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Old February 2, 2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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1911 Mags

Im sure this is a stupid question, but do 7 round mags fit in a Colt Government full size that came with 8 rounders? Are they interchangeable?
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Old February 2, 2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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yes.
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Thanks...awesome
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The 8 rounders have a different spring design which enables them to squeeze in an additional round.
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Old February 2, 2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info...
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Old February 2, 2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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The 1911 was originally designed with a 7-round mag and then later someone came up with a new mag follower that allowed an extra round to fit in the same magazine body. Unless it specifically says it's for an OFFICER model it should work in a fullsize 1911.
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