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Old August 14th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #16
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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 of Western manufacture, but not sure?

The 10 round magazine had a wooden block installed that limited it to 5 rounds. The straight line on the locking plate suggests C.M.I, but there are too few weld spots?

The smallest magazine only holds 4 rounds.

Anyone care to guess what i have??

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Old August 14th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #17
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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.

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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 of Western manufacture, but not sure?

The 10 round magazine had a wooden block installed that limited it to 5 rounds. The straight line on the locking plate suggests C.M.I, but there are too few weld spots?

The smallest magazine only holds 4 rounds.

Anyone care to guess what i have??

Pics:














Any help is greatly appreciated :)
Those aren't USGI that's for sure. Probably made in the far east somewhere. The spot welds on the front are a dead giveaway. One to the right of the lock and 13 total.

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Old August 14th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #19
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Thank you, the 10 rounder feels quite sturdy but the others feel like crap....

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I'm trying to ID what looks like '70s era mags wrapped in a white sealed package. Anyone familiar with them on reliability? They look like GI surplus.

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I'm trying to ID what looks like '70s era mags wrapped in a white sealed package. Anyone familiar with them on reliability? They look like GI surplus.
If it is what I think it is, it is not USGI contract manufacture. Can you post a photo of the package markings?

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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 of Western manufacture, but not sure?

The 10 round magazine had a wooden block installed that limited it to 5 rounds. The straight line on the locking plate suggests C.M.I, but there are too few weld spots?

The smallest magazine only holds 4 rounds.

Anyone care to guess what i have??

Pics:














Any help is greatly appreciated :)
Sorry this answer is so late;
But, the 10 round Mag blocked to 5 rounds is an SAI 5 round, "non sporter / non flush fit"
http://store.springfield-armory.com/...INE-58p149.htm
Not sure if the smallest one should really hold 5 and is the SAI "Sporter / Flush Fit"
http://store.springfield-armory.com/...USH-58p150.htm

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