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Posted: 5/28/2003 9:12:58 AM EDT

These look like USAF atchinson mags.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:25:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 9:49:32 AM EDT by DarkStar]
They sure do look like it... Auction for some M261 mag inserts I found on GunBroker: [url]www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=9164712[/url] edited for link...
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:55:45 AM EDT
Those are magazine inserts for the Army M261 conversion unit. They are designed to fit inside standard 20 or 30 rounders for conversion to .22lr.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:39:41 AM EDT
They sell for $10-$20 each. Last few I picked up for my M261 clone cost me $9.95 each (that was a few years ago.).
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:08:28 AM EDT
Roger on that. The Air Force conversion unit is completely different, and uses a self contained 10 round mag that's shaped like a 30 rounder, but made out of white plastic. The mags are ugly because of the color, BUT they hold the bolt open after the last round is fired, the only conversion unit that does so. Sold off my Army unit years ago and kept the AF one, simply beecause of the hold open feature. Makes mag change practice a lot more realistic. Also the short barrel portion of the insert on thr AF units is very lightly rifled, which means the bullet is already starting to spin as it hits the actual barrel of the rifle. Theoretically, this should make the AF unit more accurate, though I am not convinced of its actual value [:D]
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