Found 8 colt 20 rd mags

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Tenderribbs, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    I was given my fatheri-in-laws ammo in boxes of 556 and wondering the accuracy and how long rhey will be good for as in the shelf life of them. I also found 8 colt 20 rd magazines curious to how old they are?

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  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Keep em dry and they will outlast us . Also are those steel mags by chance ?
     

  3. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    Yes all metal the rifle is a colt 1974 sp1 so I'm guessing they are from around that time.
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    'Nam era mags... I'm gonna have to get a few of those for when I do my M16A1 retro build.
     
  5. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    What about accuracy of this ammo it's ball M193I haven't shot any yet little concerned about age . just curios how accurate they are?
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    As long as the ammo was properly stored it is safe to shoot. Not super accurate but good enough for government work! If the mags are like new or even good condition they would be worth more to the right person.