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Posted: 6/25/2003 11:34:55 AM EDT
I bought my preban AR15 with a 20rd Colt Magazine. I thought it was a 20rd. until I loaded it, and it only went to 5 rds. I don't think it's a postban, but it's VERY hard to get the bottom off to remove the stopper if it is a preban. Can anyone help distinguish the bottom plates of pre and post 20's? (BTW, I already read the MAG FAQ).
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 11:49:12 AM EDT
If it's postban, you won't be able to take it apart without destroying the mag. Sounds like you have a pre ban "hunting" mag. IMHO I'd keep it a 5 rounder and buy a 20/30 rounder. Marketwise, the original 5 round hunting mags will get you 5-10 bucks more than a 20 round mag.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 12:03:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 12:05:55 PM EDT by rmdye]
sounds like my colt 5 rounders, and I got mine with a preban rifle I got new in the early 90's, my sporter had 2 mags like that looked like a 20 rounder but the only held 5 rounds. Ronald edited since i still cant spell
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 12:06:38 PM EDT
I think it only has a block in it. I'm not sure...
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 12:36:08 PM EDT
Can you post a pic/scan? Does it have 2 visible pop rivets in the base plate? (if so, they can be drilled out, and the block can be removed...it's just a "U" shaped piece of sheet metal) My pre-ban Colt Match-HBar came with 2 of those...they were quickly "modified"
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:18:53 PM EDT
Yes, 2 pop-out little things. I haven't been able to just "remove" it. So I think I'll take your advise and drill the SOB...
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