Colt 38 mid-range magazine

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Colt 38 mid-range magazine

Post by wizzer on 1/15/2018, 5:21 pm

Does anybody know how to remove the follower?  I have one mag that needs a deep cleaning.

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Re: Colt 38 mid-range magazine

Post by jglenn21 on 1/15/2018, 5:37 pm

Remove the base and the spring. Lower the follower to the bottom of the slot cut in the mag and pull the round pin out the enlarged area.

Or at least that's how I remember it
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Re: Colt 38 mid-range magazine

Post by fc60 on 1/15/2018, 5:56 pm

Greetings,

If it is genuine Colt, JGlenn's instructions apply.

If it is an aftermarket magazine, some vendors swage the buttons in place so you cannot take the follower out.

I believe TripleK are one such vendor.

Cheers,

Dave
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Re: Colt 38 mid-range magazine

Post by cdrt on 1/15/2018, 5:58 pm

fc60 wrote:Greetings,
If it is genuine Colt, JGlenn's instructions apply.
If it is an aftermarket magazine, some vendors swage the buttons in place so you cannot take the follower out.
I believe TripleK are one such vendor.
Cheers,
Dave

Triple-K's will disassemble the same as the Colt.  I have some of each and they are the same.
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Re: Colt 38 mid-range magazine

Post by wizzer on 1/15/2018, 6:03 pm

No luck yet--it is a Colt marked bottom plate.

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Re: Colt 38 mid-range magazine

Post by jglenn21 on 1/15/2018, 6:13 pm

How far did you get
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Post by wizzer on 1/15/2018, 6:53 pm

Floor plate removed, spring removed.  Outside diameter of button is too large to push out either way, and button does not appear to come apart.  Guess I'll leave the follower in and clean  best I can.

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Re: Colt 38 mid-range magazine

Post by jglenn21 on 1/15/2018, 8:06 pm

all those mags are pretty old now.. maybe be rusted stuck  . perhaps some Kroil on it.

actually the button PULLS out of the slot.. the inside shaft is slightly larger than the normal portion of the slot but smaller than the bottom portion.
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Post by cdrt on 1/15/2018, 9:21 pm

You have to position the button at the bottom of the mag at the large hole in the slot once you get the spring and plug out.  It has a groove that keeps it in the slot on both sides of the button.  Just pull one side or the other out.
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