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Magazines: survey of FAL magazines for markings

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Thread necromancy.

Also, I’m interested in learning what’s collectible and what’s the best to hang on to for reliable service.
 

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I got some magazines recently and only 1 of them had a marking came here to find out what the "7000" Marking meant. Now I know.

Surprisingly it was the best condition of all of them. Had only dirt and debris to clean. The others had a good bit of rusting/pitting.
 

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Guys, maybe I'm being dumb, but how do I see the pictures? I have a bunch of new in wrap, still in factory case FAL
magazines and I'm going to sell some of them, but I'd like to figure out what they are. thanks for any help
 

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Guys, maybe I'm being dumb, but how do I see the pictures? I have a bunch of new in wrap, still in factory case FAL
magazines and I'm going to sell some of them, but I'd like to figure out what they are. thanks for any help
All the picture links are dead, making this thread practically useless. I also have some questions concerning mag parts that I'm sure this thread could answer if the pics worked.
 
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recently acquired some mystery magazines, thought I'd add to the resuscitation. Anyone still have the diagram for follower and/or baseplate types?

Mag #1 and Mag #2 -

Both of these are very similar, although one has a marking that is invisible on the other.

Unknown country of origin

Markings : Mag #1 has a stamped S on the back. Mag #2 has no obvious markings.
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Both have narrow, straight base tabs.
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Both have blued followers, with only 1 hole in the front. They also have slight circular manufacturing defects on the followers.
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Bodies are black enamel. they both have recesses for baseplate removal.

Rib/spines have a horizontal stake at ~70 mm above the bottom.

Baseplates are rectangular and non-protruding, with a small hole. The bottom indents do have a raised border around the outside.
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The latching lug on the back looks very unique, with a strange circle in them instead of a classic looking stake through the middle.
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Mag #3 -

Unknown country of origin

Markings : a distinct underlined U on the front. I suppose if you look at it horizontally it could also be IC
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Wide, tapered side tabs

Blued follower, with 3 holes total.
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Body is black enamel. It has the recess for baseplate removal.

Rib/spine has a horizontal stake at 75 mm above the bottom.

Baseplate has large circular hole and protrudes out the back. The indents on the bottom of the baseplate, for catching the body, are borderless.
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I believe this one is probably Belgian, with an interesting marking I've yet to read about.
 

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