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M2 Carbine Magazines: Got Any?


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#1 JDG

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 04:13 AM

I know this is Off Topic but this is the most heavily read Forum on this site so I am asking anyway. I am looking for a source of US GI only, 30 round M2 carbine mags. I see that Northridge has some M2 mags for sale and I plan to contact them to confirm if they are GI or not. If anyone knows a source for these mags please let me know. Thanks for any input!

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:56 PM

I've bought a few at gunbroker.com. I am not sure what's listed now, but I've seen GI mags there from time to time.
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:04 PM

any 30 rd usgi mag, would be an m2 mag huh.gif
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:08 PM

Stay the Hell away from those USA Brand M1 carbine Mags! Talk about El-Junko. Had a few that were given to me (Thank God I didn't spend a Nickel on 'em) All Five were 30 Rounders supposedly. I could not load 7 rounds, let alone 30 in any of them! Off to my Trash they went...Stick with USGI.
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#5 Ron Mills

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:51 PM

I had read somewhere a few years ago that there were after-market mags being produced in India, and that they were terrible.
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:55 PM

I had a couple for my mini 14. They blow bad. Not worth the metal they're made of. I could see them being made in India with a name like USA on it. What a shame.
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 08:56 PM

I have several 30rds that are marked 'M2'...on the back at the bottom,so I assume they are actually made for the M2 carbine..and they do work well in my M2s...fwiw... wink.gif
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE (21 smoker @ Dec 6 2005, 08:56 PM)
I have several 30rds that are marked  'M2'...on the back at the bottom,so I assume they are actually made for the M2 carbine..and they do work well in my M2s...fwiw... wink.gif

Their not USGI...What you have are Magazines that were produced in Taiwan, and the majority of those are Junk...However, since yours is working great, I wouldn't wory about it, but thought I'd pass the info along...NO USGI 30Rd Magazines were marked "M2"..
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:55 AM

I did not know that,...thanks for the info,in the past I hunted for those mags partly because they worked,,oh well,..back to the drawing board... wink.gif
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:52 AM

I had a couple of non USGI's that came from Korea, they even showed flame hardening and worked great. Sadly the importer no longer has them listed.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:42 PM

Good ones are marked "AYP" Although I don't believe they are USGI, they do work well.
KYImports.com had them. There is also a gentleman in Ft Collins, CO that sells old stock M1 carbine parts. I can't remember his name but he sells carbine parts on EBAY under the name Folcmote, he is the only person I know of that may have USGI 30rd mags.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:22 PM

and SEY are good (or so I hear)
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:37 PM

I bought a few of AYP marked ones at the Creek last year ($11ea) and they work great. I've heard their lineage is in doubt but many feel they came from Belgium. If they work that's what concerns most of us and these do.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:18 PM

AYP=Dutch Production. SEY=Seymor Manufacture...
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:17 PM

Does any one know a current source for GI or Dutch 'AYP' mags? I find only the junkers in my area.
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