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Posted: 12/17/2016 9:33:13 PM EST
I discovered that two of my Colt AR magazines were diminished capacity, 20-round down to 10 or 5 round (don't have any .223 ammo to test them with.)

I took them apart and found that they this removable "U" shaped piece of metal that kept the follower from lowering all the way down by blocking the front and back of the follower.

Anyone have any info on these?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:34:53 PM EST
Sounds like a hunting thing.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:36:43 PM EST
No ammo. Wtf ?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:37:49 PM EST
For Slave States?

Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:38:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 9:38:35 PM EST by durka]
The Colt 5 rd mags were shipped with the old Sporter rifles and carbines. The hole in the bottom of the U-block aligned with the hole in the floor plate and was riveted in place. They were useful to meet hunting regulations.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:38:35 PM EST
AWB years, I had a couple, they were blocked at 10 rounds. I assumed that's how colt was complying with mag ban.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:40:47 PM EST
I bought a new blue label sporter in '90 that had those riveted in (for a short time).
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:42:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Firefoxammo:
No ammo. Wtf ?
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*He's right ya know.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:44:25 PM EST
you dont have any ammo?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:44:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 9:45:51 PM EST by VA-BlkRifle]
so you have a club, and you're worried about a small piece of it?

You know it's bad if generalkaos comes out of hiding.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:55:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By JTF-B:
I discovered that two of my Colt AR magazines were diminished capacity, 20-round down to 10 or 5 round (don't have any .223 ammo to test them with.)

I took them apart and found that they this removable "U" shaped piece of metal that kept the follower from lowering all the way down by blocking the front and back of the follower.

Anyone have any info on these?
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They came out in the late 80's when Colt introduced the "Sporter" series for us filthy civilians.
There is (or was) a small demand for the inserts in states with a 5rd hunting limit.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:58:16 PM EST
You know the rules. Pictures of wife or pictures of wife with the ammo.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:58:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Firefoxammo:
No ammo. Wtf ?
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13'ah!!
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:00:54 PM EST
They existed long before the ban.

My 1979 SP1 came with two 20 round mags blocked to five rounds with the U shaped spacer. No rivets in the floor plates though. Those are ban era mags.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:21:53 PM EST
Insert voice from the movie Idiocracy " Why no ammo you gots"
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:24:23 PM EST
No ammo. Da faq OP. You put gas in your cars?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:29:03 PM EST
I bought a Govt. Carbine back in '93 before the AWB and it came with two 20 rounders that had the U shaped piece riveted in place to limit them to 5 rounds. I drilled out rivet and promptly removed them from both of the mags.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:32:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dcat:
You know the rules. Pictures of wife or pictures of wife with the ammo.
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But he got no ammo.
Maybe no wifes also.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:35:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 10:38:27 PM EST by TruckinAR]
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Originally Posted By Firefoxammo:
No ammo. Wtf ?
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^this

WTF OP?!?!?!

ETA: WTF kind a stupid horse shit is that? No fuckin' ammoes!!?!?!?!

Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:40:47 PM EST
You don't have any ammo? LOL
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 11:15:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 90SH556:
Sounds like a hunting thing.
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Colt sold some like that prior to the '94 ban, when they were selling the neutered AR's (large trigger pin, double-headed screw front pivot pin, no bayonet lug, etc).  I've got one somewhere that I removed the insert from that was with a preban rifle.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 11:17:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 11:19:19 AM EST by 6winchester2]
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Originally Posted By durka:
The Colt 5 rd mags were shipped with the old Sporter rifles and carbines. The hole in the bottom of the U-block aligned with the hole in the floor plate and was riveted in place. They were useful to meet hunting regulations.
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This, and/or ban era shit.

ETA: And yes, I would be more worried about that whole "I don't have any ammo" shit thing if I were you.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 11:17:46 AM EST

You bouht two AR mags but don't even have 11 rounds to put in them?!?!?  
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