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Have you installed a bullet guide in yours or are you running factory mags? If you have installed a bullet guide how was the process? From my inderstanding you have to shave surplus magazines a bit for them to work properly? How much exactly? Pictures would be a plus.

carolina shooter supply sells 30 round VEPR mags manufactured in the U.S. are they any good or...
 

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Easiest way is install bullet guide and file the top edge of the mag catch. Use standard AK mags. It is fairly straightforward. I used the dinzag kit but had to buy a better tap from the hardware store.


Pay attention to 922r compliance. Once you use a 30 round mag you must be compliant, etc. I used tapco G2 trigger, U.S. buttstock, etc.
 

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I figure I will replace the followers and springs with US parts if I decide to go that route. Did you have to remove much material?
 

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Not much. you just file a little at a time until the AK mag locks in fully, trying it with a couple of different mags. pretty simple.

Drilling/tapping the hole for the bullet guide is the hard part. Tapping, really. You can drill all the way through the trunnion; there's just empty space below. When tapping, use good tools, go slow, back out often to clear chips, etc. May want to practice on another block of softish steel first. If you snap the tap off it will be a PITA.

Some recommend spot welding the bullet guide in, and if you know a guy who's GOOD with a welder that may be an option for you. I just drilled/tapped, and used red loc-tite. You might want to use green.

Runs great!

Video overview here; doesn't really talk about the process but you can get some ideas if you want. LMK if you want to remove the muzzle protector... the pin goes horizontally across the bottom of the muzzle.


 

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Thanks man I appreciate it. I ran into your thread on the VEPR sIte. I will post up an accuracy report some day in the future.
 
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