View Full Version : M1A/M14 Magazines. Any good sources?

Hard Ball
December 20, 1999, 11:51 AM
I have just aquired a Springfield M1A .308 rifle I would like to obtain some more 20 round magazines but find Springfield's $89.95 price a bit high. Can anyone recommend a good source (or sources) for good quality magazines at lower prices? Surplus militery M14 magazines would be quite acceptable.

Matt VDW
December 20, 1999, 12:00 PM
Try the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). They were selling mil-surp M14 magazines at Camp Perry this summer.

December 20, 1999, 12:59 PM

I've got six(6)extra 20 round mags. for the M1A, if your interested, i'd take $45.00 ea. for em. also would you be interested in some lake city match .308, very good ammo. give it to for $15.00 a box.

December 20, 1999, 02:39 PM
Try Cole's Distributing. I purchased 10 of the "very good to excellent" variety and they all work great. One had a little sand in it, but it was easily cleaned.

I've seen new-in-wrapper GI issue M14 mags at gun shows for around $50-60. Most used ones go for around $35.


[This message has been edited by richardb (edited December 20, 1999).]

Jake 98c/11b
December 21, 1999, 11:36 PM
It has been a while so I might be wrong but last time I checked you could buy five per year from the CMP if you are a member of a CMP affiliated club. That is five new and five used, price was less than $20 last I checked, that was for new. If this is not the case let us all know.

Hard Ball
December 29, 1999, 09:45 PM
Thamks Richardb. Took your advice and ordered magazines from Cole. I received them today and am extremely pleased. I apprecuate your good advice.

April 5, 2000, 02:04 PM

Thanks for the link to Cole Distributing. I ordered 3 magazines. The salesperson said she is not expecting the market to dry up soon, and that she is getting another load in a few weeks.

But, given the political climate, why take chances?

4V50 Gary
April 5, 2000, 07:59 PM
Just checked the CMP website today. They ran out a long time ago.

April 5, 2000, 08:23 PM
CDNN investments also has them. I ordered some a couple of months ago, and the mags are PERFECT. Brand new USGI...

The MFR stamps on mine are BW S1 (Borg Warner) for those curious about such things.


April 5, 2000, 08:29 PM
I have ordered a bunch of the Very Good-Excellent mags from Coles for $310 for 10 shipped. Very good buy.