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5/28/2020 10:18:12 PM
Posted: 12/31/2002 7:59:35 AM EDT
I discovered that one of my 30 round mags has the begining of a crack on the left feed lip, and the right one is bent ever so slightly. I am going to try and gently reshape the bent side, but does anyone have any thoughts on the crack? I am relugating this mag as a range mag only, but I'd like to keep it usable as long as possible.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 11:59:12 AM EDT
You might want to try some JB Weld, but I wouldn't count on a whole lot of success.  If you search the AR15 board for JB Weld, you should get another thread on trying to repair cracked feed lips.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 12:28:52 PM EDT
There is no good way to repair cracked USGI mags that I have seen. The only thing you can try is to take a small enough drill bit, and put a hole at the end of the crack. This should help slow down any further cracking of the mag.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 9:47:21 AM EDT
Magazines are very inexpensive right now. Your best bet is to pick up some replacement magazines. You will avoid far more than $15-20 worth of frustration by just replacing the damaged magazine over the repair.
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