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Hello all,

If anyone has the information would it be possible to tell me how service AK47s were loaded?

Were magazines loaded by hand or were there adaptors produced that fitted over the top of the magazine into which 10 round stripper clip could be inserted then the cartridges stripped into the magazine?

I know that the SKS has clip guides on the receiver and that the AK74 uses a version of the 'spoon' first seen on the M1 Carbine but how do the early AKs work.

Happy collecting!

Peter
 

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There were a number of methods used to load the mags depending on where and who...
There is a device which slips over the top of the mag and allows standard 10rd strippers to be used. This is the piece that the average soldier would carry. There is also a loading machine that the east germans built that will load the standard 30rd mags using a crank type belt loading machine with an adapter. It was intended for use as a depot type loader....

hope that helps
Frank
 
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