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Old 08-10-2019, 11:24 AM
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My wish will be wayyy down the list, but 10-round mags for the Marlin 80 would be great.
Yeah, I know, the current supply of 7-rounders are still being made, and are (not quite) dirt cheap, so it wouldn't be financially viable for you to gear up to make something like this.

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I'll assume you will need working mags to copy? That may be the hardest part of your producing them, and expensive, too.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:36 PM
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I'll assume you will need working mags to copy? That may be the hardest part of your producing them, and expensive, too.
Generally the rifle as well.. Gives us something to look at. But we have made a magazine with just a prototype rifle. It was a new caliber so we had no reference samples.
We have mostly designed new magazines not copies. Most of the magazine we made to date the originals are poly and ours are steel, so there is not much that we can copy.. In the case of a lot of the magazines I am seeing, I would change a few small things that are artifacts from progressive stamping, since we are a hand transfer shop we can make more complex shapes in a single operation. Also I'm probably going to use spot welding or tig welding in place of the staked assembly methods, it costs slightly more to weld, but it is more durable and requires less tooling, which on small production can result in lower actual costs.

The cost of rifles presented so far has not made me recoil in horror yet.. Most of the rifles I have worked on recently are around $1000 each.. I think we had about $500+ in just the tool steel to make the last centerfire magazine.

Also I don't need perfect condition rifles. Often times I call around for damaged rifles with broken stocks or damaged barrels. Provided the action is all together that is all I need to work with.. You would be surprised how little an incomplete rimfire is worth.. Same goes for the magazines, often I can track down rusty ones with dings and we can gather our data without sawing apart a good one.

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Beretta Olympia - .22lr no longer made/available unless used.
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It would be wonderful to have a source for BSA Supersport / Century magazines. I haven't seen one for sale in years and it was $50 used even then.

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Springfield M1922 M2 mags are almost impossible to find.

Ditto for Remington M37.
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:36 PM
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Springfield M1922 M2 mags are almost impossible to find.

Ditto for Remington M37.
The Springfields look pretty easy.. Again looking at the magazines photos online I can see a few things where we can make adjustments to make the magazine just a little better while keeping the look 95-98% the same.. We have better machine tools than they did back then, might as well use them.
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:00 PM
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WELL, you asked for it - you got it.

That should give you some things to think about for a while.

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Old 08-10-2019, 10:19 PM
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WELL, you asked for it - you got it.

That should give you some things to think about for a while.

LUCK
Yeah it is a decently large list of stuff.. The more I read it really seems like there are a lot of quality issues with current production parts.

I do want to work out my welding method so I don't have to use staked tabs.. I really really hate that method of magazine making.. It seems like a few drops would make the tabs pop out, even vibration from shooting would seem to eventually loosen them.

I'll keep checking back for suggestions.
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Marlin Mr 7 magazines. Maybe centerfire but people lose the magazines then they aren't replaceable.
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Might try the Russian forum.
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There are a few rimfire magazines that cost well over $100.

Hämmerli International
Walther PP and PPk/s (uses the same body as the Hämmerli)
FN Medalist and International Medalist 150
Walther KKJ
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Heck you could make anschutz 22 magazines. Very pricy little buggers.
Properly functioning affordable Anschutz 22lr magazines would be great!
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Properly functioning affordable Anschutz 22lr magazines would be great!
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I'd like to find another mag for my Krico .22 rifle.
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