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Posted: 12/29/2012 2:13:48 AM EDT
Is there an easy way to tell the difference between L1A1 and FAL magazines?

I've got a box of magazines I got with an L1A1 parts kit that I sold years ago. I'm thinking about selling them, but I want to make sure of what i've got first.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 3:37:16 AM EDT
IIRC the L1A1 magazines are more sturdy. One easily spotted difference is the magazine catch... left=L1A1, right=metric:

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 4:27:47 AM EDT
The floor plate is different as well.

L1A1 mag floorplate is wider.

The L1A1 mags do seem to be more sturdy.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:07:49 AM EDT
Thanks! I'll get them out of the box and see what i've got. I remember there were a mix of both L1A1 and FAL magazines.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 1:12:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 1:13:31 PM EDT by dreiwhit]
I just pulled them all out. I hadn't looked at them in 15+ years. From looking at the picture, they turned out to be FAL magazines instead of L1A1 magazines.

I appreciate the information and the help!
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