Good NEW M1 Carbine mags


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shotgunjoel
July 18, 2009, 06:41 PM
Does anybody know if any of these are good?

http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/magazines-for-rifles/m1-carbine-magazines/p/m1-carbine-military-spec-15rd-steel-magazine%2C-new-manufacture-by-kci-/cPath/332_190_197/products_id/3142

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/M1_Carbine_magazines.html

I read on an older thread that the KCI mags were good, but they didn't have reviews online. Thanks for your help.

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SaxonPig
July 18, 2009, 08:37 PM
Are these the Korean mags that come in the brown wrappers? My limited experience is that they seem OK in my gun.

shotgunjoel
July 18, 2009, 08:41 PM
What is 'OK'? Like 'they kinda work OK' or 'they work OK, never had a problem with them.' And yes, they are the Korean ones.

Quiet
July 18, 2009, 08:50 PM
They work.

IMO, the KCI brand magazines are currently the best source of new magazines for the M-1 Carbine.
KCI is using the same machinery/tooling that was used to make M-1 Carbine magazines for the South Korean military. The M-1 & M-2 Carbines were in service with the South Korean military from the 1950s-70s.

shotgunjoel
July 18, 2009, 08:54 PM
Thanks Quiet.

DMK
July 18, 2009, 09:33 PM
When you guys say they work OK, does this include the 30rd mags or just the 15s?

amd6547
July 18, 2009, 09:46 PM
Both 15rd and 30rd Korean mags work great in my Inland. The Korean 30s seem like the best 30rd carbine mags I have seen. Though it may not be absolutely necessary, I put an M2 mag catch on my Inland to use the 30's.

DMK
July 18, 2009, 09:58 PM
What the heck, I just picked up a pack of five. I don't have any thirty rounders for my Carbine.

Now if I can just find some Carbine ammo...

NC-Mike
July 18, 2009, 10:04 PM
Both the 15 and 30 round mags are fantastic. Very high quality mags. I doubt you will be disappointed with them.

Plus 1 on the carbine ammo. I pine for the days when I bought Wolf 1,000 round cases of .30 carbine for 140.00

And that was in 2007... :scrutiny:

shotgunjoel
July 18, 2009, 10:12 PM
Now if I can just find some Carbine ammo...

No kidding, the only place I can find it is on Gunbroker at at least 100% markup.

USSR
July 18, 2009, 10:18 PM
http://ussr.clarityconnect.com/30carbinebullet.jpg

Don

PurdueRifleman2008
July 18, 2009, 10:20 PM
Ammoengine.com is pretty helpful for finding most ammunition. It doesn't cover all the ammo-carrying sites, but it does get quite a few of them.

As for mags, yes, the KCI mags will work decently well for informal shooting or plinking.

SaxonPig
July 18, 2009, 10:40 PM
shotgunjoel- Good luck in your future endeavors.

shotgunjoel
July 19, 2009, 04:36 PM
Thanks Saxon.

DennyF
July 19, 2009, 08:44 PM
Check out Bass Pro, if there is one in your area. Ours here (PA) usually has UMC carbine ammo for around $24 per 50. It works very well in my Inland.

rellascout
July 19, 2009, 09:33 PM
CMP is your friend http://www.thecmp.org/ammosales.htm

shotgunjoel
July 19, 2009, 10:51 PM
Check out Bass Pro, if there is one in your area. Ours here (PA) usually has UMC carbine ammo for around $24 per 50. It works very well in my Inland.
CMP is your friend http://www.thecmp.org/ammosales.htm

Thanks, but what I'm looking for is new magazines. CMP is backordered to Doomsday, along with everybody else. So if I'm going to wait that long I'll buy it from some place where it is cheaper for the same stuff.

OpelBlitz
July 20, 2009, 04:03 PM
I just bought 4 of these magazines and was rather disappointed that they wouldn't stay in my IBM-made M1 Carbine.

It slides nicely in the welll; no friction or anything like that (read a few reviews stating that) but they just wouldn't lock into place. And when I thought they were, after firing one round, the second would never chamber, and the magazine usually fell out of the gun. :(

Makes me wonder if I need to modify them at all, because I'm sure my M1's fine because GI mags work well (as do some 10rd magazines I have that are aftermarket, but I don't know who made them)

1KPerDay
July 20, 2009, 04:09 PM
The korean 30-rounders lock in my NPM just fine and seem to function perfectly.

OpelBlitz
July 20, 2009, 05:00 PM
Makes me wonder if my mag catch isn't what it used to be; I also heard elsewhere that these mags were designed for the mag catch from the M2? Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

1KPerDay
July 20, 2009, 05:04 PM
Try locking them in with the bolt open. They should work either way but try locking the bolt to the rear and then inserting the mags.

OpelBlitz
July 20, 2009, 06:01 PM
After playing around with that a bit... it just turns out I need to slap the mags in pretty hard and then it's fine. Which is funny, because I thought I was slapping them in pretty good yesterday! Thanks for the help!

DennyF
July 20, 2009, 11:20 PM
My Inland came with the M2 magazine catch and all I know who are really up on carbine stuff, say that's the catch one needs to use 30 rounders without any problems. They're also fond of the Korean import 15 round mags in the brown paper packages. All the ones they ordered this spring, are as-new and work fine.

I added the heads up on Bass Pro, for those who mentioned they were looking for good ammo at a reasonable price. CMP is out of GI mags and ammo orders are now into such a backlog, that I wouldn't bother with it.

Besides, mine doesn't particularly like Aguila ammo, so I'll stick with the UMC. My carbine savvy friends shared some of their CMP Aguila stash, which is how I came to find out my Inland doesn't much like it.

:)

OpelBlitz
July 21, 2009, 12:55 AM
For what it's worth, the Aguila ammo works pretty well in my carbine -- but I've NEVER had a problem with Sellier & Bellot.

Dazen
July 21, 2009, 08:27 AM
They work great in my Saginaw.. I have 5 of the 15 round mags and 5 of the 30 rounds mags.

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