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Tapco ak magazine guts for Metal magazine body...

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Going from memory, the springs are about 2-4" shorter than the springs in surplus Eastern Bloc mags.


I don't believe the floor plates fit on the steel mags.


I think the followers will work and it is an easy add for compliance parts if you get these:




Bottom line, just use the Tapcos as they are unless you are in a ban state or need compliance parts and then just get the rebuild kits or packs of followers.


FYI, a big shipment of Egyptian mags is in the process of hitting the market and those would be where I would get the replacement parts/re-build kits.


ETA: I have no issues with TAPCO mags as they are tight and consistently reliable in my rifles.

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I have never had a tapco magazine fail either in my 20 or so outings to the range with them. When fail I mean the platic tab breaking off or feed lips cracking... but I haven't abused them either.... Only tactical reloads rather than combat or emergency reloads.


Thank you for the info and heads up on the Egyptian mags...

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