View Full Version : sks to accept ak mags

April 21, 1999, 04:24 PM
this may be a stupid question....but.... can a sks w/ a non-removeable magazine be modified to accept ak mags?? i know they make a magazine for these weapons, but to say they are cumbersome would be an understatement.
if this has been discussed before, just tell
me & i'll search for it. i don't have time right now. thanks.........longhair

fiat justitia

April 22, 1999, 01:11 AM
It can certainly be done, but be careful, it may be illegal. If you live in the People's Republik of Kalifornia, don't do it, it's a crime!

A SKS with a detachable magazine, regardless of whether it was manufactured as such, is illegal and considered an assault weapon. However, you can legally attach a factory 20rnd fixed magazine. I believe that AK type 30rnd magazines that are permanently attached are also legal.

Asinine, but there you have it.

[This message has been edited by Destructo6 (edited April 22, 1999).]

James K
April 22, 1999, 11:15 AM
Not just in CA. I think that conversion may be illegal all over, at least for post-ban SKS.

April 22, 1999, 01:20 PM
I've seen a SKS with welded on 75 rd Chinese
drum, some metal was tacked on mag to fit,
but mag works excellent, easy to load with
back plate off,fill and leave loaded till
ya want to shoot, just crank the spring up
the number of times mag says to, you can
release spring tension too, its a mag I use
on my NHM-91 and leave loaded all the time,
till cleaning

April 22, 1999, 09:14 PM
thanks for the info. it's a pre-ban. i kinda
figured if there was a way i'd seen it somewhere, but i thought i'd ask just in case i missed something. thanks again

fiat justitia

[This message has been edited by longhair (edited April 22, 1999).]