Russian Izhmash AK47 30 Round Aluminum Paratrooper Waffle Magazine for the 7,62x39mm caliber
These aluminum magazines, by Izhevsk (a.k.a. Izhmash ) were designed as a lightweight alternative to the earlier slabside and steel spined magaines ( such as the back-stamp, spine-stamp and side-stamp magazines). Tales exist that soldiers were frightened that if a projectile were to strike these magazines, then their rifle would be rendered useless.
Super - Straight from the factory with cladding on the springs as shown in the pictures, which should be removed before initial use.
NOS - Unused, beautiful examples. Some NOS are down-graded to Grae A due to paint chips or excessive storage wear
Grade A - used, show some minor paint loss from use but are still mostly black. A great magazine to use and not feel bad about using a mint (NOS) magazine !
Grade R - factory re-painted, however they may show storage marks and may be used. The paint used is not the original paint and is more grey than black. These will be in very good condition to excellent condition (Grade A - NOS ) and great shooter mags. The last image shows the factory finish on left and refurbished on right.
Grade B - Used, missing paint, scratches, etc.