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Posted: 3/27/2009 3:21:17 AM EDT
I have a Brownell's curved 20 round body that I purchased a few years back. I think Brownell's stopped making a curved 20 in favor of a straight 20. Anyway, I'd like to put some guts in this curved 20. I understand that a green USGI follower is what this mag was designed to use, and therefore imagine that a MagPul follower would work just as well. What about springs? Do straight and curved 20s take the same spring?

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:18:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 1:16:06 PM EDT by Hootbro]
Those curved Brownell 20's were made for them IIRC. Predates them getting into the mag making business.

Anyway, attached is a pic showing a curved 20rd mag spring that is longer than a straight 20rd mag spring. The Magpul type followers work great in the curved mags but are a no-go in the straight mag bodies.




Link Posted: 3/27/2009 11:50:49 AM EDT
I'm counting 3 more coils in the curved spring. It makes sense that more spring would fit in the curved body. This all being the case, I guess I'll have to track down a spring specifically for a 20 rnd curved body mag.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 12:07:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 12:08:11 PM EDT by Uni-Vibe]
44mag.com sells loads of curved twenties, bet they can get you springs.
Or cut a 30 to the right length as shown above.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 1:20:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Uni-Vibe:
44mag.com sells loads of curved twenties, bet they can get you springs.
Or cut a 30 to the right length as shown above.


My vote is cut a 30 round mag spring also as Uni-Vibe suggested.

Use the spring from that mag your are replacing with the 20 round "repair parts" Brownell's body.

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