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xLusi0n
03-10-2006, 5:33 PM
I have a 30 round magazine I'd like to modify to be a permanent 10 rounder. How do I go about doing so? Thanks.

xYourLocalAR15x
03-10-2006, 5:53 PM
leave it alone. go buy a 10 round mag from bustmaster or 10%. It's the 20 round length but only 10 rounds load into it.

xenophobe
03-10-2006, 7:37 PM
Armalite supposedly has a 20 round mag that's been crimped to only accept 10 rounds. Perhaps, if you're going for an authentic look, this might be a better choice.

blacklisted
03-10-2006, 7:42 PM
Every time you permanently modify an irreplaceable 30 round magazine to only hold 10 rounds, an angry God kills an entire litter of kittens. Please think of the kittens.

xLusi0n
03-10-2006, 7:45 PM
Hmm..true. Never thought about it that way.

Too bad it's now illegal to transfer hi cap mags in CA, otherwise I'd trade some.

cjp85
03-10-2006, 8:27 PM
Hmm..true. Never thought about it that way.

Too bad it's now illegal to transfer hi cap mags in CA, otherwise I'd trade some.
Even that's somewhat up in the air. You can rebuild mags and replace parts, even the mag bodies. You can also refinish old ones to look new.

PanzerAce
03-10-2006, 8:30 PM
Even that's somewhat up in the air. You can rebuild mags and replace parts, even the mag bodies. You can also refinish old ones to look new.

no it is NOT up in the air. He is correct that it is illegal to transfer them.

bbq_ribs
03-10-2006, 8:44 PM
Armalite supposedly has a 20 round mag that's been crimped to only accept 10 rounds. Perhaps, if you're going for an authentic look, this might be a better choice.

Yup. Here's a screenshot of the part from their catalog:

http://www.pbp.net/~jnichols/images/10rdmag.png

cjp85
03-11-2006, 1:48 AM
no it is NOT up in the air. He is correct that it is illegal to transfer them.
Yes, I should have clarified that it isn't absolutely necessary to get whole new mags by trading them, as rebuilding is perfectly ok.