Why do you insist on hijacking this thread?
It is not a technical request for help.
It is not a forum to discuss issues vaguely related to what I am wanting to buy.
If you guys want to talk amongst yourselves, use Ma Bell, email, IM, etc. Give me a break!
Now you're accusing me of having a disingenuous motives to ask to buy 5 round riveted mags! Enough is enough. Get a life (outside of my thread).
I'm glad your little world in NV is not silly, but where I will be doing hunting, there are mag laws, that are silly. My reasons to want 5rd mags is because I need them. I have well over 40 20rd mags and at least 3 times that in 30s; I don't need more (well, that is debateable in some circles, haha). Don't sugggest I'm trying to rip someone off.
As far as your rivet removal theory - it does destroy/deface the baseplate a little when you remove the rivet. There will be a hole where the rivet was that 20rounders don't normally have. Therefore, if you grind off the rivet and remove the reducer, you don't have a collectable Colt 20 because it has a screwed up (collectable issue) baseplate.
Do me a favor, get a life, use the proper forums for certain types of discussions, and quit accusing me of internet "treachery".
I have had some transactions already occur. Thanks to you guys, but I still need some more (not from you Fixer - I do have morals and principles, haha).