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    JW103 - Shortened mag - who has done this?

    I've seen a couple of Norinco Jw103 owners refer to shortening their 5 shot mags to 3 shot so that they can flush mount them.
    I've so sick of it digging into my shoulder when carrying the rifle.
    Keen to give it a go - or get it done if it requires super engineering skills.

    Anyone shed some light on this?

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    Can be done but will need some form of cut and weld due to the fairly heavy crimp in the mag case. Easiest way in terms of mag function would be to chop a section out of the center of the mag as that way you aren't cocking about with the feed lips, mag latch in the spine and the rails for the bottom plate. I recall from memory that way ends up with a tight 4-shot and not quite flush, another option is to bend up a completely new mag case at the right length.

    Another possibility with some farting about is to bend some new floorplate rails into the mag sides but split either side of the crimp. Haven't tried that ever in the couple I've shortened, but possible although fiddly...

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    my 7.62x39mm came with a 3 and a 5 shot mag...the 3 is simple...they have cut the base off...shortened the box the spot weled/tigged the bottom back onto the sides......the 5 never gets used...3 in the mag and one up the spout.....most times the ones in the mag have stayed there as a single round does the job LOL.

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    Thanks guys - I'm going to investigate doing a cut and weld. Drives me nuts digging into my shoulder when carrying it. And 3x rounds is way enough.

 

 

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