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Old 11-21-2008, 02:39 PM
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I just talked to my local dealer and he said he has a conversion kit to make an SKS accept detachable Mags, but he did not know much about it.

Has anyone done one?
Is it difficult?
Will it accept AK Mags?

I've done some searching on-line, but am unable to find info.


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I just did it a couple of weeks ago and it works fine..

Cabelas sells 10, 20 and 30 round steel magazines.. You don't want the plastic ones, if you have an original stock..

Add detachable mag to SKS

SKS Magazine Installation Instructions


Warning: Before attempting to install either the removable or the non-removable SKS Magazine, make sure that the firearm is unloaded! Misuse of this magazine may result in serious injury or even death! Do not use this magazine unless you completely understand the proper function od both this magazine and your SKS rifle…

REMOVING THE (10) ROUND BOX MAGAZINE


1. To remove the (10) round box magazine, pull the charging handle to the rear the bolt
will lock open on an empty magazine. Note: The bolt must be in tie locked open position to remove or install the magazine.

2. Place the safety in the "on safe" position. Note: The safety must be in the "on safe" position to remove the trigger group!

3. Place a 1/8 inch punch or similar tool in the detent on the trigger group retaining button.
This button is located in a machine recess at the rear of the trigger guard. Depress the trigger
group retaining button down and towards the trigger, the trigger group will spring loose.
Lift out the trigger group.

4. Flip hinged floor plate up and grasp the internal body of the magazine, pull the entire magazine assembly out of the rifle.

5. If the non-removable magazine is to be used, install it in place of the (10) round box magazine prior to replacing the trigger group. If the removable magazine is being used, the trigger group can now be re-inserted without any magazine in place. 6. Once the trigger group has been placed in the proper position, a sharp slap on the trigger-guard required to lock the trigger group back in place.
6. Once the trigger group has been placed in the proper position, a sharp slap on the trigger-guard required to lock the trigger group back in place.

7. Making sure the bolt is in the locked open position., place the front magazine extension into the machined slot where the front of the (10) round magazine was seated.

8. Make sure that the new magazine is properly seated in the machined slot. Pull the
Magazine back and up until the rear catch locks in place under the spring loaded magazine latch. To remove an empty magazine,, pull the charging handle to the rear the bolt will lock open on an empty magazine. Depress the magazine latch towards the trigger-guard and pivot the magazine out of the rifle.
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I just did it a couple of weeks ago and it works fine..

Cabelas sells 10, 20 and 30 round steel magazines.. You don't want the plastic ones, if you have an original stock..
Are those Compatible w/ AK mags?
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Are those Compatible w/ AK mags?
Nope, different birds......supposedly there is one variant of the SKS that uses AK mags. Otherwise, you have to buy SKS specific detachable mags. The tapco ones work best in my Yugo, and no aftermarket mag works well in my Chinese, it's strictly a 10-shooter!
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The SKS is a great rifle when kept within it's defined limits. Learn to use stripper clips and you can load that puppy up as fast or faster than you can change out a magazine. I never liked the AK magazine change anyway. Why mess with success? All you will get is headaches down the road. As you can probably tell I own an SKS but not an AK.
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If it was designed to have high cap mags it would come that way from the factory. Don't screw up a good thing...
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The SKS to AK mag change is a beeeyatch!
My late Father in law was a machinist by trade. I bought the manuals to convert the SKS to AK mags and hauled the mess to him. He looked at the prints and noted that many [if not most} of the dimensions were missing.

Today I aquired and SKS-M. Now that I have an actual pattern I feel that I can complete the conversion.
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try this place

www.tapco.com

get the sks compliance kit
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TAPCO wont have a thing to make the SKS accept an acutal detachable mag. They will have mags they call detachable that are a screaming pain in the ass to swap in a hurry.
Making an SKS accept AK mags requires major machining/mods.
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AK Mag


SKS MAg


I converted mine sitting on the porch one afternoon in about 20 minutes.

It ain't rocket science.
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I rest my case.
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Note:

You remove the 10-round swing mag and use the SKS detachable.

'Converting' an SKS to accept AK mags is a WHOLE other project! And not one I would undertake.
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Keep the original and load with strippers.
The Tapco fusion system with removable mags is more of something just for fun.
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NO



Dont screw up a perfectly good rifle. If you want a damn AK buy a damn AK.
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If it was designed to have high cap mags it would come that way from the factory. Don't screw up a good thing...

Ditto



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AK Mag


SKS MAg


I converted mine sitting on the porch one afternoon in about 20 minutes.

It ain't rocket science.

...Top mag is NOT an AK mag....
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I have an sks-M I bought years ago...was $99...wish I'd bought 10. It is the only model DESIGNED to take an ak-47 magazine.
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...Top mag is NOT an AK mag....
Sorry, copied the wrong graphic.

The idea is that one can clearly see the difference between the two. The SKS detachable has to compensate for the slot where the swing used to be.
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I like the way Doc Young thinks. I agree! If you want an AK then buy one. Keep the SKS as it is and use as a back up gun like I did, not that your AK is likely to have a major break or anything. The best part is they both use the same ammo.

The SKS will work as a defensive rifle just fine, just watch the video of the Marine from Iraq assualt several police officers in california outside a liquer store on the You Tube Video if you dont think it cant be used in combat and be fairly effective in well trained hands! It was impressive, just too bad it was the cops he was going up against instead of gang bangers...
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I don't own an SKS but my brother does and his is a fine rifle. He has a Norinco and it shoots very well. For a long time he was devoted to using the stripper clips and there are some advantages to them. Pound for pound you can carry more rounds with stripper clips than magazines. AK mags in particular are heavy, and shooting prone is often difficult with a long "banana" clip sticking out of your gun. Another poster claimed that with practice you can fire off as many rounds with stripper clips as you can with magazines. This may be a slight exaggeration but the point is well made that with practice it is possible to sustain a high rate of fire with stripper clips. Having said all that, my brother did recently purchase a Tapco 20 rd magazine and we tested it out at our shooting spot and we were both quite impressed with it. We shot about 100 rds of Wolf in the 124 gr HP and 154 gr SP (his favorite load for the SKS) and there were no feeding problems at all. Even pulling the trigger as fast as we could we could not make it jam. Another nice feature I noticed is that it allows the bolt to lock open when the magazine is empty, which the AK mag does not (this is one of the main reasons I do not like the AK). The only disadvantage I saw to it is that it does not allow you to remove the magazine unless the bolt is open, making it a little difficult to perform tactical reload. All in all, we were impressed with it and he plans to purchase more. I think he paid something like $20 for it at Cabelas.
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