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TedMckay
January 24, 2016, 14:37
Hey all , I got these in a trade yesterday . Five 20 round m14 mags all marked as pictured below . Are those ATWOOD VACUME AND MACHINE ?

tdb59
January 24, 2016, 15:12
Hey all , I got these in a trade yesterday . Five 20 round m14 mags all marked as pictured below . Are those ATWOOD VACUME AND MACHINE ?

Atwood Vacuum Machine Company.

See page 8-

http://www.imageseek.com/m1a/Pictorial%20M14%20Magazine%20Identification%20Guid e%201.0%20bm.pdf

TedMckay
January 24, 2016, 16:00
Good trade then , 5 enblocs full of black tipped lake city 30/06 ammo .

wayne in boca
January 27, 2016, 07:34
I have one,markings appear identical.I have been told by Different (a guru of all things M14) that these are known to have been faked.As they are quite rare,5 of them in one place makes me suspicious.

TedMckay
January 27, 2016, 21:03
I have heard they are rare also . The man that I got them from has magazines for almost any modern battle rifle . When I told him I needed some twenty round magazines for my new m1a , and told him springfield wants 40-50 bucks for one he laughed opened up his m14 box I saw at least 50 magazines he said pick out 5 . I grabbed five that were zip tied together and thats what I got .

SteelonSteel
January 28, 2016, 08:16
Different hangs out on arccom or the m14forum.


Both used to have his Spotting Fake M14 mags tutorial.

hardass
January 28, 2016, 09:35
tbd59 posted the link in post 2

And Different hangs out here sometimes also :)

Different
February 13, 2016, 12:23
Hey all , I got these in a trade yesterday . Five 20 round m14 mags all marked as pictured below . Are those ATWOOD VACUME AND MACHINE ?

The photograph is of a genuine Atwood Vacuum marking.

TedMckay
February 13, 2016, 22:48
Thank you I assumed it was . The guys I trade with up here are a group of honorable people. I personally didn't care if the mags were real or fake as long as they work . The conversation I had with the guy was " hey I just picked up a m1a loaded model . Springfield has gotten cheap , came with one 5 round mag and no disassembly tool ." He said grab a few 20 rounders out of my m14 loot and heres a wrench . I offered him cash and he said "give me some of those lake city black ap 30/06 your hoarding and help me move my 4000+ rounds of 50 bmg surplus i just traded for . " deal!