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Old 01-20-2017, 9:53 AM
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I am using the Keepshooting M1 Carbine mags in my IBM carbine. They have worked pretty well, but I dropped a loaded mag on the concrete yesterday and it drastically deformed the feed lips of the magazine. I was able to bend them back and get it working again, and I had other magazines, but I was shocked by what I think is a military magazine being so fragile. Is this common with carbine magazines? I have had good luck with the keepshooting mags otherwise.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:03 AM
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Those Keepshooting mags are good, but they are not "military" magazines. I'm sure if you had a true milspec mag it would be a different result.
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Old 01-20-2017, 2:30 PM
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I think last I knew , keep shooting was selling Korean mags for the Carbine.
Either way , mil spec or not , feed lips bouncing off concrete is not a good practice ...... that's just life.
FWIW , if you paid by credit card which I assume you did ..... keep an eye out .... I had a card breached 2 times in a row after dealing with them.
Coincidence? I don't know but I moved along after that last time
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I think last I knew , keep shooting was selling Korean mags for the Carbine.
Either way , mil spec or not , feed lips bouncing off concrete is not a good practice ...... that's just life.
FWIW , if you paid by credit card which I assume you did ..... keep an eye out .... I had a card breached 2 times in a row after dealing with them.
Coincidence? I don't know but I moved along after that last time
In my experience the Korean magazines have been very good. Nicely finished, BHO, and perfect function. I have some USGI mags still wrapped in paper and grease. Saving those though..
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Is there a company that makes pinned 10 rounders from real GI mags?
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Old 01-21-2017, 9:07 AM
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Is there a company that makes pinned 10 rounders from real GI mags?
Not that I am aware of but here is the place you can get the blocks to insert

http://www.magazineblocks.com/magent...1-carbine.html
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Not that I am aware of but here is the place you can get the blocks to insert

http://www.magazineblocks.com/magent...1-carbine.html
Have you or anyone else used these blocks? Do they work well?
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:02 AM
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Have you or anyone else used these blocks? Do they work well?
Not the M1 carbine blocks, but I have ordered other blocks from them. They ship fast and they work as advertised.
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In my experience the Korean magazines have been very good. Nicely finished, BHO, and perfect function. I have some USGI mags still wrapped in paper and grease. Saving those though..
They were supposedly good carbine mags I have heard also ........... not sure if that is what they are still selling though as I stopped shopping there
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Jestice sells blocked carbine mags from time to time. They use a magblock and the baseplate is tack welded with a small dot of weld.
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Here's a possibility, although a bit pricey.

http://www.inland-mfg.com/Carbine_Ma..._10_round.html
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