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Posted: 12/30/2005 8:47:09 AM EDT
Anybody have any idea why are new manufacture mags date stamped?

The ban is dead & before the ban, most if not all mags didn't have any date markings. So now why do manufactures continue to put month & year dates on them?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:48:45 AM EDT
The ban in still alive and well in some states.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:52:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VLODPG:
before the ban, most if not all mags didn't have any date markings.



Most of mine (pre 94) have date markings.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:55:00 AM EDT
So what does that have to do with the manufacture of mags. It's up to the state to prove complience or lack of it! Not intended as a flame, but when I need to replace mag bodies, do these now become evil banned mags that I have to be concerned about when I travel into upstate NY, with my pre94 firearm, to do some weekend shootin?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:55:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 8:56:40 AM EDT by VLODPG]

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By VLODPG:
before the ban, most if not all mags didn't have any date markings.



Most of mine (pre 94) have date markings.



What brands? I have enough mags not to be really concerned with the issue, but I still thing about such things.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:55:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 8:56:39 AM EDT by racer934]
My new Sig mags are not stamped.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:55:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
The ban in still alive and well in some states.



Yeah, but is there some way for the state govts to enforce date stamping?
If not, this would help our brothers in these states. Screw those states, why help them to screw us if we don't have to.

Maybe some of the commie state residents could chime in.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:56:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VLODPG:

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By VLODPG:
before the ban, most if not all mags didn't have any date markings.



Most of mine (pre 94) have date markings.



What brands?



That's easy....Colt!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:58:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:

Originally Posted By VLODPG:

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By VLODPG:
before the ban, most if not all mags didn't have any date markings.



Most of mine (pre 94) have date markings.



What brands?



That's easy....Colt!



When I get home I will check my mags, I may be mistaken but my Colt mags don't have dates.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:59:13 AM EDT
Its to make sure you get the freshest mags available.. No one like stale or moldy mags!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:01:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By drjarhead:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
The ban in still alive and well in some states.



Yeah, but is there some way for the state govts to enforce date stamping?



I think the states cannot enforce or demand date stamping on new magazines, but I suspect manufacturers are doing it to be cooperative, knowing there are state bans still in effect. I think manufacturers are also doing it in anticipation of (not expectation of) another national ban.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:03:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 9:04:46 AM EDT by repub18]

Originally Posted By Lexington:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
The ban in still alive and well in some states.



Yeah, but is there some way for the state govts to enforce date stamping?



I think the states cannot enforce or demand date stamping on new magazines, but I suspect manufacturers are doing it to be cooperative, knowing there are state bans still in effect. I think manufacturers are also doing it in anticipation of (not expectation of) another national ban.




Yeah, thats it. and I suppose they removed the LEO markings for this reason too. I am pretty sure Uncle Sam requires the date stamps. Or it is used to track down lots of mags and such.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:03:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Its to make sure you get the freshest mags available.. No one like stale or moldy mags!



Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:04:10 AM EDT
Warranty Purposes???

Ted...
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:22:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By Lexington:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
The ban in still alive and well in some states.



Yeah, but is there some way for the state govts to enforce date stamping?



I think the states cannot enforce or demand date stamping on new magazines, but I suspect manufacturers are doing it to be cooperative, knowing there are state bans still in effect. I think manufacturers are also doing it in anticipation of (not expectation of) another national ban.




Yeah, thats it. and I suppose they removed the LEO markings for this reason too. I am pretty sure Uncle Sam requires the date stamps. Or it is used to track down lots of mags and such.



Pretty sure? Show me the regulation. I have my "Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide" handy and I just can't find that one. Or perhaps you just took a bad guess.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:24:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lexington:

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By Lexington:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
The ban in still alive and well in some states.



Yeah, but is there some way for the state govts to enforce date stamping?



I think the states cannot enforce or demand date stamping on new magazines, but I suspect manufacturers are doing it to be cooperative, knowing there are state bans still in effect. I think manufacturers are also doing it in anticipation of (not expectation of) another national ban.




Yeah, thats it. and I suppose they removed the LEO markings for this reason too. I am pretty sure Uncle Sam requires the date stamps. Or it is used to track down lots of mags and such.



Pretty sure? Show me the regulation. I have my "Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide" handy and I just can't find that one. Or perhaps you just took a bad guess.



For govt contracts not law.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 10:28:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 10:30:26 AM EDT by markm]

Originally Posted By VLODPG:

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By VLODPG:
before the ban, most if not all mags didn't have any date markings.



Most of mine (pre 94) have date markings.



What brands? I have enough mags not to be really concerned with the issue, but I still thing about such things.



Okays. But it's hit and miss. Most have dates. A few have nothing.
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