12 November 2018

Austrian vs Korean


Left is Korean.  Right is Austrian StG.58.  Austrian mags are a very gray parkerization, Korean are black to charcoal.

Notice that the Korean latching lug is cut just a bit higher, it's exaggerated here by how they're sitting against each other.


The machining on the Austrian magazine to create the rear lug is also much smoother with much less material removed.


The scallop for the front locking lug is also too high on the Korean magazine.  Also of note: the Circle 5 marking just below the scallop!  This is probably the best visual indication you've got an Asian magazine, StG.58 magazines are unmarked.

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