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 30rd. Parsons Precision Products Magazines
DialTone  [Member]
6/2/2005 8:03:29 PM
I've come across (3) Parsons Precision Products AR15 magazines and was wondering if they were a quality magazine, or if shooters have had bad experiences with them in regards to jamming? Any input would be appreciated...
M4arc  [Team Member]
6/2/2005 8:12:08 PM
Parsons are good to go. The started out as Adventure Line and eventually became Center. They probably produced more magazines than any other contractor back in the day so don't worry they will server you well.

DialTone  [Member]
6/2/2005 9:21:32 PM
Thanks for the information M4arc. I'm researching the purchase of a Colt LE6920 and will have many questions within the coming months! I'll hang on to these magazines. They just need to be cleaned...a little dusty from being stored so long.
M4arc  [Team Member]
6/2/2005 10:56:13 PM
Clean them up and refinish them if they need it and you'll get a lot of service from them. Most (if not all) Parsons came with black followers. You could replace them with green ones or the new Magpul followers if you really want to be cool

NightWatchman  [Team Member]
6/2/2005 11:24:19 PM
My parsons have better fit and welds than newer D&H. They don't make them like they used to. Of course I replaced the black followers too.
repub18  [Team Member]
6/2/2005 11:49:42 PM
I love Parsons mags, every time I see them NIW I pick them up if they are a good price.
DialTone  [Member]
6/4/2005 12:29:06 PM

Originally Posted By M4arc:
Clean them up and refinish them if they need it and you'll get a lot of service from them. Most (if not all) Parsons came with black followers. You could replace them with green ones or the new Magpul followers if you really want to be cool




Is there a specific procedure for disassembly? They do have the black followers...what is the benefit to installing the green followers? I've heard a lot in regards to the green followers being better...
M4arc  [Team Member]
6/4/2005 12:46:47 PM
Here's a link that covers disassembly, refinishing and rebuilding: Refinish your own magazines - Step by step - easy!
It's easy, fun and gets your old mags looking and functioning like new again

As for the black/green followers...I've never experienced a problem that I could directly tie to a black follower but I do replace the black ones with green followers (or even Magpul followers) when I rebuild a mag(s) just to keep up with the latest and greatest. If they are running great leave them as is and rebuild them/replace the followers and springs over the winter.
DialTone  [Member]
6/4/2005 6:03:12 PM
Thanks for all the information...I can tell already this forum is going to teach me so much more about the AR15!!

Do you happen to have a link or manufacturer recommendation for green followers?

Thanks again to everyone who responded!!
M4arc  [Team Member]
6/4/2005 7:27:09 PM
I would check with CMMG for the green followers or keep watching the Equipment Exchange. You should be able to pick them up for a buck each.

Or contact Grant @ G&R Tactical and get some Magpul followers.

This place is a wealth of information. You just have to wade through the bullshit to find it








DialTone  [Team Member]
6/7/2005 7:28:54 PM
Thanks for all the help. I disassembled all three magazines this past Sunday and cleaned them. I let them dry for several hours and then re-assembled them. Today I was looking for something on eBay and just out of curiousity conducted a search for the green followers. I ended up getting a dozen of MilSpec green followers for $11.00...