I'm thinking PTR-32, but I've already got some receivers to use.
Can anybody tell me what the differences are from a standard PTR or G-3 receiver and trunnion to allow the AK mag to lock in?
Obviously the mag catch is different, but it needs a ledge to catch in the front, and something to stop it from going to far up in the rear.
Can somebody enlighten me, or post pics?
ETA: or how did the SW guns built in 7.62x39 work?
Last edited by ptoguy; 07-09-2012 at 10:13 PM.
It's the same receiver. There is a magwell block welded in to accomodate the AK mag and you can clearly see where the rear tab on the mag stops in the rear block in your first pic. If I am not mistaken the PTR32's are currently not in production because I read they were redesigning the receiver to make the magwell smaller but then will this necessate a proprietary magazine? If true, I'd rather have one that takes AK mags. I have had zero issues with any AK mags with the 3 models I own.
Hart - Thanks, kinda looking for ideas like that.
To redesign the receiver is to make any alterations to it during or after the rolling and welding process. The dies are used to make the flat, not the receiver. So they could very well redesign the receiver to make changes and never affect the design of the dies.
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I had heard from another source that the redisign was to ensure compatibility with steel AK mags, which I understand to be spotty with the original. I agree, proprietary mags for an x39 is an instant fail.
Proprietary mags at > $40 each would be an "instant fail".
Non AK would be really stupid. A huge part of the attraction of the 32 is that you can use AK mags. I will say I have had zero problem with my 32 and AK mags up until now.