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Old December 29th, 2018, 05:09 PM   #16
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Thanks for that video Tony it made troubleshooting fitment of some mags a breeze.
I bought a new in the package GI mag and it didn't want to latch with out slamming on it.
I figured it was the parkerizing so I buffed the finish a bit and filed on the lug and its much better just needs to be used.

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Old December 29th, 2018, 05:40 PM   #17
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Very nicely done.

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Old December 30th, 2018, 11:31 AM   #18
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First off I need to thank Tony for the video. Nicely done. I thought I'd add my experience as well. My measurements were the same as Tony got prior to doing any fitting.



As you can see, when I hold the rear portion of the trigger housing flush with the stock there is a large gap where the front should be clamped to the stock. I decide to take .06 off the rear clamping surface to close this gap.



There was still a little gap in front after removing the material. This loosened up the trigger guard too much. I add .03 shims to the front clamping areas. The lockup is excellent now and my mags fit well. I will have to replace the shims with some bedding material.

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Old December 30th, 2018, 05:55 PM   #19
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Turns out my new in the package GI mag that didn't want to fit was bent.
Bent enough that the back of the mag by the catch had a large gap making the mag too long for the area it needs to fit it.
So a bit of pounding on that area with a plastic mallet and squeezing with a clamp I got it back to being square enough to fit in better than it was.
Inserts and locks in now just still a smidge tight but should loosen up over time.

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Old November 28th, 2019, 03:53 PM   #20
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 11:13 AM   #21
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Tony,
Thanks! Been off the site for a while but after viewing your video my AG composite stock is back on my 19.25” M14. The stock was on my shelf and I was considering getting rid of it, but after relieving the area mentioned in your video, mags are seating nicely!

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Old February 23rd, 2020, 09:49 AM   #22
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Is there a trick to watching the video? I keep getting an error message.

I had a rifle built on a 7.62 receiver and the mag well is so tight I can just barely get a mag in or out.

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