Magazines for a type 96
Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:00 PM
Does anyone know if a .308 Bren gun magazine is small enough to fit the mag well of a 96 ?
Posted 01 January 2020 - 07:57 PM
jap type 96 lmg mags are very pricy, at last SAR show i say a guy who modifyed madsen 7mm LMG mags with brazed on pieces to fit in jap 96 i dont know how well they work, ive seen us M-14 mags adapted to jap 96, years ago i knew of a guy who bought a crappy dewat 96 that had a mag, just to get the mag and later parted out the gun, good luck, just sayn
Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:04 PM
Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:50 PM
It would seem that if someone could make at least usable mags for the type 96 and type 99 they would sell- Last aftermarket metal one I saw ( and bought) was $250. The type 99 conversion for the MG13 mags is fairly simple with the adapters that were for sale a while back. I have two original mags, and a half dozen converted MG13. I am not sure if the 3D printed ones would hold up. Springs would be fairly easy to source, base plate and follower from stampings. I would think that there would be enough of a market to prompt a magazine maker to take a stab at it, since they have the machinery on hand.
Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:36 PM