RIP: Browning 1910 .380 Magazine


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SharpsDressedMan
December 4, 2012, 06:46 PM
Didn't have this hard to find Browning magazine long before it developed a crack in the right side of the feed lips. Oh well, that is the price of shooting these fine old guns. I still have two good ones. Anyone ever had high tech welding done (TIG, MIG) to fix a rare magazine?

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The Lone Haranguer
December 4, 2012, 07:49 PM
If you'll forgive a bit of speculation ...
Anyone ever had high tech welding done (TIG, MIG) to fix a rare magazine?

That is an interesting idea. But even with TIG (which holds the heat on the object for the least amount of time) and lots of heat control paste, I don't see how you could keep the temper of the feed lip area intact. You could very well fix the crack, only to have the lips spread apart under pressure from the cartridges.

PRM
December 5, 2012, 02:31 PM
They are not that rare. Why not get a replacement? The 1910 and 1955 were the same.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=319380435


http://www.commemorativearms.com/magazines.htm

dogtown tom
December 5, 2012, 04:30 PM
PRM They are not that rare. Why not get a replacement? The 1910 and 1955 were the same.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=319380435

That links to a Triple K mag.......quite possibly the worst brand of aftermarket pistol mags in history.

A genuine FN/Browning mag in new condition is hard to find and your second link shows why.........$61 delivered.:what:

SharpsDressedMan
December 5, 2012, 05:28 PM
I recently got an original for $40, but that is a lot. If a repair can be made, I just thought it might be a great solution for this one, and other, even more rare, magazines that crack.

PRM
December 6, 2012, 08:37 AM
That links to a Triple K mag.......quite possibly the worst brand of aftermarket pistol mags in history.

If that's your experience - you probably would not won't to bid on them. I picked up a couple for mine 5-6 years back and have had no issues with them.


A genuine FN/Browning mag in new condition is hard to find and your second link shows why.........$61 delivered.

I bought my 1955 Browning in 2005. Commemorative Arms has offered mags for them throughout that time. Expensive, I'll agree there - hard to find, not on the internet.

The Lone Haranguer
December 6, 2012, 04:18 PM
A genuine FN/Browning mag in new condition is hard to find and your second link shows why.........$61 delivered.
I'd spend it. No one ever promised you a cheap hobby. :p

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