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Posted: 12/1/2002 2:35:23 PM EDT
This is probably a rookie question, but once again, I've searched for an answer and can't locate one:

Why are Colt 20 round mags priced higher than their 30 rounders?

Granted, it's only a couple bucks difference, but the dealer at the show today had 30's for $25 NIW, and 20's for $28.

-DE
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 2:45:13 PM EDT
That's kind of odd - in my experience, it's much harder to find 30-round mags with Colt floorplates than 20-rd Colt mags. Are you sure the "Colt" 30-rd mags actually were Colt mags (with the pony symbol on the floorplate, etc.) and not the bogus Colts without the pony? If they're the real deal, buy them up! (And send me some [:D] ) Gabe
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 3:25:37 PM EDT
In general, there are many more 30 rounders than 20 rounders. The army only used 20 rounders for about a decade. The 30 rounders have been in use for 20+ years. As to Colt, there is no reason to buy Colt mags if they cost more than other USGI mags. The premium for the Colts are for floorplates only.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 4:01:02 PM EDT
There were indeed genuine Colt floorplates, though I didn't check the mag bodies for the "CI" I'll bring extra cash next time I go and will verify the mag bodies - he's a regular show dealer. As to purchasing Colt, I agree, it's just for the name and resale value. For my shooters, I prefer used non-Colt USGI mags. -DE
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