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Posted:  4/5/2009 9:25 PM #15177
panamaed


Joined: 11/30/2008
Posts: 1
Last Post: 4/5/2009
Subject: tommy gun magazines
Does anyone have experience with the 30 round mags for the 1927 M1? I have one that works, and bought 2 on line, neither of which work. It seems to me I read that the ones for the full-auto 1928 have a different hole in the rear, to engage the magazine catch. I think the fix was to enlarge or "ovalize" the hole. It looks kinda like thats what I need to do, but don't want to mess up a magazine. What happens with the ones that don't work is that they won't stay in, they don't latch. Anybody know how much to move this hole, or where to find out?
Thanks,

Eddie
When there's trouble, don't just call 911, reach for your 1911
Eddie

Posted:  4/5/2009 11:35 PM #15180
Jeffrey


Joined: 7/19/2007
Posts: 488
Last Post: 12/18/2009
Back in the day, Calico had reliability issues. How is it now?
When was the last time you went to the range?

Posted:  4/8/2009 5:05 PM #15174
mongoose


Joined: 9/7/2008
Posts: 18
Last Post: 4/12/2009
Panamed, you can try slowly &; carefully opening up the round hole in back spine of the mags...you want to make them egg shaped....top right at about 2:00 &; bottom left about 7:30 >>>8:00 position, that worked for me... good luck with this if you try it.

Posted:  4/8/2009 6:16 PM #15176
panamaed


Joined: 11/30/2008
Posts: 1
Last Post: 4/5/2009
Mongoose, I'll try that, one of these used mags is dented so that the follower won't travel smoothly. I'll experiment with that one, and see if it works. Not much to lose there, thanks.
Jeffrey, I've only run about 100 rounds of 9mm fmj through the Calico, it was fine. I need to set aside range time, no excuse, it's just out the back door;) Gotta rearrange my priorities.

Have fun,

Eddie
When there's trouble, don't just call 911, reach for your 1911
Eddie

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