This is a discussion on M14 Magazine ID Diagram within the Ammunition forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I've been trying to identiyf the magazines I have. Went throught the magazine identification guide (Thank you different!) bu I'm unsure.
20 round might be ...
Cheaper Than Dirt is selling magazines marked with a "W" (Westinghouse Electric), GI Mags, or alledgedly GE Mags. I have some and they appear to be GI as Cheaper Than Dirt implies. That is, fit and function are very good. Spotwelds up the spine are perfectly aligned/spaced and of the proper number (I haven't fired yet).
Does anyone know for certain what these magazines are? Price, Jan 2012 is $17.95; which is 10-15 bucks less than I would have expected!
When I noticed these in one of their adds it reminded me that I'm really not trusting of CTD anymore. But that's another story.
At that price I'd be very suspicious of where they came from too, regardless of who was selling them.
Don't know if this is the case here but I do remember seeing some magazines being sold as pre-bans that were made using CMI mag bodies with a W added to the back.
Hope someone who has ordered some of these CTD mags can post some pics showing the welds in the front and the latch plate and markings. Hint, hint.