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Old 08-06-2018, 07:51 PM   #176
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Yup, not a hole lot I can do but leave him bad feedback.
Every time I look at the mags that he sent me I get more pissed off.
4 need to be fucked with and 1 on a closer look looks like one of those shit korean mags.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:09 AM   #177
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I bought 10 mags from that guy too. Most of the followers were binding which led me to believe the magazine bodies were squished or dented, no biggie I just popped out the bodies with a 5/8 box end wrench... problem solved the mags now load a proper 30. My only issue was that the mags were listed as “Eastern European” “surplus” “Preban”...etc, but most of mine appeared to be newly manufactured maybe even Korean, I know I got atleast 2 polish mags in the mix. Maybe one of you with more experience can tell me what you think?
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:14 AM   #178
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Really difficult to tell from the picture
. I do see one Bulgarian


Korean ones have very small welds on spine and ( not sure what its called) a very small attachment point or 2 where it appears they use it to line up both sides of the mag body.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:33 AM   #179
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None of your mags look like Korean mags. They have noticeable spotwlds that are all the exact same size and very small. They tend to have sharper edges and the thickness of the material seems lighter then normal surplus mags.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:49 AM   #180
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I appreciate your inputs, looks like I might have gotten lucky with this batch of mags.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:11 AM   #181
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I appreciate your inputs, looks like I might have gotten lucky with this batch of mags.
They look good to me outside of the two with dents on them. If the feed fine then no big deal.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:53 AM   #182
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I understand collecting bakes with different stamps, swirls etc. but having 40 + mags doesn’t make sense.
My rule is 10 mags per rifle, 5 per pistol.
Gets expensive after a while.

Aspirational goal is 10K of ammo per caliber.

It will be a while......
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:24 AM   #183
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Aspirational goal is 10K of ammo per caliber.
Not enough ammo to shoot out the barrel in all of your guns?
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:34 PM   #184
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Not enough ammo to shoot out the barrel in all of your guns?
Limited space and funds
To shoot out all the barrels in my toys, I would need between a million and half a million rounds.
Maybe by the time I am 80 years, I will have that much
Let kids worry about what to do it with it after I am gone.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:12 PM   #185
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Make a note to yourself, NEVER buy from that MP seller again PERIOD.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:12 PM   #186
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Make a note to yourself, NEVER buy from that MP seller again PERIOD.
yeah, selling mags like that for that price and not disclosing, that's just shady
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:14 PM   #187
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yeah, selling mags like that for that price and not disclosing, that's just shady
Fucking A, some of those mags in the pics were SHAMEFUL. There seller should be ashamed of his or herself...WOW...
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:30 PM   #188
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Fucking A, some of those mags in the pics were SHAMEFUL. There seller should be ashamed of his or herself...WOW...
Neckbeards have no shame
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:21 PM   #189
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Even the commercial Zastava's have been out of stock for a couple a months at APEX. Perhaps never to return...WTF are they OOS so long? Since no one else carries the commercial zastava mags.
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Even the commercial Zastava's have been out of stock for a couple a months at APEX. Perhaps never to return...WTF are they OOS so long? Since no one else carries the commercial zastava mags.
about 3-4 places besides Apex USED to carry them, but no longer
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:16 AM   #191
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about 3-4 places besides Apex USED to carry them, but no longer
That makes the OOS mystery even more intriguing.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:23 AM   #192
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Why is it a mystery? Things like this often come in waves.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:20 PM   #193
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Why is it a mystery? Things like this often come in waves.
The fact the other vendors stopped carrying them. Which leaves APEX as the sole vendor.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:22 PM   #194
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No mystery. The others were sold for a lower price and sold out much quicker.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:34 PM   #195
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No mystery. The others were sold for a lower price and sold out much quicker.
But why were they not restocked? Thats what seems odd to me, unless the zastava mag plant is having production problems.
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Dunno
, but the same reason WASr's, O-PAP, M85 etc.etc., come and go.
Big difference than Lay's potatoe chips etc.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:43 PM   #197
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But why were they not restocked? Thats what seems odd to me, unless the zastava mag plant is having production problems.
Why is your expectation that their should be a constant supply in a product from a foreign country that is used for a niche market that is highly regulated?

History has shown their are peaks and valleys with things related to this market.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:00 PM   #198
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Why is your expectation that their should be a constant supply in a product from a foreign country that is used for a niche market that is highly regulated?

History has shown their are peaks and valleys with things related to this market.
I look at the commercial croat mags as an example. No problem of supply there to some vendors. It seems a shame as the zastavas were a decent mag. Hopefully they make a restock return.
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I look at the commercial croat mags as an example. No problem of supply there to some vendors. It seems a shame as the zastavas were a decent mag. Hopefully they make a restock return.
New production versus milsurp is a factor as well. Some people think the former Warsaw Pact countries are sitting on surplus and releasing it in trickles to maximize profit from American consumers. Others think they just don't really know what they have stockpiled in far hidden corners of huge warehouses. Maybe a little of both.
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Hate to rub it in, but I just scored 9 China marked flatbacks (6 still in plastic and the other 3 in excellent condition) and 1 excellent condition East German for $160. It was suppose to be 10 flatbacks for $16 a piece, but the guy had accidentally grabbed a East German when he was picking them up before meeting me. He insisted on going back to get it, but I told him he didn't need to. I know it wasn't intentional, and he knew/knows the value of the flatbacks yet still gave me a killer price, so I wasn't worried about it. Armslist can be a gold mine sometimes!!

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