Outstanding! I had two spare magazines for one back in the 80's, but ended up trading them away at a gun show because I never bought the rifle. One long, one short. What are the capacities? Looks like you have a bunch of mags. Are they easy to find now?
Thanks! The mags are available but they are spendy. I have 6 of the 10-rounders in the second photo. These were factory made by Winchester and are rare running $125-200 each with the 5-rounders that are by far more common running $50-80. There were apparently also 15-rounders made by after market companies in the 1930s but I've never seen one.
That's not a bad idea about looking for general springs. The rifles are more accurate than I am out to 50 yards. A fun carbine to shoot but ammo is a problem even if you reload as the bullets are hard to find.
Own and have shot a Winchester model 07 in 351. While these guns are interesting, they are unrealistic shooters. Ammuntion is rarely avaliable and when it is you will pay a pretty penny. Packs some punch and is a solid semi-auto, but unless you reload, or are willing to pay alot for ammo, it isn't really a shooter.
You have got to want to shoot this one bad. However, when I think of the history of this model and how important it was to the likes of John Dillinger, Homer Van Meter, Baby Face Nelson, Charles Askins, etc., then I know it's worth the trouble. Other than Thompson and BAR what other long gun was as indicative of the violence of the 1930s? And so much cheaper . . . . . .