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Military? .45 magazines

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by .45-70TC, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. .45-70TC

    .45-70TC Member

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    I have several of these magazines that I got somewhere eons ago and would just like to know anything about them. Markings on the bottom are...

    19204-
    ASSY 5508694
    MFR 1M291


    Thanks
     
  2. tenbase

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    "1M291" is Check-Mate
     
  3. GCW5

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    Should be very good mags!
     
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    "Check-mate" :confused:
     
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    Check Mate Industries is a long time government contracter for magazines.
    Check Mate is considered a very high quality manufacturer of magazines.
    Check Mate also sells retail, but you have to call. They have a web page, but don't have e-commerce set up.

    1M291 is a code assigned by the government to identify the maker of the magazines. You have good ones.
     
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    Thanks, 10X. Sorry about not knowing. Got them loooong time ago and never seen those markings before.
     
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    You are welcome. I have a couple and got them a long time ago, also.
    I wish I had bought more.
     
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    You can still get the same magazine from Check-Mate. Available in blue or stainless, and big discounts for 50-count orders. Small discount for 7-49 mags. Very good magazines.
     
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    Where from? Thanks, AC
     
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    Check-Mate Industries. Call'em up. Ask for Jackie. Tell her that you want the GI feed lips. The ones with the hybrid lips are better. 7-round. They're workin' on an 8-round magazine that looks like a winner...but I don't know if it's available just yet.
     
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    Their contract mags are not as well finished as WWII mags, but they are reliable.

    Jim
     
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    Jim...The new ones are. The stainless GI magazines are beautiful and they operate as smooth as butter. The blued version is a deep, semi-matte black oxide. Springs are as good as Wolff's, and as near as I can determine...offer the same strength and longevity.
     
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    Phone Number? Thanks, AC
     
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    I have a couple of .45 ACP mags, still in the original wrappers that are marked...

    1005-00-550-8694
    Magazine Assembly
    p/n: 5508694
    1 Each
    DAAA09-78-C-4141
    A - 9/79

    Anyone know who made them??

    Thanks.

    L.W.
     
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    The Checkmate Hybrids are great magazines. They run a little bit under $20 for 7 or more in stainless (about half the price of Wilson's new mags).


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  17. 1911Tuner

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    FWIW...Full GI-spec magazine feed lips sometimes need adjusting for the correct release point. I've run into it in about 10% of the unused magazines I've bought over the years...and when I got a few of Check-Mate's end run of their last contract, I found the same to be true.

    The "Hybrid" style lips provide the later, more gradual release of the GI mag, with a timed release point in the correct place. It's a Colt design, and CMI makes the magazines to Colt's specs. A little more versatile in most guns..and they come pre-tweaked. The price is the same.
     
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