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Post by GGinSC on 9/29/2012, 8:21 pm

Just bought a Mec-Gar magazine to try in my Caspian wad gun. The mag is extremely tight, and will not release.
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Post by Rob Kovach on 9/29/2012, 11:20 pm

try releasing it with the slide locked back. If you are able to press the release try pushing it out from the top through the open chamber.
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Post by GGinSC on 9/30/2012, 6:56 am

OK, that worked...now, what do I do to get the magazine to fit properly? Sandpaper? Large hammer?

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Post by SMBeyer on 9/30/2012, 7:34 am

Send it back and buy Metalform?



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Post by Rob Kovach on 9/30/2012, 8:38 am

2nd...1911 mags should not be messed up. MFRs have had over 100 years to get it right.
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Post by xring2245 on 9/30/2012, 6:55 pm

Mec-Gar magazines are not known for their quality. They are affordable, but not the quality of Metalform or some of the other magazines available.

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Post by GGinSC on 9/30/2012, 6:58 pm

To SBMeyer: Tried four different metalform...same issue. That's why I'm trying the mec-gar. So far the only things that work in this gun are Wilson Combat. (I know, stick with those.... Smile )

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Post by Rob Kovach on 9/30/2012, 7:17 pm

Take out the magazine catch and see if they still stick. If they don't stick with the magazine catch in, I have some suggestions for you.
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Post by SMBeyer on 9/30/2012, 7:33 pm

GGinSC,

I really didn't mean anything by my comment. I just have never heard of anybody having problems with Metalform mags. I agree with Rob, sounds like there might be an issue with the gun. At what point does it get tight? Imediately as it goes in, or half way up, or not until it is fully inserted? And yeah you can just always use what works, you know what they say don't try to fix a problem that doesn't exist.



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Post by C.Perkins on 9/30/2012, 7:50 pm

GG;

Look for drag marks on the offending magazines.

Slight front and slight rear of the magzine is normal.

No drag marks what so ever on the sides of the magazine.

Hope this helps to resove the problem.

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Post by Ed Hall on 10/3/2012, 5:03 pm

Also check that the grip screws aren't protruding into the well...

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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/3/2012, 11:08 pm

Ahhh grip screws is a good thing to check...

GGinSC--did you try the mag with the mag catch off? Why don't you try the mag with the grips off, and the slide off as well.you might be able to get an indication of where the tight spot is.
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Re: 1911 magazine fit

Post by GGinSC on 10/7/2012, 5:34 pm

Many thanks to all that responded.
Was able to take some time today for some serious research...
The issue is not the grip screws.
The issue is not the magazine catch.

The issue is either the receiver itself or the trigger.

I'll get with the smith that built the gun.
Again, thanks for all the suggestions.

Gotta love all the experience in this forum.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/7/2012, 9:33 pm

While you have the grips off, slide the magazine in and see if the magazine gets tight before you hit the area where the trigger bow is.

Do it while you have the slide off. This can give more visibility on isolating your problem.
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