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Posted: 9/24/2004 1:54:06 AM EST
If I were to try and find a local person to make hi-cap mags, should I look for a machine shop, metalworker, gunsmith, etc? Where should I start?

Hell, maybe I can go to a school that has a machine shop for their students and enlist their help as a project?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 1:55:57 AM EST
I'm thinking metal welder.


Go could use flat sheets of metal and bend and weld.. Then just buy the springs and followers


SGatr15
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:14:56 AM EST
Making production mags is a serious industrial task. You'll need tool and die makers, a large punch press, maybe a hydro press, a welder, and more than minor fixturing. You can probably get one or two prototype mags from a genuine old school craftsman, but they are getting harder to come by. A small model shop is the most likely place to find one. Do you have prints of what you want to make?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:32:22 PM EST
Well, I just found out that DPMS is going to make the 30 rounders for their .22LR upper - so I don't think I'll be going into the business now :)
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:33:46 PM EST
CNC!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:35:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
CNC!


Um who would pay $100 a mag?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:40:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
CNC!


Um who would pay $100 a mag?

For the last 10 years? Thousands of people!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:49:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:
Well, I just found out that DPMS is going to make the 30 rounders for their .22LR upper - so I don't think I'll be going into the business now :)



Production tooling for 30 round .22LR AR mags would probably have run you in the neighborhood of a quarter million. After you had a design. Start up costs for something like that are just brutal.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 1:14:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
CNC!


Um who would pay $100 a mag?

For the last 10 years? Thousands of people!

Not me . Most I ever paid for a mag was $20.
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