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Old September 9, 2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Need help with Winchester 88 Magazine

What do I do with a Winchester Model 88 magazine that will not hold the second round properly?

The front of the round is tilted up and the rear of the round will not go under the back of the left lip.

The entire second round is pushed towards the middle of the magazine and pops out at the slightest touch.

It is not safe to use.

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Old September 10, 2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Is the follower "squared up and pushed back" to begin with? check that magazine up against another that works fine, if you can locate one.
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Old September 10, 2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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follower moves front to back
magazine fits gun perfectly and the first round sits nicely on the right and side
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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Lips too far apart?
Wrong follower?
Wrong mag for the caliber, like maybe a .243 mag in a .308 gun, for an example?
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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Had alot of this issue with my Saiga, I did a good greaseup and bent the tops in slightly on the action side. Worked for me but it's really hard to pinpoint without having it in front of me.
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Old September 14, 2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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Wrong mag for the caliber, like maybe a .243 mag in a .308 gun, for an example?
I think .243 and .308 take the same magazine
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Old September 14, 2012, 06:20 PM   #7
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Are you sure this is a M88 magazine and not a M100?

Unload the magazine and look at the follower from the top. Does it say M100 or M88?

Sometimes the spring looses it's ability to spring back. If you remove the second round will the rest of the rounds in the magazine cycle?

Oh, the front of the magazine should have .243 and .308 marked on it.

That does not look like a factory magazine... what does it look like from the bottom?
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Old September 16, 2012, 12:06 AM   #8
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I think it is one of the early type one magazines from before they were stamped with caliber.

see here:

http://www.wisnersinc.com/additional...erl_88_100.htm
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:17 PM   #9
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Just bend the left lip in a touch !
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Old September 17, 2012, 06:52 AM   #10
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Maybe it is me but the front of the mag looks like is bent down
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Old September 23, 2012, 09:23 PM   #11
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The pictured magazine went to a gunsmith that does a lot of work on 88's, and is still there.

I purchased an aftermarket magazine that works fine.
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