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Old 03-21-2019, 07:35 PM
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Which mag should I buy for my mark 1? I see I can get the 9 round for a mark 1 with the grey plastic base. I also think I read the mark 2 mag, 10 round will also work.

Has anyone with a mark 1 have any recommendations on which one works best?

I know I will have to flip the follow button.

Also, mine has the A 54 frame if that makes a difference.

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Old 03-21-2019, 08:40 PM
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I bought the 9-rounder from Ruger, switched the button to the other side, and modified the follower - per tips found on RFC - to hold 10 rounds. i bought it to avoid too much more wear on the original 9 round mag.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:09 PM
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Which mag should I buy for my mark 1? I see I can get the 9 round for a mark 1 with the grey plastic base. I also think I read the mark 2 mag, 10 round will also work.
These two mags are the same, except for the follower:



As you say, you'll have to swap the button but that's true for either one of these.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:22 PM
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These two mags are the same, except for the follower:



As you say, you'll have to swap the button but that's true for either one of these.
Yep, that's the tip I found & followed, cut at the red line.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:47 AM
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Last year I came by a MK I (actually a Standard Pistol) from the early 70s and went through this same process. After watching some youtube videos I bought a MKII mag. I found that the mag doesn't just "slide in". I had to file the back side of the base so the mag would insert completely without hanging on the release mech. And I have to kind of wiggle the mag just right to get it to line up just right when I slide it in. It still seems to have a tad more drag on the bottom of the bolt than the OEM mag does.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:27 AM
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Last year I came by a MK I (actually a Standard Pistol) from the early 70s and went through this same process. After watching some youtube videos I bought a MKII mag. I found that the mag doesn't just "slide in". I had to file the back side of the base so the mag would insert completely without hanging on the release mech. And I have to kind of wiggle the mag just right to get it to line up just right when I slide it in. It still seems to have a tad more drag on the bottom of the bolt than the OEM mag does.
Yep, I actually bought one of those 9 rounders about 6 mo. ago and could never get it to work. I flipped the button, filed a little on the base, watch the videos on rounding the two corners on the mag, still doesnít feed right. I canít even get 3 shells to cycle properly. I even polished the ramp area inside the gun and tried 4 different brands of round nose shells. No luck. But you guys have confirmed it should work with either mag so I guess I will keep at it.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:16 PM
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both work in mine... the original 9 round and a MK II...
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:52 PM
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For an a54 , you'll have to switch sides on mark 2 mag follower button.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:00 AM
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I have a Standard model ND THE Gov't Comp Model. The Std is a 9 round and the Gov't model is 10. I switch magazines back and forth with no problem at all
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:21 AM
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I shot my MK I since my last post. I guess the new 10 rd. mag needed some break in, it's functioning better now. I also found the original mag to work better than my previous experience, but it seems to be very particular in how you load it.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:50 PM
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I bought the 9-rounder from Ruger, switched the button to the other side, and modified the follower - per tips found on RFC - to hold 10 rounds. i bought it to avoid too much more wear on the original 9 round mag.
Did the same thing for my '69. Just got my mags from Midway...works excellent!
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I bought the 9-rounder from Ruger, switched the button to the other side, and modified the follower - per tips found on RFC - to hold 10 rounds. i bought it to avoid too much more wear on the original 9 round mag.
Where are those tips?

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Old 05-11-2019, 09:21 PM
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Where are those tips?
You could just scroll up to, say, post #3 in this thread.
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I tried this on some new mags I ordered, and it works great. 10 rounds no failure to feed.

Thanks for the info.

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