Selling Military surplus is not an exact science. Some surplus firearm parts vary depending on when they were made. So, the same part in the same make and model may not fit your firearm, if it wasn't made the same time frame as your rifle. It's impossible to identify every part 100% of the time. I describe each item the best I can and take pictures. Surplus varies box to box, and many times its identified incorrectly from the suppliers, making identification near impossible.
There is a certain amount of risk buying Surplus Firearm related items online. It is your responsibility to make sure the item you are purchasing is the item you need, and that a qualified gunsmith will be performing any work that you need performed on your firearm.
I have seen some AK parts in same make and model vary depending on when they are made. So, you cannot assume, based merely on make and model that a used surplus part will fit. I wish that were the case, but it isn't.
I have seen lower wood handguards, sling swivel bases, wood stocks, cleaning rods, etc, from same make and model vary. So depending on when that part was made and when your firearm was made, may determine if it will fit.
Many firearms parts need fitting by qualified individuals.
There are no set standards for the AK-47 or the 7.62X39 cartridge itself. There are hundreds of AK variants. Not all parts are interchangeable. Some may be , some may not be. Only a qualified gunsmith with experience in that particular variant can make that decision, and even then its not an exact science.
You can't just buy Military surplus Firearm parts online and expect them to fit perfectly. they may, they may not.
IF you ever noticed 7.62X39 ammunition from a particular country or manufacture, fits tight in your firearm and doesn't cycle well,and other ammo works great. That may be a result of different standards being used during manufacturing. Many people wrongly blame the manufacture of the firearm or the ammunition, when both were made using different standards, and most people are not even aware of that possibility.
All items for sale are made for a particular make and model firearm, and are not intended to be used in any other firearm. They may fit, but that doesn't mean its safe.
Some firearm parts may be interchangeable with another model, but that decision is the responsibility of a qualified gunsmith,and only a qualified person should be making that decision.
Just because a surplus part is from same make and model, doesn't mean it will fit. Some parts vary, depending on when they were made,and there is no Magic chart explaining it all. I wish there were.
I keep repeating the same information, because I keep getting emails every day from customers who order the wrong part, or it doesn't fit,and they want to return it. All sales are final. No refunds or returns.
If I allowed returns on 50 cent parts, that part would end up costing the next guy over $10.
I keep my prices down by working alone and having very strict policies.
By placing an order with Lee's mags, you agree to my policies
placing an order with Lee's Mags, You agree that your purchase is
Legal, that you are not restricted from owning, or purchasing that
product, and that product is not restricted where you live!