Noticing some marks on my aftermarket mags...

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by trip286, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    And I had to start this thread from a computer, so I can find it from my phone app to post pics!!!

    So.... INCOMING!!!
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    What kind of marks?

    Does it look like something going front to back on the sides where the trigger bow may be?
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Here they are...

    These are supposed to be Springfield Armory mags, but I call bull spit. The blued mags ARE SA, they came with the gun. The stainless, I paid $10 for both. They seem shoddy, the feed lips are catawampass, they're hard to load (because the rounds try to take a nose down attitude) but they function fine. I only keep them as secondaries, the two factory mags are my carry load.

    So, check out these markings. They're on toe aftermarket mags, but not the factory mags. Just one more reason I think they're some no name off brand stuff.

    I'm thinking mag release or slide stop, but don't know. What do you guys think? And I honestly don't know if they were like that when I got them.

    Look at the left feed lip. Factory mags for comparison.
     

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  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Sorry, you beat me to the reply with the attached pics.

    The markings are right at the edge of the left feed lip. Hard to see, but they're there.

    I'm not TOO concerned... But, if it's something that can cause a future problem, I need to be cautious of it.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If you are talking about the marks near the casings, it can't be slide stop or the magazine release. Those parts do not go back that far.

    The lips are deformed (from what I can tell) and could be the slide itself.

    Remove slide and measure known factory to aftermarket with magazines seated. You will also see that the mag release does not interfere.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Okay, I'll look into that. I'm still at work though, so it may take me a bit to get back.

    I did clean it (hence the speckles on my hand... it was a good range day...) and I didn't notice any wear or impact marks anywhere else on the entire gun...