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Posted: 8/7/2004 4:08:28 PM EST
...disassemble them and clean and lube them & disassemble them and refurbish the finish on them???

Thanks!

Link Posted: 8/7/2004 4:31:03 PM EST
Almost never. Only when I first buy them to make sure they are in working condition.

Repeated disassembly will weaken/break the floorplate tabs. Not a good idea to lube mags as it attracts dirt/sand/dust. Refinishing depends on whether their appearance bothers you or not.
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 4:32:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/7/2004 4:33:25 PM EST by badeffect10]
I clean mine about every 8-10 months if they need it If I drop one in the dirt Ill clean it when I clean my rifle. I dont really worry about refinishing mine. They work as well with out a finish as they do with a finish.
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 6:46:45 PM EST
Never.

Maybe if I dropped one in mud or something. You'll do more damage to the mag by taking it apart.
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 7:26:33 PM EST
Never, unless they are dirty when I buy them.
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 7:30:42 PM EST
Never the 5 mags I use for the range are the ones I bang up and dont care about the other 60 are new in wrap and saved for a rainy day.
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 4:39:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 4:52:14 AM EST
Since all of mine were used, I bought a bulk DPMS spring kit and green followers wholesale form Brownells. That way they were all on an even starting point, along with a good cleaning. Unless I drop them in the sand, I don't screw with them.
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 10:51:13 AM EST
Never. I have Krylon'd a few range mags without having to take them apart. Just covered the follower. All my mags work perfectly, whether brand new or beat to hell. Guess Ive had good luck.
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 9:00:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 9:00:47 PM EST
I never do anything with them
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 9:37:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I never do anything with them

Link Posted: 8/9/2004 12:04:11 AM EST
Same here I do nothing with them
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 1:15:51 AM EST
Never, unless dropped in mud. Even then, I'll rinse them off before I disassemble.

S.O.
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 9:09:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By neilfj:
Almost never. Only when I first buy them to make sure they are in working condition.

Repeated disassembly will weaken/break the floorplate tabs. Not a good idea to lube mags as it attracts dirt/sand/dust. Refinishing depends on whether their appearance bothers you or not.



You don't need to bend the floor plate tabs. Just get a small thin screw driver and lever the floor plate back a 1/2 inch or so to get the retaining bump clear. All you need to do is let the bump clear and then you can just wiggle the floorplate off.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 4:19:17 PM EST
I never lube them or refinish them. I install green followers if they have bolt over base failures. I install green followers and Wolff springs if they have any other failures.

BTW: I have found some of my GI mags have what appears to be a stainless steel spring.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:24:08 AM EST
I buy used, refinish and bake as per instructions on this sight. After that, I occasionally dissassmble, clean, and dry lube body and spring. Oh yeah- i replace black followers with green anti-tilt.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 8:45:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Navy4Life:
...disassemble them and clean and lube them & disassemble them and refurbish the finish on them???

Thanks!




Never have in 4 years except for after my first trip to the desert. I said screw this after that. There's no reason to.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:36:02 PM EST
never
dont have too; i got good mags and i try to refrain from neglecting them
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 3:02:47 AM EST
Only when I drop them in the sand and even then I dont dissassemble them, I have some funky brush that you jam up in there and it helps get the crud out.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:59:56 AM EST
I never refinish the mags. I only clean them if they have enough crap inside that I can hear it when I shake the empty mag.

Otherwise I shoot them until they fail and then replace the spring and follower and shoot them some more.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:03:14 PM EST
Maybe once a year I will break them open and pull a dry rag trough them.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:56:53 PM EST
Worn finishes on your mags are a sign of dilgent training and something to be envied.
It scares the bad guys when they realize you actually USE your equipment, and you aren't just some pussy with a safe full of NIB rifles and NIW mags.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:42:27 AM EST
I just bought some used 30rd USGIs...I dissasempted all of them and cleaned, but that's gonna be it for a long while.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 12:13:21 PM EST
Dont have a cleaning program for my mags, I got far too many for that,...All mags are numbered, If one starts to Fail to hold open then Ill clean it. Otherwise No....Im a Dirty Mag whore!
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