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Need Help Mag Issue for west Hurley Semi Auto

west hurley 27a5

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#1 Grease Gunner

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:07 PM

Good morning all:

I sold a 27a5 pistol from the 70s (west hurley vintage ) and the buyer says the magazine falls out when he shoots it. He also said the mag catch hole was egg shaped which is common when people alter GI mags.


It does lock in however. But when he shoots it, the mag falls out of the gun


Does anyone know if a current auto ordnance mag from the Kahr company with fit correctly or 

should the buyer take a GI mag and keep enlarging the hole to fit?


If he does enlarge it....does he need to enlarge it toward the feed lip or toward the bottom or both?


Thanks for any input






Edited by Grease Gunner, 14 January 2019 - 01:08 PM.

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#2 deerslayer


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:56 PM

It probably has a cast magazine catch. Maybe not have a good notch to grab onto the magazine. A GI or new kahr mag catch may solve the problem.

The altered magazine may also be touching the sides rather than the top of the mag catch. The proper hole would be an oval shape not an egg shape.
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