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Old 03-31-2011, 09:01 PM
cal50 cal50 is offline
 
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Default Remington 541-X Steel magazine conversion

I have owned 3 Remington 541-X rifles off and on. My last one I swore that I would convert the gun to use a "real" steel magazine over the Nylon thing Rem. supplies with it. The following pics show how I made a simple part and used a standard part to reach my goal. Basically you need to shorten the "tail" or mag guide on the Rem ejector block.




Once its shortened you can use the Rem. mag lock from a model 513T or 511. There are two versions available. One that mounts to the stock with a wood screw (the one I used and have pictures) or a receiver mounted one. I used the first one I could get my hands on.



Once obtained I made a simple step block / spacer to adapt the 511/513 Wisner steel mags. I will right the dimensions of the block down and post in the near future.





It works pretty **** good so far. The mags are 1000% better than the plastic ones IMHO.






I think the 541-x with some minor tweaks is a great gun. Properly bedded,good mags,crisp re-worked 4 lb trigger and good sight this one is a keeper.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:02 PM
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A few more-





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Old 04-16-2013, 05:05 PM
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Default 541/581 Conversion to Steel Mags

Has anyone tried the mod that Cal50 posted 2 years ago? I'd love to pass my Remington 581 down to my grandson and I'm having a real hard time with the thought of paying the $50+ people are wanting for those rare plastic mags.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:55 PM
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Its been a while......

It works pretty well for the 10 shot steel mags, 5 shot mags are too short and wobble a bit. I am in the process of adding a front piece of steel to stabilize the front of the magazine. I would like it to be better secured.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:18 PM
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Thank you. Let me know how you make out. I'm in no hurry. I really like this little gun and will likely do your conversion, assuming it will work on a 581.
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