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There have been a few questions about AR mags so I thought I would post the best information I've been able to find about them. I even carry this document in my Palm Pilot for when I go to gun shows. It's too large to fit in a single post here so I'm putting it in the Articles section of our home page. You can access it directly here:

AR15 Mag FAQ
 

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hey guys i "found" a set fo 20 rd mags in the garage. they are black steel no markings or stamps. the foot plate is also black no markings or stamps. any ideas to who made these or how today them? i live in the prk
 

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Sound like Promags. Not great BUT hey, in the PRK take em! "Found" them in your garage huh? Where's your garage... Nevada? :lol:
 
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BTW, as they don't have any markings date or otherwise you COULD be in for trouble if "caught" (highly unlikely though) with these evil items here in the PRK. Tried as a Federal case adjudication is determined on the pro-ponderous of evidence... if you have purchase receipts, keep 'em!
 

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PRK??

Educate me, what is PRK?
 

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That would be the People's Republic of Kalifornia. It looks like you live in it as well, comrade :(
 
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I decided the PRK sounded too nice and disguise the true National Socialist/Fascist nature of these Liberals so for me now it's the Nationalsozialistisch Volksrepublik Kalifornia or NVK... catchy stuff. :wink:
 

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so technically if i had mags prior to 01-01-00 they would be legal in PRK? mainly i finally dug my dads old gun safe out of the attic and found what appears to be a box of tracers and tons of magsm and a p38.
 

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The mags and P38 you found in your dad's safe are ok to hang on to, but the tracers I don't think are legal to own in the People's Republic of California.
 

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Boy, you're not kidding about the USA mags being bad!

I bought a mag advertised as USGI spec. I was testing it out, just running rounds through the chamber by hand. Every bullet gets scraped by the sharp edge as it gets chambered (lots of sharp edges elsewhere, a real hazard), and 1 of the cases was dented. And the last round popped out with the next-to-last round. Every time. The finish is not to my liking either

The FAQ says USA are not stamped, but this one says:

AR-15
USA

$14 :flush: :x

EDIT: the stamping reads:
AR-15
MADE IN USA

Maybe it's not USA brand mag.

EDIT: I have two of the new Brownell's 30rd mags, and so far they are flawless.
 

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Full Cap Generic-Looking Mags...

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Sound like Promags. Not great BUT hey, in the PRK take em!
Having just bought my Su-16CA the other day (get it on the 11th, woot!), I dug through my extra mags. About 8 or 9 years ago a lady whose boyfriend died gave me a tacklebox full of stuff, including a bunch of cleaning stuff, spare ammo, and about a couple dozen magazines. I've given away most of them over the years whenever I run across someone who has a matching gun... only 8 mags left! A pair of Ruger .22LR mags, a couple pairs of .45 mags, and 2 full cap .223 mags.

So these suckers are all black metal, black follower, no stamping anywhere on them. The follower has no "legs" on it. They seem pretty cheap, but in the PRK, pretty much happy to have what I've got.

In examining them, one of them the feed lip is quite noticably lower than the other, and since it's not connected to the back, I'm guessing I can bend it to match with some pliars? The other is identical except the feed lips are more symetrical and even. The floorplates are flat, with single hole about 1/2" from the "nose" end. The nose-end thin-side has a single hole about 1/4" from the top. The tail-end thin-side is solid, no holes. The mags have curved bodies.

My questions are:

1. Think it's ok for me to bend the feed lip up a tad to make the lips even?
2. Think they're safe to use?
3. Think it's much of an issue that there are no markings on them at all here in PRK land? Or should I just toss'em?
4. Is it possible to replace the followers with the "leggy" kind for smoother feeding?
5. Anyone with a clue of the maker?

Thanks!
 

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I decided the PRK sounded too nice and disguise the true National Socialist/Fascist nature of these Liberals so for me now it's the Nationalsozialistisch Volksrepublik Kalifornia or NVK... catchy stuff. :wink:
"Peoples Rep00blik of Kaliforniastan, but I like NVK better! :)
 
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