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Old 02-15-2019, 03:06 PM
Gewehr43 Gewehr43 is offline
 
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Mine finally came today. 6 total, 3 are BRW S-1, and 3 are Atwood Vacuum Machine.

All have no corrosion, most of the phosphate/bluing is worn off, all lock up well, spring tension is good and the followers look good.
Actually most my range mags were/are this way...…they worked and never bothered to refinish them.
Some times refinishing causes problems...……….
I would test my "New" mags, break them in, and put them back up.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:33 PM
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I was very pleased with one W, one KMT, and one UHC. Wish I had ordered 6. All in good used condition and strong springs. Was going to look for a few at the upcoming Jag Military Show next Saturday in Louisville. Doubt finding them at this price, but will keep an eye out. Scored a couple at Knob Creek last year, similar price. These three should work well in my Armscorp, all USGI parts rifle, and my Norinco.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:53 AM
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Very bad list, fixed some of it



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BRW made by Borg-Warner
BRW S-1 made by Borg-Warner
C.M.I. made by Check Mate Industries of Long Island, New York
Note: CMI was the last known military contract maker. (Circa 1990/1991.) This contract was reportedly done for the U.S. Navy for M14 deck rifles used during the Gulf War. According to Clint McKee of Fulton Armory, the quality of these magazines was not quite as good as from earlier contracts.

HR made by Harrington and Richardson---never seen but for 1 picture in a book
H-R made by Harrington and Richardson----same as above
HR-R made by Harrington and Richardson
KMT (A stylized logo with large K and the "M" and T" tucked in around the "K") made by Kileen Machine and Tool Company
M made by ? Possibly mis-marked magazines made by Winchester (inverted M???)---again never seen
OM made by Winchester (Back when it was part of Olin-Matheson.)
SA made by Springfield Armory (The original government arsenal, not the commercial firm that now uses the name.) These magazines are very scarce and command premium prices.---- again never seen outside of a picture in a book
TRW made by Thompson Ramo Woolridge-----again never seen outside of a picture in a book
UHC made by Union Hardware Company
W made by Winchester---is for Westinghouse not Winchester
WRA made by Winchester---never seen period,not even a picture in a book

http://www.rawles.to/M14%20Magazine_FAQ.html

Good site as well.
Rob
said book author admits he doesn't know where the pictures in his book came from, may have been photo shopped. All this info on the M14forum.
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:38 AM
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I once heard a rumor that a city in china was renamed usa.
There is a town in Japan called Usa, which is probably the source of this story. See this blurb.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:20 PM
M2MikeGolf M2MikeGolf is offline
 
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+1 on Checkmate. I really like the fifteen round magazines, in particular.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:08 AM
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Never had an issue with checkmate mags.. can't really tell the difference in function between Checkmate and original USGI

Even Checkmate's 1911 mags are top notch.
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