I bought a WASSR 10/63 from Aim a couple of months ago. The front sight was straight, and the two new mags included with the gun locked up with almost no wobble. All in all, one of the best WASSR's I've seen.
Well, I grabbed a couple of mags out of a box (not the ones that came with the gun) and headed to the range to sight it in today (a 40 mile trip, one way). Surprised to find the mags I grabbed won't fit in the mag well!
I measured the front of the mag well when I got home, and compared the measurements to a AK I had build by Henderson Defense about 5 years ago.
The front of the mag well on the WASSR is 0.85". The front of the mag well on the Henderson Defense gun is 0.90".
When I measured the front of several magazines, they varied from 0.02" to 0.87".
Now it's stupid question time. IF I take a file and open the magwell a few strokes at a time, to get it to the 0.90", will this effect the wobble of the mag?
The measurements of the rear of the magwell (the fat part) of both guns is the same (1.02").
I'm thinking this should be an easy fix, so long as I take it slow and measure after every stroke or two. But I don't know that much about AK's. I do know once I take metal away, it's gone. So I want to think it through first.
Anyone with experience working on these guns with input?
Originally Posted By B-trash:
IF I take a file and open the magwell a few strokes at a time, to get it to the 0.90", will this effect the wobble of the mag?
Lateral play of the magazine is inherent in the design. The magazine basicly hangs from the top.
Despite all the wailing and moaning you read on the innernet, it won't cause a functional problem. As you've discovered, a well that's too tight can cause a problem.
Go ahead and open the magazine well until the widest magazine you own fits in the rifle.
FYI as a followup, I slowly opened up the front of the mag well. Took my time, stopping to measure along the way, still took less than 5 minutes. I was surprised how easy the receiver filed away.
Magazines don't wobble any more than before.
I'm glad you got yours figured out. I guess according to one person I'm in the category of the "wailing and moaning". Mine is too sloppy, I'd have rather had mine like yours! lol