Saturday, June 6, 2009

IMI Magal Carbine

I'm still alive, I just haven't found anything particularly interesting to post in a while.

I was looking for a little information on the new HK submachine guns, which brought me to the Remtek Arms website. It was there that I found a picture (just a picture) of the IMI Magal.

Info From
The Magal carbine is based on the Micro Galil, and is chambered for .30 Carbine, fed by 30 round magazines (don't appear to be M1/M2 Carbine mags). The rear of the receiver is definitely AK-based, but the handguard is a modern polymer design, and there's a Steyr AUG type shield over the front of the pistol grip. The stock is a side-folding Galil-type skeleton unit. Weight is 3.5kg (7 pounds, 11 ounces). Retail price is $1000, which seems like a lot of money for an AK-based weapon.

Although the Magal has proven to be unreliable due to the short barrel, which doesn't provide enough gas pressure to work the action, and the handguard overheats quickly, it is an interesting weapon.

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