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Posted: 5/23/2002 8:50:04 PM EDT

Today my unopened case of brand new FN FAL factory boxed mags from Tapco arrived. Now I am wondering if I should open the box or just leave the box alone. I don't believe the box adds any value to them but it's kind of neat seeing/having a unopened box of these mags around, and I already have six like new mags so it's not like i need them right away. What would you do?

The printing on the tag says:
Magazin,Stangen-,
GEW 7.62mm GI
Stuck 10
F.N. HERSTAL BELGIEN



Link Posted: 5/23/2002 9:11:36 PM EDT

Ah, I have a box of those too. I just left 5 mags in the wrap, in the box for a rainy day.

The best solution? Buy another 10 pack!
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 9:21:08 PM EDT
I did the same thing, I had purchased over 20 various magazines either used or new, before I ran across the TAPCO deal. When I bought them, I just left them in the same case you've got pictured. Got plenty of other FAL mags so why bother opening the pack?

Honestly, I figured I'd order another case and set them aside, and wait till the price jumps up to $40.00 per mag like the M14 Mags!!!!!

Even if it takes 10 years that's cool!!!!
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 10:00:12 PM EDT
Thanks guys for replying. I kind of thought I would not be the only one that would question opening the box. I agree with your just buy more answers but DSA said my rifle is scheduled to be built the end of June if the tactical barrels come in as planed. And I want to buy Trijicons new TRIPOWER sight and also send the rifle to Lauer for their Tiger Stripe camo job, It should be a great looking rifle when it's completed.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 11:33:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2002 11:35:43 PM EDT by warlord]

Originally Posted By starsil9:
Honestly, I figured I'd order another case and set them aside, and wait till the price jumps up to $40.00 per mag like the M14 Mags!!!!!

Even if it takes 10 years that's cool!!!!


What happens if the '94 Fed. AW ban in 2004 expires with no replacement? The price of 10+ round mags if you live in a uncontrolled state that has no limits on mag capacity could drop.

Link Posted: 5/24/2002 6:27:22 AM EDT
Warlord, do you really think that's going to happer.

Joe
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 6:35:27 AM EDT
I got a box of those mags a couple of months ago. And I really didn't know if I really wanted to open that 35+ year old sealed bag or not. That lasted about 15 seconds.

I, too, have thought about getting another box just to leave sealed up.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 7:02:59 AM EDT
I reluctantly opened one of my cases because I had to see the mags' condition - peeled off a half crumbling paper wrapper to reveal an perfect new magazine. The rest remain sealed for a rainy day.
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