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Posted: 9/29/2004 11:34:52 AM EST
I see they have two mags .... the $12 ones that say "excellent condition" and the $5 ones that say "used in good condition".

Has anyone ordered both to see the difference? I am the type that will buy the $12 mags ... but if the $5 ones are ok, heck, I can buy alot more!

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:44:51 AM EST
i got some of both a while ago. after you use the $12 mags once, they're the same as the $5 mags!
they give free springs now w/ the $5 item too don't they?
gonna get at least one L4A1 30 rounder too??? mmmm they're nice!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:45:23 AM EST
To me it is worth the difference. The $5 ones look like shit if you ask me. If you are going to use a few for range mags or beaters than go for it. I got some $5 mags when I ordered $12 mags and had to send them back.

Also check over at TAPCO and see what they have. If they still have any of the boxed new mags(10 per box) grab some of those.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 12:02:12 PM EST
All I saw at Tapco was the Aluminum mags ......

CDNN has new ones with a loader for $8.99, not sure what brand or quality they are though.

the Steyr $12 units sound like a sure thing......
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 12:05:20 PM EST
Both seems to function fine and the $5.00 ones have spare springs with them.

If you plan on finishing/painting/etc them you might as well get the $5.00 ones.

MT
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 12:40:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By skid2964:
All I saw at Tapco was the Aluminum mags ......

CDNN has new ones with a loader for $8.99, not sure what brand or quality they are though.

the Steyr $12 units sound like a sure thing......



Very solid mags.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 12:45:17 PM EST
been a while since i got mine from DSA...sounds as if maybe the average condition is lees now. maybe that's why i didn't get new springs with mine...
i also got a BIG bagful of VG++ mags from militarygunsupply.com for $3-4 each. many were like new. all the para mags were new, that was months ago too, don't know what their current stock is like.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:53:26 PM EST
I have both. The $5 mags work great.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:07:47 PM EST
The last I knew, Military Gun Supply had FAL mags for $3 each. They had both FN and Steyr ones.

I purchased a number of the Steyr ones a couple of months ago and am quite happy with what I got.

You might check with them and see if they still have any.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:55:45 AM EST
I'll chime in with another plus for MSG - they did me good...


- georgestrings
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:58:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 11:35:44 AM EST
MSG, I bought 5 brand new aluminum mags for $20.00, as for the DSA mags, get the cheap ones with new springs, degrease the shit out of them, paint them with walmart 1200 degree engine paint then bake the mags for 3 hours at 550, it won't come off.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:50:27 AM EST
Try the Tapco aluminum mags. If you buy 10+ they are $5 a piece. The ones I got could have passed for brand new, nice with a flat black finish. Well worth the price. I got some of the DSA steel mags a few months ago. Out of 6, 2 wouldn't hold the bolt back, and one was so dirty and sandy I had to strip it down and give it a thourough cleaning. The finish on that mag was all but gone. But not bad overall. They do the job.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:17:24 AM EST
Got 5 cheapies from DSA coming, hope they come w/ new springs
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:25:30 PM EST
I order 2 of the $5 mags a few weeks ago. They do come with a spare set of new springs. The finish looks like new. One was a Steyr with the witness holes and the other wasnt. The condition was very good on both mags but I havent fired them yet.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 11:22:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By brian427cobra:
MSG, I bought 5 brand new aluminum mags for $20.00, as for the DSA mags, get the cheap ones with new springs, degrease the shit out of them, paint them with walmart 1200 degree engine paint then bake the mags for 3 hours at 550, it won't come off.



I tried this with some steel mags that I found at Knob Creek. Excellent recipe. They look great, and the finish seems to be pretty durable. THanks for the tip. Also, I primed before painting.
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