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Old 03-20-2017, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Surplus croatian mags

Just impulse bought some mags without doing any homework on them. Anybody have experience with these? Decent mag or should I expect turds?

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:03 PM   #2
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I bought these around Christmas. I no longer own them. That's all I've got to say.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:05 PM   #3
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Save yourself any headaches and get these instead:

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...nes&groupid=15
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I bought these around Christmas. I no longer own them. That's all I've got to say.

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:19 PM   #5
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Mine are fine....after i ground the shit out of them to fit my milled receiver...
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:19 PM   #6
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The Croats are ok BUT the Yugos are much better. I agree with Lord AK-47 get the Yugos now since they are cheap.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:20 PM   #7
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:29 PM   #8
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Mine all work great out of import rifles.

What rifles are you going to be using?
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I bought some, regretted it, and sent them back after horrible fit. I went with more P-mags instead.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:56 PM   #10
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Have 10 or so. They fit my M92 just fine.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:50 PM   #12
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I have a wasr and a M70ab2 if they don't fit I've got a box of paper weights for sale
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:55 PM   #13
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I'm new to the ak scene but mine fit and function fine but thats less than 100 rounds through the mag.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:07 PM   #14
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The price is too good to pass up if you need ak mags. A dremel or a file is all you need to "fix" these if they are too tight for your ak.

If I hadn't already purchased close to 150 assorted mags over the last 6 weeks I would be all over a case or 2 of these at this price. Hell still thinking about picking them up to just turn around and be able to flip all day at $8 to $10 a pop. If I knew my wife wouldn't jump all over me for them that is, today when Vortex Optics drop shipped a couple of scopes to my door she told me I am going overboard.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:19 PM   #15
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well worth it for $5.xx each shipped. not the easiest to use out of the box, but the quality is perfectly acceptable.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:21 PM   #16
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I have some of those. I only modified one and it only took a few minutes with a file. It worked flawlessly once it fit in my SAR-1. They seem like very solid magazines to me. And yes I bought a bunch of the used yugo magazines to and they are a good deal also. Don't sweat it they are still good magazines at a good price.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:27 PM   #17
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Any of you get to enjoy the days of the dirt cheap Sportsman Warehouse deal on AK mags around 2005-2007?

I didn't get into AKs until shortly after those deals but I guess they were doing assorted European AK surplus mags at like $4 to $5 a pop and this was when the first Bosnian mags started to pop up in the US.

My horror story of trading a MD Arms Saiga 12 drum towards some of these surplus mags and turning right around and selling them at roughly $10 a pop since I didn't need ak mags was back around 08/09. I stupidly posted up pics of the mags on another board, and the guy had traded me some of the rare Bosnian mags including a boy scout (fleur de les) at like $7/$8 a mag and my for sale thread lit up like the 4th of July. I came out ahead on the trade but lost my ass on their true value since I followed through and sold them at my asking price.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:58 PM   #18
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i got 2 boxes just chillin, havent even opened them yet. ill inspect and fit check when i get time, im not scared of filing.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:23 PM   #19
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I posted up in another thread not to long ago. I bought probably 6 total from 2 different vendors around mid summer last year and had nothing but issues with them. I gave them away to a friend, they worked much better in his rifle and took it as a loss.

Save your money and buy the yugos if you must have the BHO or buy the polish surplus (non BHO).
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:04 AM   #20
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Bought 20, all worked great with no malfunctions. Worked great out of the box in my Saigas and FM Vepr. No filing needed.
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I was lucky enough to get some as a gift from a good friend here on the Files. Don't know if he wants to be identified.
Haven't had a chance to fit them yet.
I want to fit them for my milled build.
Again, thanks my friend.
They sure look nice.
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They're new in bag magazines and I couldn't even find any blemishes on mine. Needed some minor filing to fit in my WASR. If you're too afraid to use a file well not sure what to tell you. Send them back.
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i got 2 boxes just chillin, havent even opened them yet. ill inspect and fit check when i get time, im not scared of filing.
make sure they're all in the boxes... my box was missing quite a few.
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Guys every try the drop test with these? Load a mag full up, hold it at shoulder height and drop it to the floor, tell me what happens.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #25
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I bought 3 cases of these the last time they were for sale. I've sold about half of them so far. They literally take 30 seconds with a dremel to get them to fit. I took the one gun that they didn't fit and filed all of them to fit it. I haven't had a single complaint out of all them that I've sold.
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Guys every try the drop test with these? Load a mag full up, hold it at shoulder height and drop it to the floor, tell me what happens.
It bounced a couple inches off the ground. All still intact. What was it supposed to do?
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Save yourself any headaches and get these instead:

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...nes&groupid=15
+1 get the Aim mags!!!!!!!
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It bounced a couple inches off the ground. All still intact. What was it supposed to do?
I had a case, loaded up a few and did some drop tests, they exploded the rounds out because the floor plates weren't in spec to the flanges.... Soft metal used on the floor plates and mag bodies as well. That ruined these for me. I sold them off. Good to hear this is not a common issue but I'll just stick to my ((10))'s
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Picked up a few from SG Ammo and​ they function fine in my Wasr,
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Will not feed in my WASR, which is a 2015. Lock up tight though, after a bit of filing.
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Guys every try the drop test with these? Load a mag full up, hold it at shoulder height and drop it to the floor, tell me what happens.
noticed this on some of mine, the floorplates were popped off inside of the sealed bags. crimping down the edges seems to help
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:51 PM   #32
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I have a wasr and a M70ab2 if they don't fit I've got a box of paper weights for sale
you'll be fine, worst case scenario you have to file on them a minute or two each.

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Any of you get to enjoy the days of the dirt cheap Sportsman Warehouse deal on AK mags around 2005-2007?

I didn't get into AKs until shortly after those deals but I guess they were doing assorted European AK surplus mags at like $4 to $5 a pop and this was when the first Bosnian mags started to pop up in the US.

My horror story of trading a MD Arms Saiga 12 drum towards some of these surplus mags and turning right around and selling them at roughly $10 a pop since I didn't need ak mags was back around 08/09. I stupidly posted up pics of the mags on another board, and the guy had traded me some of the rare Bosnian mags including a boy scout (fleur de les) at like $7/$8 a mag and my for sale thread lit up like the 4th of July. I came out ahead on the trade but lost my ass on their true value since I followed through and sold them at my asking price.
i tried that once, got 50lbs of rusty Romy mags, couple that couldn't be salvaged, couple good Russian mags and 16 new never issued Romy's. no fleur's for me.
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+ 1 on the yugo...beat them to death...then rebuild and paint..they keep on ticking
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+1 for the yugo mags on aim.
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They work fine for me after some grinding, send me all the one's nobody wants.
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