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    Help identifying AK mags, Norinco .223?

    From what I could find I believe these are Norinco mags (2x.223 mags & 1x7.62), but Iím not a AK guy, is anyone here versed enough to help me out and confirm what these are? And tell me the potential value of these?




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    The 7.62x39 looks to be a regular Chinese flatback. I'm pretty sure that the other two are Norinco's. China made two pattern of 5.56x45 AK's, Norinco and Polytech. IIRC, the Polytech's are the same size as regular 7.62x39 magazines at the top. Therefore, if you can insert and lock the magazine in a 7.62x39 magazine well, then it's a Polytech. If not, then it's a Norinco.

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    The 5.56 30 rounder is around $70. Check GunBroker though. I stumbled onto two of them a few years ago and sold them for $150 for the pair

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    Help identifying AK mags, Norinco .223?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bret View Post
    The 7.62x39 looks to be a regular Chinese flatback. I'm pretty sure that the other two are Norinco's. China made two pattern of 5.56x45 AK's, Norinco and Polytech. IIRC, the Polytech's are the same size as regular 7.62x39 magazines at the top. Therefore, if you can insert and lock the magazine in a 7.62x39 magazine well, then it's a Polytech. If not, then it's a Norinco.
    Way more info than I knew before! Thank you, I have a lot to learn when it comes to AKs

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    The 5.56 30 rounder is around $70. Check GunBroker though. I stumbled onto two of them a few years ago and sold them for $150 for the pair

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    Thank you Arik, for your responses in both places, I came to M4C to ask because when I initially posted over there I got some less than stellar answers, that Promptly got deleted before I even had a chance to respond.



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    Here's a good mag resource. http://www.sadefensejournal.com/wp/?p=419

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    Pretty sure those 5.56 mags are Norinco. Polytech 30 round 5.56 have no horizontal ribs across the bottom from what I remember.

    Here's a Polytech 5.56 magazine to get an idea of what they look like. I believe the M85 PAP mags are modeled on the Polytech mags- they look very similar.


    https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/771778512
    Last edited by 7n6; 07-24-18 at 17:41.

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