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Posted: 5/27/2003 4:06:45 PM EDT

remove spring (pull back feed lips and remove through top)

cut out a 2 inch long W shaped piece of spring out

put it back in and bend feed lips back over it
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:09:01 PM EDT
Is this for the Crappy steel USA mags???
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:30:52 PM EDT
one of the biggest things wrong with AR's is there mags. If it works for you please let us know but I'm leaving mine alone I'll just load one in the chamber. Really please let give feedback after doing this to several mags and how are you getting the lips back to spec? Why can't you just remove the floor plate? Sorry if I'm ignorant but this sounds pretty fishy to me. Thanks Glockdog Airborne!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:46:52 PM EDT
OK napalm113, you have a couple hooked-time to reel them in! [;D] DILBERT_556
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:54:12 PM EDT
All I have are the USGI mags, but know a few guys who got stuck with some USA mags.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:55:02 PM EDT
http://groups.msn.com/larsstuff/memberphotos.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=505
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:03:10 PM EDT
This link goes to a members only area. DILBERT_556
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:07:11 PM EDT
http://groups.msn.com/larsstuff/weapons.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=506
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:10:04 PM EDT
Bad links, but by all means reel me in Glockdog Airborne!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:18:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By napalm113: [url]http://groups.msn.com/larsstuff/weapons.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=506
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Link Posted: 5/28/2003 4:00:21 AM EDT
OMG! He (or someone) actually did remove the spring from the top of the mag by prying back the feed lips! Wie dumm von ihn! Noah
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:53:12 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:07:37 AM EDT
WTF! What a waste!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:08:44 AM EDT
Wow this is one of the dumbest posts I have seen.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:35:27 AM EDT
I had to, the bottom plate is permanently fixed in place on these cheap mags.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:12:58 PM EDT
O I see, sorry. I just would not bother with a mag that crappy. But hey if it works good.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:59:25 PM EDT
one of the biggest things wrong with AR's is there mags.
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HUH? The only people who ever have problems with AR mags are guys who continue to buy $5 USA mags... Buy GI mags, and you won't have problems... unless of course you buy $5 worn out mags.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:10:44 PM EDT
This same guy [:K] is still playing on the internet with his airsoft guns? first it was the ATF agent coming to his house 2nd it was he was going into the military etc 3rd it was how to make a post ban with pre-ban Now it is this...... good grief.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:33:41 PM EDT
all of that stuff is true though. this is me at the range with my rifle http://groups.msn.com/larsstuff/personal.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=501
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:34:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Onslaught:
one of the biggest things wrong with AR's is there mags.
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HUH? The only people who ever have problems with AR mags are guys who continue to buy $5 USA mags... Buy GI mags, and you won't have problems... unless of course you buy $5 worn out mags.
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where can you buy steel mags for $5?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:40:46 PM EDT
http://catalog.jgsales.com/ Aftermarket AR-15 steel 30 round mags: $8 each if you buy 50 or more "May require some fitting."
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:44:56 PM EDT
what would I need 50 for?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:46:58 PM EDT
Why, the mutants, of course.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 2:01:49 PM EDT
Oops, they've gone up to $9.99 at [url=http://www.cdnninvestments.com/22330blustee.html]CDNN Investments[/url] But still, $5 or $10, they're not worth $1, so why buy them at all? The good ones (USGI Aluminum) start around $20 each, which still won't break the bank. Or if you gotta have steel, buy the SA80 mags from Tapco! But if you really still want junk, [url=http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-6159032-11079827?sid=j6ojryowqq00zk8a012b1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportsmansguide.com%2Fcb%2Fcb.asp?p=WX2&i=10224]here's[/url] a 40 round mag for $12.95!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 2:18:18 PM EDT
I got a USA 30 and a 40 for free. Thats the only reason I have them
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 2:57:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 3:01:18 PM EDT by DevL]
[b]12 Easy steps to make a functional 31 round mag from a USA steel mag....[/b] 1. Pry back feed lips on USA mag. 2. Remove Spring and follower. 3. Insert spring and follower into USGI body. 4. Remove spring and follower your new mag. 5. Replace with USGI or Wolff spring and green follower. 6. Put new USGI floor plate on magazine. 7. Load with M193. 8. Insert mag into rifle. 9. Lock and load. 10. Remove mag from rifle. 11. Top off with 1 round. 12. Reinsert magazine. You should try this! It really works well!
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 1:51:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ak10007: O I see, sorry. I just would not bother with a mag that crappy. But hey if it works good.
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I guess you where right, I tried pulling the plate out with pliers and it moved. I just assumed it was fixed in place because there was some discoloration like the kind caused by welding. If any one knows where to find dirt cheap USA steel mags, tell me, I only take my rifle to the range so it doesn't matter if they fail on me, I would just like to have a bunch of these to fill in my ammo pouches
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 2:01:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By napalm113: what would I need 50 for?
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To keep up the mag expeiriments. What do you do when you want to get an extra person in your car?
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 2:40:59 PM EDT
"What a magical pile of Najavo horse shit.." -Nicolos Cage, Windtalkers Seriosuly though the reason the cheap mags suck is because when the bolt slides across the top of the round on it's way back to eject a spent cartridge it will sometimes cause the new round to jump out of the mag. This could be fixed by weakening the spring I guess.. I was an idoit and bought alot before I knew any better so maybe I'll try it tonight and let you guys know..
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