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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/30/2003 6:55:41 PM EDT
I have several used GI mags that were so swelled when I got them, they would not fit in the magwell. Looks like a loaded mag doesn't put much outward pressure on the sides.

I was thinking it may be due to use of strippers and the standard GI spoon. That loading style does seem to push on the sides of the mag.

One of the manufaacturers (DPMS, I think) sells an expensive stripper guide that surrounds the top of the mag when used. Is this in order to minimize mag swelling?
Link Posted: 7/30/2003 8:06:02 PM EDT
Heck, who knows. I've encountered several mags that just wont't quite fit in a mag well like you want it. Some swollen on the sides and a few that had a mag-well length problem. If you have a good bench vise, 90% of the problem mags can be easily repaired with some slight side to side pressure. Give it a try, works for me.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 11:21:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2003 4:00:50 PM EDT
After one bends the mag back within specs,would some form of annealing help to retain it's strength?
Link Posted: 8/1/2003 4:19:14 PM EDT
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