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June 21, 2002, 03:27 AM
I heard somewhere that most AR/M16 mags from FN should be regarded as postban.

Is this true? Anybody have any links or details to share on this?

Badger Arms
June 21, 2002, 10:13 AM
Not a lawyer but it would seem to me if you had a magazine that had no 9/94 or higher date on it and happens to have an FN Floorplate on it, the burden of proof is on the BATF. It's the manufacturer who was wrong and you acted in good faith. I seriously doubt that any BATF agent would sift through the magazines in my bag at the range and happen to notice an FN magazine. If he did, I highly doubt he's got some list of lettering style, finish style, or distinguishing characteristics that would lead him to believe he'd get away from stealing it from me!

I'd heard this about some DPMS magazines but don't know where either. As I have no DPMS or FN magazines, I'm not materially effected.

June 21, 2002, 12:33 PM
No, not true. We've had these in our Air Force inventory well over 10 years. We started getting them when FN started making our M-16 A2's in the late 80's & early 90's. In fact, I dont think any FN mag is postban. I havent seen new FN mags in YEARS. I think they are all pre 94.
Hope this helps.

Badger Arms
June 21, 2002, 09:43 PM
Wow, two Air Force posters in a row. Where you stationed?