Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Pre 94 AR15 Magazines

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Konstantin835, Jan 3, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Konstantin835

    Konstantin835 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    168
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    I'm in NY and building an AR and am looking for 1 or 2 pre-94, 20 or 30 round mags. (For those who don't know, a mirror of the old federal ABW is still in effect here and all >10 round mags must be pre 1994) :mad: Theres a gun show in about a month near me, about how much would they cost there? Does anyplace sell pre-94 AR mags online? Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
  2. flatlander937

    flatlander937 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    198
    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  3. lmccrock

    lmccrock Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    338
    Location:
    Red Rock, TX
    I do not mean to be flippant - but how do you (or New York) tell if a magazine was made before 1994? Some models did not exist (Pmag) but many USGI-style mags have too few marks on them to date them. I bought some in the mid-to-late 90's that were "pre-ban" but I had to take the seller's word for it.

    No clue about cost; I moved out of Ca so I do not have to worry about it any more.
     
  4. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,060
    Location:
    The Old Dominion
    Thats the thing, the burden of proof is on the prosecutor.
    You can take regular 'unmarked' magazines wherever you want, and no one could eyeball it and tell you otherwise.

    Kind of like 922r.

    Its all on the honor system.

    To be fair, the ONE 30'rdr AR mag I have says right on it Sep 2004. Oh well. I have plenty of plastic 10rdrs that work just fine in New York.
     
  5. Strykervet

    Strykervet member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,610
    Try Sky Surplus in Spokane WA. He has a lot of old surplus stuff. Preban doesn't mean anything here except old and outdated, but to you they are worth something. Should be able to get them cheaper this way. Ask him if he has any from the 80's or 90's.
     
  6. sgtstryker

    sgtstryker Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    401
    Location:
    Southwest Georgia
    I've ordered from ammoman lots over the years. Never had a problem.
     
  7. Konstantin835

    Konstantin835 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    168
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Thanks for the ammoman link, $26 per mag is a bit pricey though. Is that standard for a pre 94 mag? Anyone know how much they go for at a NY gun show? I know they probably vary in price around the country as most places are free states with no magazine restrictions,
     
  8. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,060
    Location:
    The Old Dominion
    A pre-ban in NY is like water in heck.
    Expect to pay top dollar due to demand.
     
  9. X-Rap

    X-Rap Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    6,651
    You are also likely to have trouble getting a vendor to send the mags into NYS. I would go to PA or better yet find a friend or relative who is in a state that doesn't care and have them buy in bulk.
    Old mags go for as little as $5 if you buy in some quantity. I would also make certain that using the mag won't make your gun illegal by having to many "bad" parts. Do you have a preban lower?
     
  10. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    7,392
    Location:
    all over Virginia
    easy to find on Gunbroker
     
  11. bkb0000

    bkb0000 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Messages:
    132
    Location:
    oregon
  12. Destructo6

    Destructo6 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,998
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Aluminium mags made after 1994 were date-marked. So, no date markings, you can probably presume that they are pre-1994.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page