Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Interesting Mix Of Old And New

I came across this video today on a subforum devoted to AKs. It is put out by the Matra Group of Bosnia and Herzegovina. What I liked about it is how they are using both CNC and more traditional machine tools and stamping machines to make AK-47 magazines.

If these magazines were made in the United States they would probably sell for $50 given all the handwork done in their assembly. A US-based company would have found a way to cut most of the skilled workers and have automated much of the process.


  1. Very cool video on how it's made. Do you think they work any better than a $14 magpul AK magazine?

  2. Difference between CNC and 90 year old machines that have NO CNC capability...