5/3/13

AK STANAG mag adapter update!

I've finally gotten around to updating the design of my airsoft AK mag adapter to include an integral mag catch. For those of you that don't know, this would allow Tokyo Marui-style AK AEGs to use TM-compatible M4 magazines. This accessory would help people who would like to use an AK, but have an abundance of M4 mags and few AK magazines. Or, maybe you'd just like to westernize your rifle. The project has also served as a test of my university's 3d printer, and a challenge to my fledgling CAD skills. Since the first version, I have smoothed out the design a little. This newer design uses a living hinge for the magazine catch, so it may end up being a disposable model. Future versions may include a standard M4/M16 mag release if this design doesn't work out, but being able to print a flexible mag catch really cuts down on the costs associated with finding extra hardware.. This model took hours of refining and hours more of repairing some poor CAD-work on my part, much to my dismay. In the end, I've learned quite a bit about Solidworks, and I am quite pleased with the design.

My local 3d printer is tied up with a 75 hour print (!), but I should be able to get the print process started by Monday morning, and perhaps pick up the finished model Tuesday or Wednesday. It is the Exams season, so please forgive me for slow updates.

As a bonus, my project "Cowboy Rifle", a franken-ak made from JG and CYMA parts, as well as some aftermarket parts, and of course my very own AK mag adapter prototype. I personally really like the angle that the mag is inserted at, and makes the rifle that much more comfortable and familiar for me to use. AK purists, howya like that?

These adapters aren't available for purchase yet, but if you let me know you are interested I can start looking into  how to produce larger quantities.

So what do you think? Love it, hate it? Would you buy one?

15 comments:

  1. Just saw your youtube video ironically because I was looking for real steal version of this lol. I'd love to buy one even test it out. I've been looking at getting an airsoft ak and the main reason I haven't by now is because of buying all new mid caps and pouches. This solves everything! And personally I really like the look.

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  2. I would love one especially if you price it cheaper than the tsi model which is about 100$

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  3. Please, please send me one as long a they're cheap!
    I can see you getting a load of money off this, everyone wants these to customise their aks

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  4. Very good work, how I can get one? Here in Italy I think we can had a lot of intrested player! Mail me to aircavalry @ libero.it!

    many thanks
    stefano

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  5. I would love to get some of these for my airsoft freinds with AKs. That way, we can finnaly share our mags all around.
    let me know if you want to sell me some :D
    Shane

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  6. Man I'd love this. I've been looking at some AKs lately but I'm not too hip on the ak mag. I would love to purchase one.

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  7. Amazing work, I have been searching for these for over a year now. I am part of a team that mostly uses STANAG mags, and I am not abandoning my roots to switch over to an AR platform just for that.

    The only ones available in VERY SCARCE quantities are the TSI Armories. I've seen photos of AK's rocking that adapter with M16VN mags, and it is absolutely bad-ass. But TSI went under years ago, and you won't find anyone selling them - so few were made that they're either kept as collector's pieces, or run for up to $500 :O

    I would be absolutely thrilled to buy/test one of these. Especially since yours has a HUGE advantage over the TSI one, namely being able to transition instantly to AK mags because it locks in like an actual mag (TSI had to be bolted on).

    Keep us posted! Awesome job, keep it up :D

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  8. I also would like to buy one. Please contact me jb.wisniewscy2006@gmail.com

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  9. are you selling these yet ??

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  10. I know its kind of late to ask but are you selling these yet? I'm building a ak/m4 prototype and have been looking everywhere for a mag converter! Would you be willing to sell one?

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  11. Hello! Please, contact me! I want that piece of plastic, i REALLY want it!!!
    10 pcs pls! :)

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  12. Is this project still alive? I've been searching for an adapter for months now, and found this. Contact me at aegbuilder@gmail.com.

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