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August 02, 2002, 22:03
Dear Fellow Members-Pretty new to FALS,although I have many military rifles.Understand that the small pick on one end of the STEYR cleaning kit wrench/tool is to insert in the mag bottom plate hole to remove.Do you push slightly up while pulling forward to remove the mag bottom plate?Any input,advice or tips greatly appreciated,as these mags appear a little more fragile than my CETME and AK mags!TIA!:)-Gearhead.
August 02, 2002, 22:08
Yes, push up just enough to let the indent's in the floorplate clear the mag body and withdraw to the rear. be sure to control the spring. HTH
August 02, 2002, 22:11
Wear safety glasses!
August 02, 2002, 22:19
Thanx guys!DO you lube your magazines?If these are as difficult to disassemble as the CETME mags,I may just leave these together!Received 10 NIW ones and they are as dry as a bone!:)-Gearhead.
August 02, 2002, 22:25
Sure. Just use a good DRY lubricant.
August 02, 2002, 22:55
I use the pointy tip of a can-opener to snag the little hole in the floorplate. Then I just yank it right off. (I know this sounds silly...but it really works). The can opener is dull enough that it doesn't scratch the floorplate like the tip of a screwdriver (AMHIK).
I spray-down the mag and the spring with Break-Free. Then I wipe off the drippy with a paper towel. Reassemble, and you're good to go. If you don't use some sort of rust-preventative inside and out, your mags will soon be nicely rusted if you live in the sauna where I'm at.
August 03, 2002, 00:19
another good lube for mags is dri-slide or any dry molly lube dosent collect dust or fouling as much, CLP works verry well if u clean and maintain you mags every once in a wile
August 03, 2002, 21:00
Is it a good idea to parkerize/ phostphate your magazine parts?
Does the coating inside wear off from the action of the spring and follower?
I'm anxious to try out my kitchen-sink recipe for parkerizing, and thought that doing a couple of magazines might be a good first project.
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