Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

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Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

Post by mpolans on 7/15/2018, 11:32 pm

Anyone have a measurements/dimensions and/or tips on how to tune magazines to work with Marvel, Nelson, and similar conversions?

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Re: Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

Post by Chris Miceli on 7/16/2018, 5:34 am

David sams makes a tool. It has the front and rear dimesons engraved on it. As well as being those engraved sized
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Re: Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

Post by Jack H on 7/16/2018, 11:45 am

I have no measurements, but here are pictures

L>R Colt, Metalform fixed, Metalform before fix.  Colt and fixed work perfectly


L>R  Colt, MF fixed, MF in progress, MF unfixed
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Post by Jack H on 7/16/2018, 12:33 pm

More pix of Colt mags
on left is pinned base Colt

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Post by Chris Miceli on 7/16/2018, 1:48 pm

jack how much for that box of tenex.
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Post by Plunker on 7/17/2018, 10:11 am

Don't mean to hijack thread.  But suggestions on best place to buy Triple -K mag.'s. would be appreciated

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Post by SW-52 on 7/17/2018, 11:07 am

Plunker wrote:Don't mean to hijack thread.  But suggestions on best place to buy Triple -K mag.'s. would be appreciated
i see original colts on ebay with removable base.
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Re: Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

Post by Chris Miceli on 7/17/2018, 12:08 pm

KC has a bunch of factory Colt Ace mags (with removable bases) for sale at perry. I picked up a few.  Went to Nelson and we found out they don't exactly work with the slide stop they make.
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Post by Jon Eulette on 7/17/2018, 12:24 pm

I’ve noticed on lock back slides that the follower is only pushing slide stop about half way into the slide notch with steel mags: Colt and Triple K. It can cause premature wear on the slide. I don’t lock back any of my conversions. The Triple K mags are rough in comparison to the Colt mags. Lots of clean up work during fitting.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 7/17/2018, 12:56 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:I’ve noticed on lock back slides that the follower is only pushing slide stop about half way into the slide notch with steel mags: Colt and Triple K. It can cause premature wear on the slide. I don’t lock back any of my conversions. The Triple K mags are rough in comparison to the Colt mags. Lots of clean up work during fitting.
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The biggest issue is that the slide stop for the nelson can wedge between the follower and the mag body
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Post by SW-52 on 7/17/2018, 2:36 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:
Jon Eulette wrote:I’ve noticed on lock back slides that the follower is only pushing slide stop about half way into the slide notch with steel mags: Colt and Triple K. It can cause premature wear on the slide. I don’t lock back any of my conversions. The Triple K mags are rough in comparison to the Colt mags. Lots of clean up work during fitting.
Jon
The biggest issue is that the slide stop for the nelson can wedge between the follower and the mag body
Is possible mr Nelson made in a future one slide stop friendly with colt ace mags.
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Post by Jack H on 7/17/2018, 3:07 pm

The Metalform conversion mags I have all have rather wimpy ledges to engage the stop piece stickout part.  But that is the design to fit the mag body.

Someone should make a universal conversion slide stop with a trim to fit finger.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 7/17/2018, 4:25 pm

SW-52 wrote:
Chris Miceli wrote:
Jon Eulette wrote:I’ve noticed on lock back slides that the follower is only pushing slide stop about half way into the slide notch with steel mags: Colt and Triple K. It can cause premature wear on the slide. I don’t lock back any of my conversions. The Triple K mags are rough in comparison to the Colt mags. Lots of clean up work during fitting.
Jon
The biggest issue is that the slide stop for the nelson can wedge between the follower and the mag body
Is possible mr Nelson made in a future one slide stop friendly with colt ace mags.


Doubt it, they have mags made for their units that run flawlessly. When they make steel baseplates I’ll go back to them
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Re: Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

Post by spursnguns on 7/17/2018, 4:59 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:
Doubt it, they have mags made for their units that run flawlessly. When they make steel baseplates I’ll go back to them

+1

I use/like their magazines but the baseplates cheapen the looks of a fine product.

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Re: Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

Post by LenV on 7/17/2018, 6:23 pm

I also have a lot of different grips that won't work with a Nelson mag because of the oversize baseplate.

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Re: Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

Post by joy2shoot on 7/17/2018, 7:07 pm

Chris Miceli wrote: ... they have mags made for their units that run flawlessly.

I wish they were flawless with my unit.  I get severe bullet shaving with all five of my Nelson mags.  (and yes, I have a call into Larry)

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Re: Tuning Triple-K and/or Colt Steel .22 Conversion Magazines

Post by SW-52 on 7/18/2018, 8:59 am



The first two colt mags was modified for non lockback
this others in original factory condition,possibly will work with lockback marvel version.
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