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Posted: 1/7/2003 5:42:21 AM EDT
I know this isn't an ar mag question, but what the heck. I have a 30rd mag for my 10/22 & the little part on the rear of the mag that locks it in, is wearing of & it wont lock properly. Does anyone have a repair solution. I dont want to throw it away as a new one is quite costly, & frankly I can't justify purchaseing another. Thanks in advance for any help.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 11:38:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 3:14:25 PM EDT
The method of drilling out the nub and inserting a steel pin is the method that John Norrell recomends in the November 2002 issue of Small Arms Review.

Link Posted: 1/7/2003 4:53:27 PM EDT
Heh, you beat me to it.  I knew I had recently read about this procedure in SAR.  [:)]

You might want to see if you can find a back issue at [url=http://www.smallarmsreview.com/]SmallArmsReview.com[/url].

I also believe that [url=http://www.jtdistributing.com]J&T Distributing[/url] carries back issue of SAR.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 9:56:07 PM EDT
Here's something I tried on a Butler Creek 10 rounder after it wore out just to see if it could be done. I took an Xacto Knife and carefully split the mag in two. It worked ok and I was able to put it back together. I think you could buy a cheap 10 rounder and replace the red parts in your 25/30 round mag and glue them back together.

Bang [8p]
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:04:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:17:05 PM EDT
Ya I know. That's why I said it was for Butler Creek mags. Just passing on some info.

Bang [8p]
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:41:43 PM EDT
Thanks ARkie, & Red-leg, I just sent a fax to small arms review for the 2002 nov issue. I really appreciate all of you big brothers out there that are watching out to take care of us boots!
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