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Thread: 5/10 Type 81 Magazine Possible

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    5/10 Type 81 Magazine Possible

    Would it be possible for Tactical Imports to either work with their Chinese factory partner or a Canadian magazine manufacturer like Cross Industries to make a 10 round body pinned to 5 round magazine for the Type 81? I know you can modify AK magazines, but they will not work with the last round bolt open ability of the Type 81. The magazine would be useful in prone or target shooting where the banana magazine would get in the way, having either the rifle or especially the LMG function more like an SKS in the prone position. This would also compliment an optic mount nicely. Just a thought.
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    Many people have adapted AK mags to fit.

    I would suggest adapting an AK short mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memnoch View Post
    Many people have adapted AK mags to fit.

    I would suggest adapting an AK short mag.

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    I already mentioned modifying short AK magazines in my first post. But are they commonly available? And is the Type 81 market now big enough to provide enough customers who would pay have to one for their firearm that would give them the bolt hole open and save them the trouble of modding a magazine?

    Also, would having a simplified version of a Cross Mag coupler for two 5/10 Type 81 magazines be useful and have a market? Or would 5/15 be better for a coupled magazine, to fit a standard red rifle ammo vest? Would 5/15 allow enough clearance for prone/bench shooting?
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    Can't access the link, is that a Type 81 Magazine, or a modded or unmodded AK magazine?

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    Type 81 magazine professionally shorten 20/5
    I have type 81 magazines shorten from 30 rounds to approx 20, of course pinned to 5 rounds.

    these are altered by a retired machinist. they are shorten from the bottom and look fantastic.

    people alter AK47 mags to fit the type 81 and turn out butchering them.

    $100 each

    $65 if you supply your mag for alteration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ustauk View Post
    Can't access the link, is that a Type 81 Magazine, or a modded or unmodded AK magazine?
    Type 81 magazine professionally shorten 20/5
    I have type 81 magazines shorten from 30 rounds to approx 20, of course pinned to 5 rounds.

    these are altered by a retired machinist. they are shorten from the bottom and look fantastic.

    people alter AK47 mags to fit the type 81 and turn out butchering them.

    $100 each

    $65 if you supply your mag for alteration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot762x51 View Post
    Good info, but again the question is whether there is a market of people who want to buy a shorty Type 81 magazine off the shelf, not needing modification.

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