Yep. Chromed chamber and bore. They've ate every thing I've put in them. From 40gr. varmint to 62gr. Wolf.Though with certain milsurp ammo they throw a huge fireball out the muzzle. Their not near as nicely finished as some rifles but they do function well. You can still pick up the East German 5.45X39 74 Bakelite mags for $5.00ea. and convert them to 223 with a dremel. They'll feed about 15-20 rounds reliably, they'll feed 30 if you install the U.S made Robinson followes.It's a minor alteration and takes about 3 minutes a mag. Also they still feed the 5.45X39 in the SAR2 if you have one, so 1 mag takes care of 2 rifles. Or you can get the 4 mag set of steel East German Weigers from Inter Ordnance for $60.00 and your ready to roll. They come with the siderail mount for quick disconnect scope mounting.