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Old 09-10-2010, 12:41 AM
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Default homemade 10/30 ak mag block

anyone have a home made style of magazine block? i am in need of an AK 30 round conversion to 10 round. i dont want to buy anything.
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I made my own inserts similar to these: http://solartactical.com/category.sc?categoryId=18
by measuring the distance from bottom of follower (with 10rds inserted) to the floor plate. I cut a strip of galvanized steel (bought from Home Depot) with tin snips, crimped the corners slightly to catch the follower, and inserted it along the back of the magazine, then re-tested the mag capacity. I then silver soldered the safety plate to the floor-plate, and sprayed it with a coat of AlumaHyde II.
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Old 09-10-2010, 6:44 AM
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you can also do the pop rivet method.
Put 10 rounds in the mag, and measure where the bottom of the follower sits, the drill a hole and pop rivet a stop. This way if you ever leave the state for good you can convert them back but until then it is a permenant mod (aka requires tools to undo/not easily undone)
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Old 09-10-2010, 8:35 AM
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Hmm... i dont have a rivet gun. That does sound the easiest.

And I dont quite understand the method of bigthaiboy. Do you have a pic of how they look when installed? they go inside the spring? does it look like a U, or an upside down U?
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HEY I LIVE IN DALY CITY, I GOT A RIVET GUN... PM ME IF YOU WANT TO USE IT, ALSO GOT AN IDEA HOW TO DO IT.
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Hmm... i dont have a rivet gun. That does sound the easiest.

And I dont quite understand the method of bigthaiboy. Do you have a pic of how they look when installed? they go inside the spring? does it look like a U, or an upside down U?
The flat plate just sits slightly curved along the rear spine of the magazine body. You can just about see how it's fitted in this picture: http://solartactical.com/images/DSC02729.jpg

This way it doesn't interfere with or keep the spring compressed. The advantage is, when loading, it is like loading an empty magazine. When you use an actual 10/30 block, it always feels like you are loading rounds 20 to 30, so the spring is near full compression, therefore harder to load.
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a sharpie marker placed inside of the spring coils worked for my neighbor.
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I used a drill and 1/8x1/8 rivets


Just be careful when measuring where to drill.

btw the drawing is upside down on the mag. i just made it real quick
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I see... thats helpful info guys. thank you!
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