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Offline Froogal

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Re: 1911 magazines
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2023, 09:42:45 AM »
The other magazines have a logo, kind of like an M in a circle?

I have since learned that the M in a circle is the logo for MetalForm.

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Re: 1911 magazines
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2023, 07:06:07 PM »
I heard the reported problem with check-mate '92 magazines..seems like a long time ago (13?-14?). The problem was solved when the pistol engineer got with the rifle engineer & they agreed that coating the pistol magazine with hard-cure solid film lube (used on rifle mags) was worth testing. Worked great. And, then it was quickly adopted. Improved lubricity for feeding & also stopped corrosion issues of the steel magazine. Next problem was Beretta didn't really want to make parts or guns matching those already in service (for compatibility requirements). Hence the M17.

Two of the old-school engineers talked about bringing back the thumper & had the office 1911 (cutaway) pistol disassembled on a table & were making a short list of improvements... One was adding solid film lube to some of the parts, including the magazine.

Hell, I was there 🤣
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I believe Metalform made govt 1911 mags at one time. A Colt engineer may have mentioned they made them for Colt - but they cost more with Colt markings, of course. 😆
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