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Posted: 4/11/2009 5:41:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2009 7:49:41 AM EDT by lamarbrog]
Here are some magazines....
Colt USGI
NHMTG "USGI"
MagPul PMag20
Lancer L5
CProducts Stainless Steel
Cammenga Easy-Mag
CProducts Aluminum


MagPul PMag30
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Colt USGI
Capacity: 20
Follower: Alloy Tilting
Body: Aluminum
Disassembly: Bullet Button
Weight: 81.7grams
MSRP: Surplus
Most of the dry-moly finish is worn off of this example, revealing an orange-ish coating on the aluminum.

The follower is the older style Aluminum Alloy. It will tilt at the rear, but will not tilt forward. The feed lips do not connect to the spine of the magazine.

The floor plate is interesting since it appears to have never received any sort of finish. There are no remnants of a finish under the magazine body tabs, or on the interior of the floor plate. The inscription reads "[Colt Pony] COLT AR-15 CAL. .223 COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. INC. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A." The "bullet button" slot is the circular hole on the right side of the image.

The spine of the magazine reveals consistent spot welds, that are not evenly spaced.

The Aluminum Alloy follower. The spring looks like chrome-silicon as it is a black-ish color, and shows quite a bit of rust.

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NHMTG "USGI-style"
Capacity: 20
Follower: Black Polymer Tilting
Body: Aluminum
Disassembly: Bullet Button
Weight: 79.4 grams
Most of the Dry-Moly finish remains on this magazine, as it is factory new and has seen little use. Under the Dry-Moly appears to be a pale finish.

The newer style black polymer follower. This follower will tilt forward or backward very much.

The floor plate, with a modern version of the bullet button. The inscription reads: ".223 cal/5.56 mm NHMTG S/42 HARTFORD, CT"

The spot welds on the spine are very consistent. They are evenly spaced.

The black polymer follower. The spring appears to be chrome silicon.

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MagPul PMag20
Capacity: 20
Follower: Black polymer anti-tilt
Body: Polymer
Disassembly: Reverse Kalashnikov
Weight: 110.5 grams





MSRP: $13.95
A cartridge-shaped symbol includes numerical value to designate cartridge type. Date code circle just below magazine catch slot. The dust cover is visible atop the magazine.

The floor plate shows the disassembly method, as well as a MagPul logo. To disassemble, the dust cover, a cartridge tip, or a similar instrument is used to push in the central oblong piece. The floor plate is then slid forward off of the body.

Black polymer follower. Does not tilt forward, tilts rearward some.

No spot welds on this magazine.

Black polymer follower. The spring detaches very easily, it is stainless steel.

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Lancer L5
Capacity: 30
Follower: Black Polymer, anti-tilt
Body: Translucent polymer w/ steel feed lips
Disassemble: Side Bullet Button
Weight: 116.9 grams
Top to ']CProducts SS[/span]
Capacity: 30
Follower: Black Polymer no-tilt
Body: Stainless Steel
Disassembly: USGI30 style
Weight: 166.9 grams






MSRP: $12.95
The body indicates that the magazine is stainless steel, and that it is designed for the .223Rem/5.56NATO cartridge.

The floorplate is also stainless steel. "CPRODUCTS LLC NEWINGTON CT"

A black polymer no-tilt follower. 5.56 is clearly marked on the follower.

The spine shows fairly consistent spot welds.

Definitely a no-tilt design. The spring is chrome silicon.

The interior of the follower displays an "SS", designating that this follower is only to be used in Stainless Steel bodies, not aluminum bodies.

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[span style='font-size: 12pt;']Cammenga Easy-Mag[/span]
Capacity: 30
Follower: Steel no-tilt
Body: Steel
Disassembly:

Weight: 250.0grams
No markings on the body. Constant curve.

Base plate is a unique design, due to the unique function of the magazine. "Cammenga HOLLAND MI, USA PATENT PENDING"

The follower is pressed steel. It has virtually no tilt, and rides very smoothly.

The spine lacks spot welds, since the two halves of the body are joined on the sides.

Disassembled, it is easy to see this magazine is not quite like the others. Disassembly is a bit tricky, but very doable. Simply wedge the base plate up slightly, and slide it half way off of the body. Then, insert the charging handle of your rifle into the body, and depress the spring. Finish removing the floor plate, and the rest comes apart easily. The spring is chrome silicon.

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[span style='font-size: 12pt;']CProducts[span style='font-size: 12pt;'] [/span][/span][span style='font-size: 12pt;']AL[/span]
Capacity: 30
Follower: Grey polymer no-tilt
Body: Aluminum
Disassembly: USGI-style
Weight: 113.1grams
MSRP: $12.50
Looks just like a USGI magazine, except with black Teflon.

Base plate, also aluminum. "CPRODUCTS LLC NEWINGTON CT".

"5.56" lets you know what cartridge to use, since CProducts offers magazines for many cartridges.

The spot welds aren't pretty, but they work. It appears some sort of abrasive process was carried out to remove any rough edges from the spot welds.

The follower is no-tilt and rides smoothly. The spring is chrome silicon.

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MagPul PMag30[/span]


Capacity: 30


Follower: No-tilt


Body: Polymer


Disassembly: Reverse Kalashnikov


Weight: 158.3 grams


MSRP: $14.95





I cartridge shaped symbol with numerical value to designate cartridge type. "Patent Pending"  A date stamp below the magazine catch slot. "PMag 30" The dust cover is in place over the feed lips.









The floor plate shows the disassembly method, as well as a MagPul logo.
To disassemble, the dust cover, a cartridge tip, or a similar
instrument is used to push in the central oblong piece. The floor plate
is then slid forward off of the body.









No tilt follower, and polymer feed lips.









No spot welds here.









A no-tilt follower. The spring is stainless steel.




 
Link Posted: 4/11/2009 8:51:57 PM EDT
Thanks for the information and the pictures (although the use of a flash might help just a bit)

I am always looking for more mag info!  Thanks
Link Posted: 4/11/2009 10:34:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2009 6:33:12 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Two-dogs:


Thanks for the information and the pictures (although the use of a flash might help just a bit
)



I am always looking for more mag info!  Thanks


This is with a flash, the ceiling fan light, and a lamp I brought in to add more light...



Specifically, which pictures need some work? I can go back and try to clean them up in photoshop, or retake the pictures if necessary. The camera is still set up, all I have to do is press the button.



Let me know.



 
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