View Full Version : Magazine trouble

October 15, 2014, 08:25 PM
So I've got a Mauser model 80 SA that shoots great. It's a hi power clone and it will only feed reliably with it's original magazine. Using any of the aftermarket ones that I have, it consistently jams. There is one mec gar 20 rd mag, which is not as bad as the others, and the two other aftermarket mags which are not named but I assume are mec gar. All three are practically brand new. Anyone have any problems like this; I fear that since it's a clone true BHP stuff wont work as well. Think I should just get a bunch of magazines and test them all out? Your thoughts please.
BTW I'm shooting steel cased jacketed 9mm

October 15, 2014, 08:36 PM
The Mauser model 80 SA is a FEG IIRC a PJK-9HP sold under the Mauser name so it should run without issues with factory or Mecgars.

If the mags are not marked Mecgar then they are not Mecgars. They should look like this:


The 20 rounders are spotty so don't trust them. Try a factory Browning or real Mecgar 13 or 15 rounder and see how it does.

Chuck Dye
October 16, 2014, 07:19 PM
You do not describe the nature of the failures so specific advice is difficult to guess at. Run a search on "pistol magazine tuning." Perhaps some easy tweaks of your magazines' lips will cure your problems. (My one problem with a 1911 mag appeared to be the result of someone dropping the mag on its mouth. A bit of trial and error with needle nose pliers and a working mag as an exemplar solved the problem.)