2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

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2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

Post by orpheoet on Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:28 am

Is one of these modified, or are there different versions? It seems like the split feed lip is more tunable. Shooting the Colt today hopefully


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Re: 2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

Post by jglenn21 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:39 am

version one( top) verses two.. Two being the split type...

One is the original style from colt

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Re: 2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

Post by fc60 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:29 am

Use caution when "tuning" the magazine lips. They are spring steel and will crack without notice.

No need to ask me how I know....

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Re: 2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:17 pm

The split type does two things. Rear portion is like a feedramp for the case rim. The front portion is the tension that keeps cartridge in the magazine.
The mag without split does both.
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Re: 2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

Post by jglenn21 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:45 pm

fc60 wrote:Use caution when "tuning" the magazine lips. They are spring steel and will crack without notice.

No need to ask me how I know....

Cheers,

Dave



at today's prices for one of these........ OUCH

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Re: 2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

Post by orpheoet on Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:55 pm

One with split works great. Thanks to my High Standard I'm getting proficient with one good magazine.....

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Re: 2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

Post by cdrt on Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:16 pm

These are made with the Colt machining and the price is right.
http://interarmstx.com/products/colt-gold-cup-style-magazine-38-spec-5rd-blue-contract-mfg-oem

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Re: 2 kinds of Colt .38 wadcutter mags?

Post by orpheoet on Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:39 pm

cdrt wrote:These are made with the Colt machining and the price is right.
http://interarmstx.com/products/colt-gold-cup-style-magazine-38-spec-5rd-blue-contract-mfg-oem
Thanks!

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Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:01 pm

cdrt wrote:These are made with the Colt machining and the price is right.
http://interarmstx.com/products/colt-gold-cup-style-magazine-38-spec-5rd-blue-contract-mfg-oem
If someone has one of these magazines please let me know if it has a spring guide that is about 3/4" long with ball end at the top with a slot/groove machined into it? Want to know if it is true Colt or Triple K type guide.
Thanks
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