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Old 12-13-2017, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Polytech J87 40 round mag question?

One of the guys I work with has one and wanting to sell. Looks new. Look just like the regular legend mag except it's a 40 with 4 witness holes and chrome follower and of course poly China stamped on bottom. Wants $150? Thanks
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:37 PM   #2
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If it is a specific Type 87J magazine, it would be worth it to a 87J rifle owner or to a magazine collector!!!

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Old 12-13-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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If it is a specific Type 87J magazine, it would be worth it to a 87J rifle owner or to a magazine collector!!!

Tony
Thanks Tony. That's what I had read that it goes to the polytech RPK. I was going to get it to go with my MAK 90. But seeing how that's would be like night and day I will pass.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:54 PM   #4
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Pictures? How about a close up of the holes in the back?


Followers can be switched, base plates can be switched, holes can be drilled or punched. Could be legit or could be fake. The 87 RPKs came with 2 regular 30 round mags and a special 75 round drum. If it is a factory made Poly 40 rounder the price would be right. I have never seen one.

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Old 12-13-2017, 07:58 PM   #5
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It's not real. Problem with poly mags is everything that makes it a poly can be added: chrome follower, extra witness holes, and floorplate.

I've been into Chinese mags for a long time and I can say I have never seen a mag like that before. My word is not gospel so there is a chance it is legit, a very small chance, so if it is you hit the collecting jackpot.

I've seen the poly RPK's new in box and they are only issued with 30 round mags. It is possible it was modified by an importer and sold as new back in the day. It would be the equivalent of buying a new truck with dealer add on running boards, accessory wheels, and a chrome exhaust tip.

In any scenario I believe it did not leave China in that configuration.
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