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I've got two Polishl 5.45 30 round mags, they're both steel. And the both REFUSE to let my WASR2 cycle properly. Seems like the feed lips interfere with the bolt. I ground one down a bit and is better...but still hits a little.

My question is, is this a case of bad mags, a bad gun, or both? The WASR was single stack when I got it. Had the magwell cut out, and the new mags fit OK. When I had it done, I did throw in a mag...but I don't remember what it was (maybe bulgarian plastic). I don't remember if I tried to cycle it.

Before I drop more money on different mags, is this a common problem with these mags and my rifle? Will just buying different mags be fine? Seems harder and harder to find decent AK74 mags right now...
 

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You may want to borrow a polymer AK-74 mag from a friend before you grind on the steel mags. If I'm not mistaken, not seeing a pic of the mag, those steel mags are for the Polish Tantal. They work in both my Tantal and AK-74 with no problems. If the polymer mag feeds properly I would switch to it instead of the steel mags. I lucked up and found an original Tantal mag a couple years ago and it is flawless although it has seen a lot of service. There are some Polish polymer and steel mags in the country now so you have a choice. Also, though I haven't personally tried any, I have not heard good things about the ProMag AK-74 polymer waffle pattern mags. I am going to have to buy one just to see if their quality control is any better; and to satisfy my curiosity.
 

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very high probability the problem lies with the WASR2 not the mags
 

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The steel polish tantal mags are the only mags that do not work propperly in my broken in WASR-2, they appear to be too slim/loose and just not quite spec for the gun.
 

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My WASR2 functions fine with Polish Tantal, Polymer and Steel, Bulgarian and Russian Polymers, EG bakelites, and Romanian 74 Steel mags too.

When opening up my mag well I did need to relieve the back of the mag well where the mag catch is (besides widening)and the crosspin (center receiver support) needed to be milled back a little too.

You need more mags.
Apex has both Romy 74 $25 and Polish Tantal polymers $15.
https://www.apexgunparts.com/

Romanian 74 mags tend to be the widest for mag well fit.
 
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