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SKS-M ~ polymer mags?

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  1. HB

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    Does anybody know if the norinco sks-m or sks-d will take a polymer p-mag type magazine?

    I have a few steel mags that work but I believe the pmag is larger/more "bloated" and won't fit.

    Thanks!
     
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    Polymer magazines are not a good fit for the SKS M in the original stock. While a PMAG can be forced into position, usually after a few tries, it certainly isn't a natural fit and the magazine is slightly warping inwards to make it happen. The stock is the limiting factor, as when you pull the receiver out of the stock, the magazines fit perfectly. Modification of the magazine well will allow for use of polymer magazines but seems much smarter and easier just to get metal magazines since they are plentiful and work well.
     
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    Exactly what I needed to know, thanks!

    I need to find a metal 10 rounder now
     
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    That'll probably be difficult, but the 5 round metal mags are pretty common and you can cut off about half of the metal follower at the bottom and then they will hold 10 rounds. I did this with most of the 5 round mags that often came with the guns (SKS-M and thumbhole stocked AKs) and they function fine, I kept a couple at 5 rounds in case there was ever a need or desire to hunt with them (not-likely).
     
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    ^Thats basically why I want one. 5 rounder would be fine as well. Mine is just as handy as my 30-30 but easier to clean in the event of a rain storm.
     
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    ^thanks!
     
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