Originally Posted by jcloer1
Sweet! Thanks! Hoping to tear it completely apart, including disassembly of the body its self, but this is a great start!
You are welcome!
With the floor plate, spring, and follower removed, I'm not sure I would try
taking the body of the magazine apart --- if those pins weren't pretty tight,
the body wouldn't be as solid as it is.
Maybe its just me, but my record in dealing with pins is . . . well . . . spotty,
lets just say.
Getting it pinned back together, as good as new, without ruining any pins
or anything else, . . . I dunno . . .
The mag could certainly be cleaned without 'absolute dis-assembly' and I don't
see why it couldn't be re-blued either.
I do agree that they can be very effectively cleaned without any dis-assembly,
which is what I normally do.
The only reason that I took one apart was because one of the mags I have
had been drilled and tapped on the floor plate, probably so someone could
attach a hand support or something.
Anyhow, because of the torquing applied from whatever was screwed into it,
the floor plate was just a little loose.
I wanted to see how it came apart and to tighten it up if possible.
Good luck on your project!