|Originally Posted By Joe_Sakic:
Originally Posted By 1tinindian:
I just bought a Colt Sporter that came with, what I thought were 20 round mags, turns out they are blocked to 5 rounds.
They are Colt mags.
Can these mags be modified to work as a 20 round mag?
And if so, how?
Yes, they can be modified as they are regular 20 round mil-spec magazines. There's a rivet on the floor plate that needs to be removed (small, slow drill bit works) - after the rivet is removed, simply slide off the floor plate, remove the magazine limiter and reassemble. Bingo, you now have a functioning standard 20 round magazine.
Now the caveat - DO NOT DO THIS...the mags are highly desirable as hunting magazines and are also considered standard 5 round magazines in most states w/high-cap mag restrictions and are worth $$$$.
Don't fuck w/the mags...sell them and buy regular mags w/the proceeds.
OK, thank you for this great advice.
If this was to be done, not saying it will be, would the spring be the same in this mag as a factory 20 round mag?