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Thread: Shortning up a pressed steel magazine

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    Shortning up a pressed steel magazine

    I recently purchased Kimjons M595 in 284 win, which is a lovely rifle and i'm very happy with it.

    It only came with a 5 round extended magazine and with the hunting i do, i never need to feed more than a couple from a magazine, so would rather have a 3 round flush mount mag that doesn't protrude out of the stock to make it nicer to carry. I never sling rifles, always carry them.

    I ordered a new 3 round (plastic) mag via Beretta NZ (sweet too easy i'm thinking). Well bugger me, due to wall thickness of the plastic mag being much thicker than the steel 5 round mag. The inside width isn't enough to allow the fatter 284 case to slide up and down. The case is a very tight jam fit in the mag. Bugger!

    So i'm thinking i would like to modify the 5 round steel mag, shorten it up, and make an end plate and have it welded on, to basically be a steel version of the plastic flush mount mag.

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    It will be a little tricky to get the bottom plate welded on at the right to get the mag sitting high enough to have the rounds picked up and feed ok, but not too high so the feed rails foul on the bolt head.

    Anyone know of any skilled fabricators that could get this right and do a mint job of it. Preferably close to me in the Hawkes Bay.

    Once upon a time i would have tacked the job myself, but don't have the workshop facility any longer.

    Cheers.

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    I wouldn't have thought the floor plate would have any effect on where the mag sits in the rifle as that's all controlled by the mag latch and the slot.

    Unless I'm wrong, which happens often, it should be a piss easy job.

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    Hoon out the inside of the plastic mag rather than destructively modify the other one?

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    Pm me your phone number and I will give you a call, I've modded a few different mags. Sounds like from what I can figure it needs to be cut and shut with a spring chop and a Tig up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    Hoon out the inside of the plastic mag rather than destructively modify the other one?
    I had thought of that, get a long dremel bit in there and thin out the walls, but then i also realised that the internal length of the plastic mag was also less, that's when i said bugger it, lets look at cutting and shutting the steel mag to make it a flush mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robh500 View Post
    Pm me your phone number and I will give you a call, I've modded a few different mags. Sounds like from what I can figure it needs to be cut and shut with a spring chop and a Tig up.
    Awesome will do, cheers

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    got a top pic of the plastic mag from the top with a round next to it. should be piss easy to modify it

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    Bit of an update on this, I decided i'd give it a go to dremel out the inside of the plastic 3 round mag. It came up good, and with a little lick up to open the feed lips a tad, it all seems to be working and feeding well

    Cheers.
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