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M1 magazines

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sharpend60, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. sharpend60

    sharpend60 Portland Member

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    I just picked up an M1 today.
    Ive been after one for a while so I'm pretty excited.

    Id like to get a handful of high cap magazines for it.

    Does anybody have a recommendation of what manufacture to pick up?
    Ive heard they can be a finicky and needless to say I don't want that.

    http://www.keepshooting.com/firearmaccessories/magazines/m1-carbine-30rd-mag.htm

    These guys are inexpensive and suggest they are the best, any opinions?
     
  2. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    For the M1 Carbine I would stick with GI 15 rnd mags, never met a 30 rounder that would consistently feed worth crap. So where are the pictures of your Carbine! ;)
     
  3. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Just out of curiosity is the M1 an issue rifle or aftermarket? I know that some of the aftermarket ones had issues with the mil spec mags. If you are going to buy a bunch I would try one first to make sure it works with your gun. The only reason I say this is that my uncle had one and I gave him a stack of issue 15 & 30 rounders and every last one of them would lock up the gun - fed fine but fail to fire. The factory mag he had ran fine with it tho.
     
  4. SAR1846

    SAR1846 Oregon Member

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    Seconding GI mags... sometimes you can find some GI or european military 30 rounders which work well. Also if you are using 30 rounders, you may want to double check your mag catch. There's a type of mag catch which has an extra tab to help secure the magazine in place... which improves reliability. I'll see if i can take a pic of mine on the carbine. but should look like this http://www.usarmory.com/ftp/cbmch.jpg
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  6. sharpend60

    sharpend60 Portland Member

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    It's a Universal model with a later serial #.
    I think Ill try a couple of different manufactures.

    Thanks guys