Para Ordance Magazine Problems


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CAR-AR
November 12, 2011, 09:54 PM
I bought a what was supposed to be pair of Para magazines on Gunbroker a while back (like a year) and I just got back from the range today. The magazines are not .45 ACP magazines but seem to be .40 as far as I can tell by a fit check. There are no markings on the magazines. Can anyone determine what these magazines belong to from the pictures below:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=152618&stc=1&d=1321152468
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=152619&stc=1&d=13http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=152620&stc=1&d=132115254621152508
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=152620&stc=1&d=1321152546
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=152621&stc=1&d=1321152548

Thanks for the help!

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jackpinesavages
November 12, 2011, 10:34 PM
Did you just try putting a .40 round into one of them, to verify your thoughts?

1KPerDay
November 12, 2011, 11:03 PM
I can tell you that those are definitely not .45 ACP para ord magazines. The lips are too tall/narrow.

Is there a P in concentric circles on the bottom of the baseplates?

CAR-AR
November 13, 2011, 10:49 AM
I loaded up one of the magazines with 15 rounds of .40s, no problems. There is no logo on the base of the magazines. I matched up a Para 45 mag and it seems be close to the same except for the follower and the mag not fitting in a P-14.

jackpinesavages
November 13, 2011, 07:18 PM
Sound sloke a non-Para .40 mag.. Yup. generally Para mags have a "P" on the bottoms with their little surrounding emblem design. Sorry to hear of the trouble.

CAR-AR
November 14, 2011, 01:46 PM
I'd guess a Mecgar Para or another knockoff in.40. I don't think I can get $50 for the pair but I can always try.

Thanks for the help.

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