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Old 12-02-2017, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Found a cool proof on an East German mag

I just scored this steel EG mag from a pawn joint for $5 and noticed a marking I've never seen on any of these, early or late. It also has the "alphabet soup" marks that are very common on early mags.

I searched the hell out of this and found nothing so I thought I'd share the best close-up I could get with my Note5 camera. It looks like a "76" to me, very reminiscent of something American.





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Old 12-02-2017, 06:24 PM   #2
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Could also be a very euro 1.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:41 PM   #3
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That's pretty cool! Bicentennial mag?
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:43 PM   #4
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Cool, I have a neat proof mark on one of my alphabet soup mags also:
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:08 PM   #7
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Honestly I have a Gang of EG never seen 76?
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:23 PM   #8
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Cool, I have a neat proof mark on one of my alphabet soup mags also:
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:15 AM   #9
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16 not 76 ?
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it was a bi-athlon mag,,,it started out as a m-16 mag
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It's a 16 based on below, but doesn't really say what it's for.

Below is an excerpt from http://www.sadefensejournal.com/wp/?p=419:

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East Germany received a license from the Soviet Union in 1957 to produce the AK-47, but production didn’t start until 1959. East German 30-round mags are all of the First European Ribbed Type, and are generally known for the excellent quality of their salt blued finish. The follower is of a unique pattern having a bulge that is flattened at its rear, but rounded at the front. Early East German Blued Mags will almost always be found with two to six large thin block style letters stamped on the spine. There is no apparent pattern to the letters stamped on the spines and these are believed to be just inspector stamps. A single small number in an oval, such as “15”, “16”, and “29”, is also sometimes found stamped on the spine.

Much rarer, and largely unknown, is the Late East German 30-round mag. The body and follower remain identical to those of an early East German mag, but have a black phosphate finish. The thing that really makes this mag stand out is its unique floorplate. The floorplate’s normal oval shaped stamping, at its front end, has its rear edge flattened into a slanting straight line. The few of these mags that I have examined were unmarked.
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Lol, now that's a rare one, I've only heard tales about the Hungarian mushroom stamp, never seen one in the wild.
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It's a 16 based on below, but doesn't really say what it's for.

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Thanks, I didn't even think to look there, a lot of good info on that site. It sure is a goofy looking "1".
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Thanks, I didn't even think to look there, a lot of good info on that site. It sure is a goofy looking "1".
Yep, that's the way Germans write their 1s. Was stationed over there for about 3 and a half years, took awhile to get used to it, always thought they were writing a 7. It can be really confusing when handwritten.
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