Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel

Log In

A valid email is required.
Password is required.
Site Notices
Basic
Offline
  • Joined May 2004
  • Posts 113
  • EE 100% (2)
USA MN, USA
Posted: 6/6/2013 4:13:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2013 4:38:56 PM EST by BoltActionAssault]
What was a good deal on good steel surplus mags? My gut tells me that the current "deals" on $20 mags isn't that great of a deal. I'm New to the AK scene, and I'm looking for an idea of what I can expect prices to drop down to, so I can keep an eye out for a good deal (e.g. I got 10 30rnd d&h AR mags and an ammo can from PSA for $107 shipped on 5/23)

Basic
Offline
  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Posts 52
  • EE 100% (1)
USA TX, USA
Link Posted: 6/6/2013 4:45:34 PM EST
In Aug/Sept. $12-15 for most, $17 for romanian 40rds and got a few for $10 from locals.

Brass Slinger
Avatar
Bronze
Offline
  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Posts 2204
  • EE 100% (282)
USA NC, USA
Link Posted: 6/6/2013 5:08:56 PM EST
Back about 1.5-2 years ago when AIM had the Chinese flatbacks for $8.95 when you bought 10 or more. Regular price if ordering less than ten was like $10 each.
Those days are gone.
ИЖМАШ Автомат Калашникова

SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM
Member
Avatar
Bronze
Offline
  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Posts 12
  • EE 0% (0)
USA FL, USA
Link Posted: 6/6/2013 5:11:10 PM EST
i paid 13 or so for surplus steel 30 rd ak mags...paid 9-10 bucks for tapco ak mags, paid 9 for c products and d&h ar 30 rd mags...they where aluminum...
"If gun control worked, Chicago would look like Mayberry, not Thunderdome." Cam Edwards
Horror and moral terror are your friends.
Avatar
Bronze
Offline
  • Joined Apr 2007
  • Posts 29898
  • EE 100% (27)
KHM KHM
Link Posted: 6/6/2013 5:16:24 PM EST
$10-15 was pretty normal.
$5-10 for bulk, beat up or a really good deal.

Oddball mags, desirable polymers and Hung. tankers always commanded a bit more.

I first loaded up in the mid-90's when DDR surplus flooded the market.
I think the deal was four mags in a "rain" pouch for $14.99.
Didn't even have an AK, got them for my SKS "M".
"If people insist on photoshops that have nothing to do with anything but racial stereotypes - like Obama dressed like a pimp, eating watermelon and asking where the white wimmenz are at - then that thread will be locked too."
DK-Prof
Global Warming Hoax Skeptic before it was cool
Avatar
Moderator
Offline
  • Joined Jun 2007
  • Posts 24879
  • EE 100% (1)
USA WA, USA
Link Posted: 6/6/2013 6:00:44 PM EST
Selling agent for Algores carbon credit scam.

Shooting and Reloading, one hobby feeds the other.


Purist
Avatar
Bronze
Offline
  • Joined Oct 2005
  • Posts 1196
  • EE 100% (12)
USA WY, USA
Link Posted: 6/7/2013 5:23:44 AM EST
AIM Surplus is selling Russian steel mags for $20 each. Outstanding.

"What good is a tank with a stupid driver" - Snap!
Basic
Offline
  • Joined Dec 2008
  • Posts 1629
  • EE 100% (1)
USA FL, USA
Link Posted: 6/8/2013 11:40:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/8/2013 11:42:22 AM EST by N4KVE]
For the last year, I was buying mint Chinese mags at the local gunshow for $9-$10 each, one a month. No tax, no shipping. Oh, & the seller threw in a free chocolate bar. The seller finally ran out. GARY

ol' struttin' bird
Avatar
Bronze
Offline
  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Posts 3266
  • EE 100% (57)
USA TX, USA
Link Posted: 6/10/2013 3:53:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By FlyLeaf:
Back about 1.5-2 years ago when AIM had the Chinese flatbacks for $8.95 when you bought 10 or more. Regular price if ordering less than ten was like $10 each.
Those days are gone.


That was just last summer, I bought a few at 9.95, asked them at the time how many they had, the answer was "a metric ton". I should have bought a half-ton at least.

Go and hide in a hole if you wish, but you won't live one instant longer. Your fate is fixed. Fear profits a man nothing.
~Herger the joyous
Brass Slinger
Avatar
Bronze
Offline
  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Posts 2246
  • EE 100% (282)
USA NC, USA
Link Posted: 6/10/2013 7:46:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dragynn:
Originally Posted By FlyLeaf:
Back about 1.5-2 years ago when AIM had the Chinese flatbacks for $8.95 when you bought 10 or more. Regular price if ordering less than ten was like $10 each.
Those days are gone.


That was just last summer, I bought a few at 9.95, asked them at the time how many they had, the answer was "a metric ton". I should have bought a half-ton at least.



I still have 20 of them in unopened boxes that AIM shipped back then, and an unopened box of 12 of the Egyptian AK mags.
Yup never even opened the box to look at them yet
ИЖМАШ Автомат Калашникова

SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM
Member
Avatar
Bronze
Offline
  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Posts 1140
  • EE 100% (37)
USA TN, USA
Link Posted: 6/11/2013 4:22:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2013 11:59:14 AM EST by fatcat4620]
Hawk the EE. I have picked up 6 in the last week for about $15 shipped per mag.

Eta: steel surplus

Basic
Offline
  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Posts 5200
  • EE 100% (7)
USA WY, USA
Link Posted: 6/11/2013 9:42:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By Troubledjoe:
AIM Surplus is selling Russian steel mags for $20 each. Outstanding.



Yes it is. Russian marked mags have always been a premium. It is a great deal. Buy those. $20 is more than a standard surplus mag is worth, but you'll have something more desirable than a standard mag.

Top