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#1 rick


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Posted 04 October 2003 - 11:24 AM

Is there a difference in the mag release between a drum and a stick mag?

Most specilically, if one was to cut an m1a1 to accept a drum mag, would any of the lower parts need to be swapped or converted? I dont have access to a gun that accepts drums at this time to look for myself.

Thanks in advance if you can help.



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#2 PK.


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Posted 04 October 2003 - 01:32 PM

The official M1A1 magazine catch is narrower in the area that was used to secure the drum in the 21/28 models, otherwise it is the same. As the earlier part was quite functional in all models and supplies were more than sufficient it would seem, I have noted only a relatively small percentage of the thinner catches.

No other parts would be affected.
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