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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:41 pm 
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A short blurb on what I needed to do to fit the Weiger magazine to my 5.56 VEPR. I do not know much about the history of the Weiger mags but they are top notch IMHO. I have a few Circle 10 mags which are great but its nice having a mix of quality steel and polymer magazine.


Basically there are two areas that needed a small amount of material removed from to fit the VEPR. The "pads" on the front of the magazine are too wide by .070" total or .035" per side needed to be milled off. There are two spot welds in this area and can be tough on an end mill. I used a carbide end mill and it cut easily. You can see the welds clearly once its milled down.

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All milled~

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Clamped secure~

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Once the pads were reduced in size the magazine could be inserted but still not lock in place. The rear face above the magazine catch made contact with the receiver. You can color it up with a Sharpie marker and see the contact point/s. My mags needed .025"~.035" removed to allow the mag to lock in place. I used a hand file with a non cutting safe edge and did this the good old fashioned way.

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Now that my mags fit they have a few bald spots of bare steel.....

Rustoleum appliance epoxy (black, duh) sprayed on steel Weiger magazines. Let dry overnight and baked in the oven @ 400 F for one hour. You can definitely see how much shine the epoxy has air dried without heat cure ( bake ) then the change after baking. The stuff sticks to everything it touches....


Air dried overnight BEFORE baking, you can see the reflection off the painted surface~

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Baking one hour @ 400 F yields a nice satin finish~

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:52 pm 
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This thread is the exact reason why both my .223's have the DA magwell conversion. +/- $50 a pop for a Bulgy/Weiger that has to be modded= over $500 for 10 magazines and time. Let alone have to modify every. single. magazine. in. the. future....
Spend a little more than that for the conversion and use the AR mags I already have= no brainer.


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