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Posted: 2/21/2009 10:37:04 PM EDT
Orlite Mags would not fit Century Golani until I accidentally 'fixed' it.  Photos included

Serial Number GLN05***
Serial Number of Rear Sights 28**
Golani Sporter
Century Arms Inc
Georgia, VT
5.56

- Bought 2 new orlite mags from gunbroker (from earlier posts).
- Serial number for my Century Golani is above.  
- 2 steel mags that came with Golani fit and no major problems.
- 2 new orlite mags would not go into magazine well (see photos below)
- as I was taking photos where mag would not fit I got frustrated and slammed orlite mag into golani and it 'fit' very tightly.  Slammed 2nd orlite mag in and it 'fit' too very snugly.
- pulled out both orlite mags and the front tabs were sheared off to look like the 2 metal mags i have.  
- before, durning and after photos below.
- I have not test fired this or even cycled ammo thru the new orlite 'fixed' mags.  will do tomorrow and report in.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/orliteandmetalgalilmagazinesbottoml.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/orliteandmetalgalilmagazinestoplip.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/orliteandmetalgalilmagazinestoplip2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/CenturyGalilMagWellGLNsn.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/CenturyGalilMagWellGLNsn2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/SteelMagsfitinCenturyGolaniGalil.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/OrlitemagswontfitCenturyGalil.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/OrlitemagswontfitCenturyGalil2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/Orlitebrokenfrontmagtab-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/emailpwstuff/Orlitebrokenfrontmagtab2.jpg
Link Posted: 2/22/2009 1:25:44 AM EDT
lol great info.    i'll take a file to mine when they get here.  
Link Posted: 2/22/2009 1:07:20 PM EDT
Looks like a good indication that your bullet guide is too low.
Link Posted: 2/23/2009 2:11:55 PM EDT
I sanded the orlite mags front tab area that was torn off and applied oil.

then loaded each with 6 rounds and cycled out the ejection port (did not fire).

both fed rounds well except 1 orlite mag did not feed last 2 correctly (but that happened on one of my metal mags, too).  

will test fire at range this weekend.  

also ordered 2 12 round steel IMI mags from cdnninvestments.   will test too if they are in and make a range report.

Link Posted: 2/23/2009 3:10:23 PM EDT



Quoted:...also ordered 2 12 round steel IMI mags from cdnninvestments.   will test too if they are in and make a range report.





I have five of the CDNN IMI twelve rounders and they all functioned just fine with no issues.




 
Link Posted: 2/23/2009 3:22:46 PM EDT
recieved an orlite today.  it fit PERFECTLY!!!  super TIGHT but no mods necessary.
Link Posted: 2/28/2009 9:13:05 AM EDT
not all golanis were created equal:

http://www.uzitalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43632
Link Posted: 2/28/2009 10:29:52 PM EDT
received 2 -12 round metal IMI galil magazines in from cdnninvestments this week to go with my 2 'new' fixed orlites I received above.
did not get a chance to take out and test fire this weekend.  should be done by next week.
Link Posted: 4/23/2009 5:32:40 PM EDT
Update -

both Orlites work perfectly good.  

and both IMI 12 round mags (bench shooting) work great, too.  

I believe I have one of the 'good' galil golanis.  

Thanks to all that post in the forum.
Link Posted: 4/23/2009 6:05:36 PM EDT
WOW - if my Galil mauled mags like that, I don't thnk I'd be thinking I had a "good one"...

+1 on your bullet guide not being property positioned!

Century craps-man-ship at its finest yet again!

BIGGER_HAMMER
Link Posted: 6/1/2009 4:56:29 PM EDT
WOW - if my Galil mauled mags like that, I don't thnk I'd be thinking I had a "good one"...



I totally agree...   but compared to other Century Galil Golani disasters I have read about I am sooooo happy I dont know what to do.  

All 3 different types of mags work and fire when I pull the trigger.    (orlite, metal 35 round and metal IMI 12 round).  


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