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Posted: 7/11/2003 4:33:12 PM EDT
I have 2 questions with regard to legality. In the first case, I'm *not* trying to pull a fast one as I believe it to be legal, but for the second one, I'm just not sure:

1) Can I replace a mag body (and keep and crush the old body) and replace the internals with new internals? I think this is OK, but just checking.
2) Can I take a pre-ban 20rd mag and replace the body with a new curved 20rd replacement mag body?

Thanks,
BoB
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 6:02:17 AM EDT
1. No need to crush the old mag body. 2. Why on earth would you want to put a curved 20 round magazine body on a perfectly reliable USGI 20 round straight body magazine? -- Chuck
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 8:03:56 AM EDT
1) Hmmmm. Do I need to throw out the old internals? I thought if you had a body and internals the BATF considered it another mag. 2) Supposedly that's the new milspec, but no pre-bans were ever made. I just wanted to replace one for show. BoB
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 9:03:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BoB-O: 1) Hmmmm. Do I need to throw out the old internals? I thought if you had a body and internals the BATF considered it another mag. BoB
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I thought the same thing. Not the case?
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:39:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 8:41:00 AM EDT by BoB-O]
I have one more question. Can I buy a piece of sh*t mag (promag, etc.) for cheap and then replace the mag body? I thought they weren't milspec, but are they close? If they aren't, do the replacemnt rules specify it has to be a direct replacement or are they mostly concerned that you're trading preban for preban? To bottom-line it: Can I take a random AR-15 preban mag, crush it, and then build myself a new one using replacement parts? Thanks a ton, BoB
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 10:32:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BoB-O: I have one more question. Can I buy a piece of sh*t mag (promag, etc.) for cheap and then replace the mag body? I thought they weren't milspec, but are they close? If they aren't, do the replacemnt rules specify it has to be a direct replacement or are they mostly concerned that you're trading preban for preban? To bottom-line it: Can I take a random AR-15 preban mag, crush it, and then build myself a new one using replacement parts? Thanks a ton, BoB
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I've heard people on the board suggest this course of action to others, and it sounds like it would be OK to me, since you're not creating a new high cap mag. Perhaps Troy or someone can enlighten us.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 12:57:15 PM EDT
You can use any kind of mag (for the AR15), as long as it is a preban with over 10 rounds. Just make sure you crush the body beyond a shadow of a doubt that it will function. Just keep the body, junk the POS internals and replace them with new ones.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 3:09:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 3:09:41 PM EDT by Bang]
Sounds like a great way to get rid of the junk that's on the market and a good excuse to buy some of your orange followers and chrome silicon springs. The ones I got from you work great.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 3:16:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mw365:
Originally Posted By BoB-O: 1) Hmmmm. Do I need to throw out the old internals? I thought if you had a body and internals the BATF considered it another mag. BoB
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I thought the same thing. Not the case?
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The BATF considers a collection of parts sufficient to create a magazine a magazine.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 3:53:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BoB-O: I have 2 questions with regard to legality. In the first case, I'm *not* trying to pull a fast one as I believe it to be legal, but for the second one, I'm just not sure: 1) Can I replace a mag body (and keep and crush the old body) and replace the internals with new internals? I think this is OK, but just checking. 2) Can I take a pre-ban 20rd mag and replace the body with a new curved 20rd replacement mag body? Thanks, BoB
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(O4) How does the law define the term "large capacity ammunition feeding device?" The term "large capacity ammunition feeding device" is defined as a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device manufactured after September 13, 1994, that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. [b] Large capacity ammunition feeding devices in knockdown (disassembled) condition consisting of all parts needed to assemble a complete large capacity ammunition feeding device are subject to regulation if the parts are segregated or packaged together and held by a person as the parts for the assembly of a particular device. [/b] {18 U.S.C. 921(a)(31)} As far as replacement of parts goes... It is my understanding that you may replace all of the parts in a mag, just not [i]all[/i] at the same time. You could change the body, spring, and follower and keep the floor plate. You could then change the floor plate out at a later time if you had to. FB
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