Posted 26 August 2003 - 11:04 AM
Is all there is to disassembling these guys, removing the bottom and releasing the spring?
Is there any trick to removing the bottom that I should know about?
Will the use of WD40 on these cause them to blow up in my face or any other such disaster?
Also, are those british modified (soldering in the holes) XX magazines worth much?
Sorry for all the questions.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 05:01 PM
WD-40 works well for cleaning out old grease, but so does bore cleaner, helped along by a 12 ga. bore brush.
I use good old GI rifle grease on the inside of my XX and XXX magazines. As I generally shoot WWII surplus corrosive ammo, I take the mags apart for cleaning after each shooting session.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 07:09 PM
Posted 26 August 2003 - 07:46 PM
This gets rid of the bulk of it still leaving a coating to protect from rust.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 11:00 PM
Those mags are worth about $20 a piece.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 12:40 PM
its MY kitchen as I often tell everyone. Its the only way I can have good food!
I will try the oven trick this weekend.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 01:26 PM
The mags with the holes soldered or welded up are certainly worth more down here under. They were used in the desert by our WW2 troups in North Africa and the welds were to keep the sand out of the Mag.
I have about 46 mags and have only one with the holes welded up.
They sell for about NZ$100 here which is about US$58 each.
Regards and keep on with the collecting.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:38 PM
The source of mags like you have is
Just ask for them. The last time I spoke to him, he said he had hundreds of them.