58 PM
I have tried this with Mauser and Remington 700/788 actions and they wont feed from a double stack detachable or from stock magazines.

Double stack require too much machining of guide rails and the transition to chamber is too sharp an angle.

The stock rails in remnigtons/Wins also are not set up for this cartridge diameter/feed angle and rounds pop out upon release from machined guide rails of action.

The only option is single stack mags of most any flavor depending on cartridge you are wanting to shoot and compatibility of mag to handle feed that mag.

Tika rifles use single stack and are the primary action/mag used in highpower bolt gun applications, savage and ruger have a 7.62x39 rifles but I do not know what they are using for mags/detachable mags. I also believe Steyr may have a detachable mag gun as does AIC.

I just built this:
Czechoslovakian VZ24, Krieger 26" .308 bore 1x10" twist, chambered in 7.62x39mm Lapua.

Adapting Romanian single stack mags to trigger guard with AK style latch, mags feed smooth as silk.

Will head off to range to see how 135 sierra Matchkings and 155 Lapua match bullets do at distance.


http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL149/8996569/24008199/401631750.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL149/8996569/24008199/401631751.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL149/8996569/24008199/401631752.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL149/8996569/24008199/401631753.jpg

Jpach
03-20-2012, 1:10 PM
^^^That is one sick *** rifle. Let us know how those new loads do.

bigchelis
03-20-2012, 2:25 PM
That is one awesome looking Bolt-gun.

Where did you get those 7.62x39 Mags?

Those I presume are 10 rounders and single stack?

Thank you for the pictures and please report back on how it shoots:)

BigC

TNP'R
03-20-2012, 2:50 PM
An IO inc AK-47 pretty much functions as a bolt action lol..

BayouBullets
03-20-2012, 5:16 PM
An IO inc AK-47 pretty much functions as a bolt action lol..
That's so mean. A bit too perversely true perhaps, but still... so MEAN! LOL:p

stitch_paradox
03-20-2012, 5:19 PM
I don't have a bolt action... but a pump action I have. :chris:
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll81/stitch_paradox/IMGP0023.jpg
My wife with the pump "Ak".

Quiet
03-20-2012, 10:47 PM
A readibly available 7.62x39 bolt gun that takes AK47 Mags....of course I would use 5 and 10 rounders not my 10/30 or 10/20 Mags.

Not really...

The AIA M10-A2 uses standard (double-stacked) 7.62x39mm AK magazines.

They are Australian made Enfield rifles designed to use standard AK magazines.

About a 1000 were imported into the USA before they were banned for importation by the US State Department.
Apparently part of the firearm is made in VietNam, which is a no-go country for firearms trade.

The Gander Mountain chain were originally selling them and once in awhile they get a used one back in stock (from a trade in) and they rarely pop up on the auction sites. Average sale price for a used one is $700.
They are sold in Canada for around $799 Canadian.

not mine, could have been but i didnt have enough $$$ at the time :(
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh176/big_and_daft/PC281368.jpg

hellraiser
03-21-2012, 12:03 AM
Not really...

The AIA M10-A2 uses standard (double-stacked) 7.62x39mm AK magazines.

They are Australian made Enfield rifles designed to use standard AK magazines.

About a 1000 were imported into the USA before they were banned for importation by the US State Department.
Apparently part of the firearm is made in VietNam, which is a no-go country for firearms trade.

The Gander Mountain chain were originally selling them and once in awhile they get a used one back in stock (from a trade in) and they rarely pop up on the auction sites. Average sale price for a used one is $700.
They are sold in Canada for around $799 Canadian.

not mine, could have been but i didnt have enough $$$ at the time :(
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh176/big_and_daft/PC281368.jpg

That has to be one of the coolest things I've seen!

Harrison_Bergeron
03-21-2012, 9:10 AM
I can't find the link on my comp, but there is a US company that is/was doing AK mag conversions on standard Enfields.

bigchelis
03-21-2012, 9:21 AM
I can't find the link on my comp, but there is a US company that is/was doing AK mag conversions on standard Enfields.

It is a $500 dollar conversion on old Enfield No4., worse part is I think you end up with a 8lbs carbine.


I have a CZ 527 and part of the appeal asside from the cool 7.62x39 caliber is the weight. Its super light in the hand and at just 5.8lbs it still has an 18in barrel.

Im going to check with Maraviov Gunsmith in South Sacramento. I think he can convert my CZ 527 to accept AK Mags. Hopefully he can covert it to take the double stack, but I will settle for the single Stack 10 rounde AK47 Mags. There are plenty of those 10 round single stack AK mags and in some places under $20.

bigC

AKSOG
03-21-2012, 10:37 AM
I think this is what you are talking about

http://www.specialinterestarms.com/index.php?page=enfield_conversions

Quiet
03-21-2012, 9:59 PM
The Enfield conversions use single-stack AK magazines, not the standard double-stack AK magazines.

IMO... the CZ-527 is a better deal than the Enfield conversion.