The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Semi-automatics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 23, 2013, 09:10 AM   #1
CLC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 8, 2011
Posts: 429
Retro AR mags

I picked up a 20rd AR mag today with

M16/M16A1 CAL 5.556mm
universal inds. div.
Simmonds prec. prod. inc.
west haven, conn. u.s.a.

Stamped on the floor plate for 15 bucks. can anyone tell me more about this brand? Did I do well on price? While we are at it I got 2 20rds mags marked Adventure Line and one Colt 20rd mag marked .223. My understanding is the Colt 20rd mags marked .223 instead of 5.56 are earlier production and Adventure Line mags are a bit more rare? Id love to see pics of various early manufacture mags.
__________________
In god we trust, all others must pay cash.
CLC is offline  
Old June 23, 2013, 09:40 AM   #2
Quentin2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 18, 2009
Location: NorthWest USA
Posts: 1,641
If there's no date stamped on the mag body, then they're pre-ban Sept 1994. Those should be good magazines if in good condition.

Patrick Sweeney's first AR book (around 2004) has a lot of info on early mags plus pictures.
Quentin2 is offline  
Old June 23, 2013, 04:10 PM   #3
AK103K
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2001
Location: PA -- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 8,175
Colt 20 rounder on the left is one of two that came with my SP1 back in '74, the one on the right is a mid 70's era Adventure Line mag.





__________________
“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
AK103K is offline  
Old June 23, 2013, 11:09 PM   #4
CLC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 8, 2011
Posts: 429
Quote:
If there's no date stamped on the mag body, then they're pre-ban Sept 1994. Those should be good magazines if in good condition.

Patrick Sweeney's first AR book (around 2004) has a lot of info on early mags plus pictures.
Im thinking the colt is early production due to the .223 stamp. All three my buddy gave me are worn to almost bare.
__________________
In god we trust, all others must pay cash.
CLC is offline  
Old June 24, 2013, 06:26 AM   #5
jehu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 21, 2005
Posts: 375
GI contract mag, Adventureline, Okay,Sanchezz,Simmons and others!
jehu is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06620 seconds with 7 queries