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Posted: 1/8/2005 11:05:21 PM EDT
Anybody done this? I've got a few Chinese 5-rounders and I understand that if you trim the followers, you can use them as 10-round mags. Any instructions on this?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 1:24:18 AM EDT
it will b more like 8 if you go for 10 you will have probs
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:17:34 AM EDT
As you can see from the below pic there were two types of Chinese 5rd mags that were imported. A short one and a long one. The follower of the short mag is the same as the follower in a 30rd mag.
The long 5rd mag accually a 10rd mag that has a longer follower to limit it to 5rds. Cutting the long follower to the same length as the follower in a short 5rd or 30rd mag will allow it to hold 10rds. Cutting the follower in a short 5rd mag so it will hold more rounds will result in the follower twisting and binding as it moves inside the mag body causing failures to feed.

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:00:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:38:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 5:38:43 AM EDT by kami211]
i trimmed the follower in my mag to hold 10 with no problems at all and it's one of the short 5's. i also tried the follower in a 20rd mag but it only held 22 (i never did try a 30).
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:23:18 PM EDT
Take 1 inch off the follower to get 10 rounds in a 5 rounder.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:54:53 PM EDT
I trimmed a Chinese and got 11 round capacity but loaded only ten, this was a mag I got from Norinco with a Mak 90 rifle about 14 years back.
A handy size.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:55:11 PM EDT
put the tapco followers in and they will fit 10 rounds
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