View Full Version : A little help with the 30 rounders
A guy at the club today gave me a couple 30 rounders.One SEY and one IU in a circle.The construction,tool marks and welds of these are identical as well as the color so I assume these are the 1960's fakes and they came from the same factory. I am not sure if i should buy them for me or sell them for him any thoughts on value?
If any one had a pic of the angle cut versus square cut construction of these that would be great because I read two articles on these and I am really confused now!. :sos:
03-14-2009, 09:01 PM
There's a reason why people give away 30 round magazines. If they are not original USGI, they're not worth 10 bucks in my opinion.
I dug thru my mags and figured out the diffrence, I actually had one USGI one and I see the angle cut now. He is a old timer and asked me to figure out what they are worth and sell them for him. Now I have to tell him they are original reproductions!
03-14-2009, 10:19 PM
IU in a circle on a 30 round mag is definately a fake! Twer'nt no such thang!
I found the article in a 1998 carbine club newsletter about them. Very interesting history, says faking these goes back to 1963.
03-15-2009, 09:41 AM
I've got one with no marks other than "Made in USA" that I've had for good while, but never used it. Do these repro's, as general rule, not function well?
03-15-2009, 12:12 PM
i had a made in usa marked one, then would never fully feed reliably, and would always jam near the bend. i tossed it, and have been using usgi 15 rounders ever since.
03-15-2009, 12:37 PM
Carbine Club newsletter 332 written by Bill Ricca and JB Powers. About as thorough an article as you can get on 30 round magazines. Seven pages.
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