Bad-Element Co creates custom AK magazines including California legal conversions, custom magazine chops that turn 30 round magazines into more compact 20 round magazines, and even custom window cuts. Their work is very clean and can be quite handy if you live in an AWB state, or… Maybe you just want something unique like, say, a 20 round Russian Bakelite or a Chinese Flat Back with a window cut that lets you view how many rounds are left in the magazine. It’s what they do.
They recently took their craft to a whole new level with their Analog Gauge Window Magazine Cut. It’s is absolutely incredible. Let the picture wash over you for a second.
They have cut away the side of the magazine with three windows running from top to bottom. The body of the magazine is marked with hash marks and Arabic numerals. The follower is cut and carefully bent so that a small pointer actually slides outside the body of the magazine to point at the hash marks.
It may not be the most practical magazine in the world but who cares? This is a display of hardcore craftsmanship for the sake of being a hardcore craftsman. It’s part AK mag, part art installation and it’s all awesome.
You can learn more about Bad-Element Co’s services on their website and their Facebook page.
Those are not “Arabic” numerals. The numerals we westerners use are in fact “Arabic.” Those numerals on the mag, which are the ones used by Arabs, in Arabic writing are Hindi numerals. Yeah, it’s weird, but it’s true.
They are actually indic numerals
One of the things I love about this blog is posting up completely unexpected and COOL stuff like these magazines. I would never have seen them otherwise. If only I lived in a state where I could own something like that. Sigh.