Found Some 20xx Mags
Posted 07 May 2004 - 03:28 PM
found this site " sportmans guide" offering them in "good" to "very good" con.
Anybody ever purchased one of these?
Posted 07 May 2004 - 03:29 PM
Posted 07 May 2004 - 07:39 PM
It would be interesting to see what it will fetch. BTW, other than a very minor rust spot on the bottom, the blueing has to be at least 95% and one of the better 20 rounders I have yet to find.
Posted 07 May 2004 - 08:02 PM
Posted 07 May 2004 - 08:39 PM
Posted 08 May 2004 - 10:04 AM
I ordered 1XXX and 2 XX mags from Sportsman Guide. The XXX was as described. The XX's were not. Cosmetically, and I realize this is subjective, they were not "good to excellent," as described in the website ad, and had no resemblance to the beauty in the photo. I could live with that for $16.67, but I couldn't live with the fact that the first XX I cleaned off was disfunctional. I was so bunged up and dented that the follower wouldn't budge. The website had promised "fully functional."
I sent the two XX's back and asked for an exchange -- just ship me a couple that were functional -- and they said they couldn't. For an extra $25 each, they would hand select mags, but for $16.67, you get the luck of the draw. They refunded my money. (Can't remember if they reimbursed shipping or not.) I asked them why, given this policy, didn't they amend their website to indicate the mags were not all "fully functional." To make a long story short, they responded with a bunch of B.S. This is probably a violation federal law -- deceptive trade practices -- but for $30 worth of mags, it's not worth pursuing.
Posted 08 May 2004 - 11:14 AM
Thanks for the heads up guys...
I wouldn't mind banged up / scratched and the such as long as they were shooters for that price..., but....
Posted 09 May 2004 - 05:55 PM
finish has been around 60 to 70% orginal on most one had been refinished some time ago.
3 had been altered by the brithish, i assume.
they all should funcation just fine. one is questionable now. i don't have the gun on me now so i don't know if the others work or not. but they can't be that far of spec. if i could get ahold of a mag anvil i'd be set.
i ordered them 2 at a time over about 4 months. i'm rather happy with them. but keep in mind i like the worn look that they have.
i also have 3 XX's that came from WAC. they are crappy orginal finish hag been completely rusted off, with lots of mild piting. and then reblued, they look bad.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:28 PM
There is poor to no finish and appear to be British surplus. Many have holes pluged to keep the sand out.
The good part is out of 20 -25 mags I did received 2 or 3 outstanding dated mags.
The rest work but are not show pieces.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 08:43 PM