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 Universal Ind. Div 20rd mags
OhioEd  [Team Member]
3/12/2011 12:34:07 PM
Just picked up 4 of these for 10 bucks each. Guy has a good size box full of them. Worth while to pick up more?


unknownhavoc  [Member]
3/12/2011 12:37:43 PM
Try posting in the Magazine section, you will get more hits.

10 dollars is a lot of money for a 20 round mag, you could get new pmags for that price. However, the M16/M16A1 intrigues me, they may very well be rare, or they may very well be junk. I would lean for the former.
cataula1  [Member]
3/12/2011 1:23:57 PM
USGI from the 1960's, $10.00 is not a bad price.
Old_Painless  [Moderator]
3/12/2011 2:30:15 PM
I'll move this for you.
Joe_Pennsy  [Team Member]
3/12/2011 4:07:57 PM
Universal/Simmonds was a name used by the current Okay Industries, which has always made Colt factory mags, and NHMTG mags.

Except for the floorplate they were/are the exact same mags shipped with Colt rifles.
(There should be a stamped "UI" on the front, turn it sideways it becomes "CH" for "Colt Hartford")

$10 is about what they're worth. Not a bargain and not a ripoff.


OhioEd  [Team Member]
3/12/2011 7:17:18 PM
Originally Posted By Joe_Pennsy:
Universal/Simmonds was a name used by the current Okay Industries, which has always made Colt factory mags, and NHMTG mags.

Except for the floorplate they were/are the exact same mags shipped with Colt rifles.
(There should be a stamped "UI" on the front, turn it sideways it becomes "CH" for "Colt Hartford")

$10 is about what they're worth. Not a bargain and not a ripoff.




Yeah, they have UI on the front. All are in great shape except the finish. No dents, no dings,no scratches, alloy followers move smoothly. Think I'm going to get a few more from him just because I like the aluminum 20 rounders my own self.

Edit to ad: Thanx for the move OP
StrkAliteN  [Life Member]
3/12/2011 7:40:18 PM
The guys behind the lines in NY CT etc will probably give you $15ea for them.

Then you can buy brand new ones for yourself
LampShadeActual  [Member]
3/12/2011 7:43:28 PM
I personally like the aluminum 20's. These and Adventure Line. MOST all of them need a new spring. Brownell's, $30 for a package of 10 new USGI spec springs. Replace the springs and they are like new. Or better, just spend the money and buy new NMHTG which is Colt/OKay.
ekg98  [Member]
3/12/2011 8:14:38 PM
Wish I could find them that cheap. I bought quite a few back for $20
OhioEd  [Team Member]
3/13/2011 10:44:56 AM
Originally Posted By LampShadeActual:
I personally like the aluminum 20's. These and Adventure Line. MOST all of them need a new spring. Brownell's, $30 for a package of 10 new USGI spec springs. Replace the springs and they are like new. Or better, just spend the money and buy new NMHTG which is Colt/OKay.


Well, I cherry picked a total of 10 Universal/Simmonds from the guy. He still has a few of those and at least 15-20 Adventure Lines left, all with alloy followers, but the follower movement seemed kind of rough on those, so I passed on them.