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Posted: 6/6/2013 9:13:30 PM
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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)
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Posted: 6/6/2013 9:45:34 PM
In Aug/Sept. $12-15 for most, $17 for romanian 40rds and got a few for $10 from locals.
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Posted: 6/6/2013 10:08:56 PM
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.
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Posted: 6/6/2013 10:11:10 PM
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...
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Posted: 6/6/2013 10:16:24 PM
$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".
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Posted: 6/6/2013 11:00:44 PM
Around $15 just before the panic.

$20 isn't bad right now for a quality mag.

Quality mag = surplus east European steel mag. Or Chinese, but not for $20.

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Posted: 6/7/2013 10:23:44 AM
AIM Surplus is selling Russian steel mags for $20 each. Outstanding.

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Posted: 6/8/2013 4:40:51 PM
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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
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Posted: 6/10/2013 8:53:16 AM
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.

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Posted: 6/10/2013 12:46:08 PM
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
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Posted: 6/11/2013 9:22:12 AM
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Hawk the EE. I have picked up 6 in the last week for about $15 shipped per mag.

Eta: steel surplus
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Posted: 6/11/2013 2:42:24 PM
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.