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Old June 05, 2018, 20:51   #1
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M1A magazines

Has anyone tried using these magazines?
https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...ounds?a=148200
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Old June 05, 2018, 22:00   #2
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Well,

I have not tried these but cmi usgi mags are out there for $25-28 which isnt aweful.

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Old June 05, 2018, 22:31   #3
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CMI makes magazines FOR Springfield. Springfield just doubles the cost to you.

The best mags to get for your M14/M1A rifle are:
1. CMI new manufactured mags.
2. Springfield new manufactured mags (which are just CMI's).
3. Taiwanese T-57 mags
4. Old, actual GI magazines (hard to spot to the inexperienced eye, from all the fakes out there).
5. Nothing else.

I've got a few T-57's, a couple Springers, one old GI, but otherwise perhaps a dozen or so CMI's.

44mag.com will charge you ~$20 per mag for CMI's, plus shipping. Just not worth it to monkey with anything else out there.
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Old June 06, 2018, 04:20   #4
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Taiwanese M14 Mag's

The Taiwanese mag's were made on the original TRW machinery that Taiwan bought from TRW back in the day. I use them in my Single cut Re-welded Transferable Full-Auto Winchester M-14A1E2 setup without issues.
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Old June 07, 2018, 03:49   #5
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The Taiwan mags are top shelf, basically same/same as original usgi.

Actually, the Chinese made ones that were available with the Chinese M14s back pre-ban are also and are about identical to the Taiwan mags, except for finish.
I would not be surprised at all if that same machinary made a move to the main land after Taiwan phased out the M14.
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Old June 07, 2018, 17:05   #6
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China

No, The TRW didn't make it too China, The H+R machinery did.
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Old June 07, 2018, 18:45   #7
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No, The TRW didn't make it too China, The H+R machinery did.
Didnt know that,,,very interesting.

The $4.ea pre-ban Chinese M14s mags have been my goto/range mags for years,,never had an issue with them over usgi.
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Real T57 mags are extremely hard to find & haven’t been imported in years. Unless you absolutely know they’re real you’re better off buying some used GIs or CMIs.
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Why would you financially support communism?

USGI are abundant.
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Old June 10, 2018, 08:26   #10
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Has anyone tried using these magazines?
https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...ounds?a=148200
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Looking at the customer questions & answers, someone asks if the mag lock lugs are formed from the steel of the magazine tube, or welded on, the answer being that they are formed from the magazine.

My experience with such magazines has been bad.

My experience with 1960s USGI and 1990s Mainland Chinese magazines has been uniformly good. I would not trust anything else.
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Old June 18, 2018, 14:38   #11
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CDNN is advertising four GI mags with pouch for $99...
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Old June 18, 2018, 16:20   #12
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I always get them at 44mag.com. frequently on sale and usually free shipping.


https://www.44mag.com/category/m1a_m14_magazines_usgi
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Old June 18, 2018, 22:00   #13
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Found some W marked counterfeits ( wrong spot welds )
And some US "spec" mags that are a total disaster complete with last 2 round double pop ups
CMI or USGI for all my girls now
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Old June 18, 2018, 22:30   #14
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Real T57 mags are extremely hard to find & haven’t been imported in years. Unless you absolutely know they’re real you’re better off buying some used GIs or CMIs.
There were fake Taiwan T 57 mags out there years ago. Thinner metal and shiney blue.
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As others here CMI or USGI are my only M14 mags , I've got enough trot line weights
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Old June 25, 2018, 22:40   #16
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Why would you financially support communism?

USGI are abundant.
Amen
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USGI are abundant.

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