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Author Topic: Broken Magazine Tab  (Read 1995 times)

VicMackey

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Broken Magazine Tab
« on: March 22, 2010, 05:47:52 PM »

I accidentally broke 1 out of the 4 magazine tabs that hold the baseplate of my 2 AR-15 magazines. I tried to prong open the tab in order to re-insert the follower/spring assembly into the magazine frame after cleaning and lubing the springs. Will this affect the function/reliability of the 2 affected magazines the next time I use them in a gunshoot? I reloaded them to full capacity again and so far, they don't seem to be affected. Your inputs are well appreciated.
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Re: Broken Magazine Tab
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 10:13:12 PM »

Probably not.   
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Re: Broken Magazine Tab
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 12:04:23 AM »

Highly doubtful, but I've never seen one of them tabs break.  I think maybe you were doing it wrong. 
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Re: Broken Magazine Tab
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 07:25:16 AM »

The base slides out .... no breaking of tabs.   :-*





http://www.instructables.com/id/Returning_a_Used_AR_15_Magazine_to_Service/

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Re: Broken Magazine Tab
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 05:48:59 PM »

What happened was one of the tabs broke after I tried to reinsert the follower (top part of the spring)/spring assembly back into the magazine after I removed it for cleaning. The base plate was the one in the picture. I had no problem properly removing it.
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Re: Broken Magazine Tab
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 06:47:13 PM »

You shouldn't have a problem with magazine feed.   
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Re: Broken Magazine Tab
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 05:47:43 PM »

Thanks, Professor.  The one that I forgot to mention that I broke was one of the small tabs.
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Re: Broken Magazine Tab
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010, 10:16:02 PM »

BTW, didn't mean sound like a smart ass in reply -  Just wanted to get you info.

No offense intended.
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Re: Broken Magazine Tab
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2010, 06:27:13 PM »

No problem, Professor. You weren't a smart-***. I thought I said something different. Again, your suggestions and everyone else's are very helpful and you always tell it like it is.
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