Xx And Xxx Mags
Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:27 AM
Are they worth the price and do they work?
Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:13 AM
Posted 23 May 2005 - 12:25 PM
Another good source of XX mags is Ohio Ordnance Works. Their price is $30 each, but for 3 or more the price drops to $25.
Check the archive for posts on the XXX mags. There is a guy in Las Vegas that sells on Gunbroker that had some nice ones awhile back. His contact information is in the prior thread.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 05:37 PM
In the first batch, I received a very rare prototype patent date magazine, as pictured on page 38 and 39 of Doug Richardson's stick mag book. There was also a thread on this mag a while back by Murray Willis, which I have included a link to below. I contacted Murray about the mags I have, and he stated that there are about 10 of them documented that he knows of now. (I now have 2 of these rare prototype mags. I bought the other one from someone who very likely got it from the Sportman's Guide as well.)
I also received an A-O XX mag in the first Sportsman's Guide batch that has the "USCO" internal marking.
I had such good luck on the first batch of 7 I bought, that I decided to push my luck, and ordered another 6.
In the second batch, I received an "Aug 20/24" patent date magazine. I also received a mag made by United Specialties, with the "U" stamped on the back. I had been looking for one of these for my collection. I also received another good example of a soldered mag for British desert use.
So, The Sportsman's Guide has done very well by me. I am careful what I purchase from them, as there is a lot of junk, in my opinion, but their XX mags have provided some great material for the collection.
Hopefully this helps. I also ordered one of the mag pouches, belt, and 5 XX mags from IMA recently. The order will probably arrive this week. From what I have heard, these will be very nice mags, and may be more of what you are looking for.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 07:48 PM
Posted 24 May 2005 - 05:31 AM
|QUOTE (AFSOC @ May 23 2005, 07:48 PM)|
|Whatacountry has the best price I found on 30s and IMA has the deal on the 20s I just got my order from them today and promptly ordered another set! My Seymore mags from Whatacountry are in equally good condition IMA also has 30s available at a premium cost, my WAC mags were in excellent condition bathed in Cosmoline for about 10 dollars each....|
I've also bought WAC's XXX mags and they were in good-excellent condition and all worked flawlessly. Thinking of ordering more.
Posted 24 May 2005 - 03:24 PM
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Posted 28 May 2005 - 04:48 PM