Spontaneous unloading of 1911 magazine


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Blakenzy
May 19, 2008, 02:53 PM
I was sitting at my gun/reloading bench, and a 1911 USGI Scoville magazine resting on the table top fully loaded with 230 FMJs started spitting out cartridges on its own.

I heard something fall off the table, looked in that direction and saw how one cartridge was spinning on the floor and how a second cartridge in the mag was slowly creeping forward...and then was ejected as well. WHAT!?! I picked up the magazine and put my thumb on the third cartridge. I'm not sure if the third and following cartridges would have followed as I did not let it happen, but it was really weird. A "ghost" cycling of a removed magazine. This magazine in in perfect condition and functions 100% in my gun BTW.

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ZeSpectre
May 19, 2008, 02:54 PM
call a priest! <grin>.

Matt-J2
May 19, 2008, 02:55 PM
I think you have a Coltergeist.

tydephan
May 19, 2008, 02:56 PM
I think you have a Coltergeist.
LOL. Nice.


Btw...my Glocks never do this. :what:

I joke. I joke. I kid. I kid.

telebob
May 19, 2008, 03:02 PM
I had that happen at the range once. I loaded up a mag while talking to a buddy. Put the mag down and all the rounds came flying out.

Yep, I loaded seven rounds of 9mm into a 45 mag...big laugh getter.

Tribal
May 19, 2008, 04:57 PM
If you can get them to cycle out really, really fast you may be able to do away with the 1911 itself and just use the mag for personal protection...

JohnBlaze
May 19, 2008, 05:00 PM
anti-gun ghosts?

Dgreno
May 19, 2008, 05:14 PM
I had an AR mag do this once at the range. Spit out 30 rds of .223 all over the place, then the follower and spring came out. turned out that one of the spot welds had separated. I only us magpul polymer now.

mattk
May 19, 2008, 05:27 PM
The feed lips are probably stretched out. This happens on lots of single stack mags and even some double stack mags.

Somebody, Brownells I like sells a tool that puts them back in the right place.

XDKingslayer
May 19, 2008, 05:46 PM
I wonder if the BATFE will classify that as a machine gun magazine?

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