Can someone explain to me the difference between AK mags of 7.62x39, and those of 5.45x39, or point me in the direction of somewhere that can?
Nope. My hope for this project is to use pure, unadulterated AK mags. One of the original conceptual uses for a caliber conversion, especially 7.62x39 and 5.45x39, is the ability to use enemy ammo/equipment. Not that I foresee having to do that in the near future, but I would like to stay true to the original concept. If the mags are too different, I might just make yet another lower conversion if/when I decide to do a 5.45 kit. 7.62x39 is the priority, it's the most common cartridge in the world....you could modify the magazines...