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Posted: 8/7/2005 10:50:15 PM EDT
I'm sure this is a dumb question, but, how do you remove the base plate? I would like to replace my green followers with brown ones. I don't want to damage my magazines doing so. Thank you for your help!

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:03:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 11:06:36 PM EDT by mobius]
there is a hole on the baseplate, stick a round in it and slide it off...just go slow because the spring that is under tension will pop out with force
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:34:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 7:47:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mobius:
there is a hole on the baseplate, stick a round in it and slide it off...just go slow because the spring that is under tension will pop out with force



I use a punch, but a round works, also. You need to lift up on it, but not too much. Ham handed people bend the baseplate when doing this. If done carefully, it doesn't bend the baseplate.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:08:01 AM EDT
Piece of cake.....I use a small thin-bladed screwdriver to gently pry the angled portion of the base plate away from the magazine, enough for the retainers to clear.....then use same tool to start sliding the plate off. Works like a charm. If you have a tight plate & use a cartridge, steel rod, etc "pry-through-the-hole" method, you'll likely bend the baseplate.

Hotgun
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:39:05 AM EDT

Piece of cake.....I use a small thin-bladed screwdriver to gently pry the angled portion of the base plate away from the magazine, enough for the retainers to clear.....then use same tool to start sliding the plate off.

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