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    Mag Couplers?

    Were M1icon Carbine magazine couplers produced during WWII?

    And who, if anyone, manufactures them currently apart from these "John Mansen" units which appear to be ill fitting.

    Also, was this Inland 30 rounder intended for M2's?

    Thanks

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    30s WERE intended for the M2, along with many other changes. The couplers I think are just a civilian thing and don't work so well. GIs seemed to like friction tape. We always tried to discourage taping mags together as if you lose one, you lose two and when going to ground you jam the feed lips into the ground... Makes things heavy and unbalanced too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    30s WERE intended for the M2, along with many other changes. The couplers I think are just a civilian thing and don't work so well. GIs seemed to like friction tape. We always tried to discourage taping mags together as if you lose one, you lose two and when going to ground you jam the feed lips into the ground... Makes things heavy and unbalanced too.
    much appreciated

    guess I'll have to mow down the zombies 30 at a time and practice my mag swaps

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    I had a coupler here for a while and tried it, just made things worse for me.
    Regards, Jim

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    tried the tape "solution" and as you pointed out it increases the weight and upsets the balance unless you're Sgt. Rock

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    Audie Murphy like having 2 - 15rders taped together.

    Pictured is a Carbine Audie gave to his horse trainer, who was also a DFC Recipient George D. Mclvor. To protect himself during the Watts riots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc540 View Post
    much appreciated

    guess I'll have to mow down the zombies 30 at a time and practice my mag swaps
    In California, we are training to make that swap 3-times faster than everyone else due to the 10-round limit here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singer B View Post
    10-round limit
    We have a five round for rifles, ten for handguns.
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    I've tried the stock mag pouch as well and it turns a beautifully balanced, light handy weapon into a club. I couldn't wait to take that damned thing off. If I was using it in actual combat, I might use the stock pouch, but I prefer the carbine unhampered by a 3 lb weight near my cheek weld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    ...We always tried to discourage taping mags together as if you lose one, you lose two and when going to ground you jam the feed lips into the ground...
    Loading that mag after it's been in the dirt invariably resulted in a stoppage as well. Another common, unproductive habit was wearing spare belts like a Mexican bandit Short and long round stoppages and additional dirt did not help. Being in a hurry to cause a malfunction is usually counterproductive in a firefight, no matter how cool it looks.

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