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Posted: 6/18/2003 7:47:22 PM EDT
Up to this point, I have ignored 20-rounders. I usually just buy NIW 30-rounders.

I am ready to get some 20-rounders from EE, but it seems that there are no NIW 20-rounders.

Are NIW 20's harder to find than the NIW 30's ?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:36:26 PM EDT
20 rnd mags came in boxes not bags. (As far as I know)So I would look for that or no wrapper at all. The ones that I have are all colt. I have had these for a long time and not sure if you can still find them like this. Sorry they are not for sale!!! [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid9/p94fd61fa4c6c40e4ced358c1a0d76f8c/fe26715d.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid9/p329303caab6cce36f04226771f5c4b97/fe267158.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid9/p3ee978921afb0211172eb16659f8c8b6/fe26715e.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid9/p97f35a2222f811b91501d20110b52472/fe26715b.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 8:00:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AMMOTECH: Sorry they are not for sale!!!
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[bounce] AmmoTech, ARE THOSE FOR SALE ???? [bounce] Just joking. Thanks for the info !!!
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:01:03 PM EDT
Actually, Colt 20 round mags did come in 4-packs, sealed air-tight in brown paper wrappers. Inside the wrappers were two packages of two mags wrapped in silver vapor phase inhibitor paper. I have unpacked several of these packages that were dated 1967 and 1970, and even one dated 1963 on the outside, and the magazines were all in absolutely perfect condition. The 1970 dated mags had 5.56mm marked baseplates, while the earlier ones had .223 marked baseplates. Hope this helps, John
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 3:18:53 AM EDT
They also came in 7 packs (configured like the 4 packs). -- Chuck
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 11:25:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2003 11:31:47 AM EDT by Troy]
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:40:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2003 8:42:11 PM EDT by G35]
Originally Posted By Troy: The last contract for USGI 20-rounders ended in 1971 -Troy
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That was going to be my next question. Thanks for the pre-emptive answer. So, if the AW Ban is not replaced next year, does this mean that there will be no new 20's made for the consumer sector ?
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 4:35:45 AM EDT
Gazing into my crystal ball. It depends on the manufacturers. There could be if a manufacturer decided that the demand was there. I wouldn't be surprised if the original dies were still in storage somewhere.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 6:24:58 AM EDT
I like 20s. I hope someone makes them. Wasn't there some 20's made shortly before the ban that were not a straight body? They looked like chopped 30s? With the body starting to curve just before the bottom of the magazine?
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 1:13:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 123whisper: I like 20s. I hope someone makes them. Wasn't there some 20's made shortly before the ban that were not a straight body? They looked like chopped 30s? With the body starting to curve just before the bottom of the magazine?
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Labelle made them. They had a black teflon finish. They also came in a plastic wrapper. I believe that something only like 2000 of them made it out before the ban.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 4:18:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
Originally Posted By 123whisper: I like 20s. I hope someone makes them. Wasn't there some 20's made shortly before the ban that were not a straight body? They looked like chopped 30s? With the body starting to curve just before the bottom of the magazine?
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Labelle made them. They had a black teflon finish. They also came in a plastic wrapper. I believe that something only like 2000 of them made it out before the ban.
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Yep. I have a couple of these, made by Labelle and with Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services floorplates.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:57:52 PM EDT
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't there new USGI 20 rounds mags available for LEO/Military?? If so, it's reasonable to believe that they'll be available to civilians if the ban dies.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 6:23:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 6:34:28 PM EDT
Thanks Troy. Corey
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 5:44:15 PM EDT
Colt still sells 20 rounders with it's LEO guns and Bushmaster offers 20 rounders for LEO sales. CRC
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:03:45 PM EDT
I just picked up what looks like the 20-rounders in the picture at the top of the thread. They may not have been NIW (NIB), but they sure as heck were a close second. The gun store had them advertised as "20th anniversary" edition or some such. Same markings as in the picture, except stamped 223 instead of 5.56. The store in Austin (TX) had about 15 for sale.
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