Gauging interest- Home-made 20 rd AK mags

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  • Is your interest aroused?

    • Not interested at all.

      Votes: 5 55.6%
    • Okay, I'm mildly interested.

      Votes: 3 33.3%
    • Shut up and take my money!

      Votes: 0 0.0%
    • Who are you? Where am I?

      Votes: 1 11.1%

    • Total voters
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    London

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    As some of you may remember, I was recently in the market for some 20 rd AK "Tanker" mags. Unable to find any at a good price, MMM linked me to an excellent article about chopping down 30 rounders to 20 rounders. My experiment was a success and now I'm kinda interested in seeing if there is a market for these.

    How many people here would be interested in buying any? What do you think a good price would be? Since they are surplus, the magazines right now would cost about $13-$17 each. I'd also have to paint them as I do not want to lave exposed metal from the cuts I make. The work takes about 40 minutes. I should also mention my fake tanker ("Fanker") mags have something the originals do not- a last round bolt hold open. So it's nice that you can have a 20 round BHO without having to chop on your original collectibles.

    What say you? A good product for a needy public? A boutiquey product for a niche market? An answer in search of a question? Let me know!
     

    London

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    Here are some pics. Here it is compared to a standard steel 30 rounder and a Tapco 20 rounder. I have not painted it yet so it is still surplusy lookin':

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    Southpaw

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    I can't say I'm not interested to see where this goes however I am just not interested in buying them as I have a good supply, but I could see some people being interested in having a few.
     

    London

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    Doesn't seem like theres really any interest at all. Maybe I'll come back in a year or so after all the tanker mags have dried up and try this again.
     
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