Patent Date Mag Question
Posted 11 December 2003 - 12:20 PM
The copyright on Doug's wonderful book is 1995, so perhaps new information has come to light since then, but does anyone else on the board have Colt patent date 24/24 mags with MSCO stamped inside?
Inquiring minds want to know......
Posted 17 December 2003 - 12:35 PM
I'm just trying to clarify a marking/manufacturing issue, and I don't own a very large representative sample.
Posted 17 December 2003 - 02:48 PM
Posted 17 December 2003 - 11:40 PM
I checked the four patent date magazines I have. Three are Aug. 24/24 and one is Aug. 20/24. Two of the 24/24 magazines have no internal markings. One 24/24 and the 20/24 magazine are marked internally MSCO. Hope this helps.
It lends credence to the speculation that Colt's subcontracted some of the parts to the original guns.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 09:04 AM
Thanks. That duplicates what I was seeing.
I had looked through the posts on the current and former board and found nothing that addressed this issue. As my post stated, Doug's book does NOT answer this question. However, your comments encouraged me to dig deeper. I found that the issue was answered in an article Tracie wrote in the TCN #131 on 15 August 2001. Though Doug had not observed the variety of Aug. 24/24 mags, Tracie and Frank combined to clarify the issue. I guess I need to find a way to catalog all of the excellent TCN articles so that I can find them more quickly.
The MSCO 24/24 patent date mags were the third run of XX mags, the first being the Colt blank mag and the second being the 24/24 with no special manufacturers markings. According to Tracie, the fourth run of XX mags is when MSCO made the date error and created the Aug. 20/24 mag.
Posted 19 December 2003 - 12:48 PM
Thanks for clearing this up - I was under the impression this has appeared on the board before. I am not sure it hasnt, but under some other title. In any respect, not unlike you, I had read the prior issue of TCN of the web and copied it for a notebook that I keep.
Posted 21 December 2003 - 01:57 PM
Posted 21 December 2003 - 02:04 PM