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Posted: 12/14/2015 10:22:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2015 10:33:23 PM EDT by delta-10]
I came across these today at the shop. They are steel, appear to be 5.56 30 rounders, and have a steel follower. Who makes these? Are they possibly pre-ban? and are they worth anything? 2 fit into a standard AR-15 Mega lower nicely, one is a bit snug. All 3 fit and drop free from my Olympic/SAW M16. Also, they do not activate the bolt hold open latch.

Link Posted: 12/14/2015 10:45:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2015 10:46:19 PM EDT by Harv24]
British SA 80/L85 magazines I believe.
Link Posted: 12/14/2015 10:59:31 PM EDT
Could be.

The follower is designed NOT to lock the bolt open (which is a NATO spec)
Link Posted: 12/14/2015 11:08:27 PM EDT
Every SA-80 mag I found on a general search ( my roommate said the same thing when I showed them to him earlier ) turns up the HK looking mags, which these are not. Did they go from the ones I have to the HK style? And of course, any value besides normal shooter value?
Link Posted: 12/14/2015 11:45:02 PM EDT
I think they are the Swiss mags. Not a good rep here. I have a butt load of them I got for free but have never used them so I can't give first hand info.

Heavy with an odd follower for sure.
Link Posted: 12/14/2015 11:45:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2015 2:57:25 PM EDT
Yep, he's right. I double checked my Swiss mags and they are similar but not the same.
Link Posted: 12/27/2015 7:54:10 PM EDT
Have you tried putting a good follower in those?  Might be all that is necessary to make them good mags.  If you look on eBay, etc, you can buy the orange or gray anti-tilt followers as cheap as $1.50 each if you buy a big pack of them.  If you are really lucky you can buy a bunch of used GI style followers from someone who upgraded a bunch to one of the expensive brands...

Link Posted: 12/31/2015 5:01:19 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By Joe_Pennsy:


"CETME L/AR15 30rd Magazine, Steel 5.56 NATO "
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this is correct

made by santa barbara

Link Posted: 1/2/2016 3:20:01 AM EDT
After market followers may not fit due to the base plate tab design. Those Cetme L mags don't appear to have the best reliability. Internet stories are saying that the mags were the weak point for the Cetme L and when USGI mags were used the reliabity was very good.  YMMV

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