How much would one expect to pay for a green Bakelite AK mag? How many of these are actually available in the U.S.?
What I don't get is why current manufacturers don't copy popular designs. AK guys want circle 10s and bakelite. Why don't people copy those? Promag is complete shit yet they sell for the same price as magpuls AND ARE STILL IN BUSINESS because they make mags that LOOK like delicious circle 10 waffles. Why don't people just copy the good designs instead of making monstrosities like US palm mags and other crap like that...
Wrong. The mags are AG-S4, a Russian formula of glass-reinforced phenolic resin. Bakelite is a (genericized) trademark for phenolic resin (commonly available in paper-, cotton- or glass-reinforced varieties). The mags may not be molded from Bakelite-brand resin, per se, but they're the same material.
In other words:
>$1500 for a mag
You are getting hosed Kassem, pic related.
Oh, excuse me, $1700.
Just remember, it isn't Bakelite you're bidding on.
Polyamide composite, like every other izzy 74 mag they made. Think plum 74 mags, except dyed green.
THESE are bakelite, just fyi.
Once it's set up it's pretty sturdy and impervious (famously it was used in ashtrays, it won't really burn) and can be carved to shapes if so desired. During manufacturing though, they usually used a slightly different formulation that was more plastic before curing.
So is it liquid and poured to mold,
How did it becone catalyst-ized in the mold?
And they said you could use paper, wood, and such in the process of making it for the cellulose im gueseing , do we know what the mags used?
$2100 ATM, TWO green polys confirmed, 7 minutes left.
And done. Over $4k for two Poly Green Border guard magazines.
So when the fuck are we going to start making dyed mags guys?
The best part is, they still have to make it through customs.
People on Facebook are amusing as fuck.
Rob Ski already knows about it, and I'm sure AKfiles is having a meltdown right now. I;m looking into it.
Sure, I mean, it's not that much money in the whole scheme of things, but for a mag?
It would have to come with matching furniture to be worth it.
I have no doubt that they will wonder why the fuck the package was insured for such a huge amount and take a quick peek to find "stolen military equipment."
How much shit have you had go "missing"?
Also, this guy is going to make some serious ass money if he comes up with more shit.
He smells money.
Some Russian AKM furniture, two Russian cavnas slings, and a few issue clothing items that I thought would be nifty to have. All never made it past customs, and I have no doubt made their way to some Bulgarian assfuck's AK and closet.
That's not bakelite. That's a polymer mag similar to the plum ones.
This is green bakelite.
This has been established many, many hours ago.
But thanks for your contribution anon, you surely do make 4chan a better place.
>implying I read threads before I post
Thanks for a new Chaika picture though.
A chemist could probably make a dye that could first bleach and then dye the mags, due to the nature of it it is likely that it would not be used so there is a bit of lee way of how weakened it gets from the process.