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Old February 8, 2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Anyone know what gun uses this magazine?

I have this magazine with the catch opening in a fairly unique place (see photos). It looks like to be a Taurus magazine (made in Brazil), but I can't come up with the model that it would fit.


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Old February 8, 2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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I'm not really sure, but keep in mind Beretta had some manufacturing in Brazil as well.
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Old February 8, 2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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Maybe a Star?
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Old February 8, 2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Early PT-92 magazine, which had the old-style Beretta 92 mag catches as well.

Edited: just realized mag catch cut out on wrong side of pistol. I don't know what the hell that goes to, unless Taurus made some left-handed model which I doubt.
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Old February 8, 2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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Since it doesn't have the latch cutout, I would guess it would be something with a heel latch (European style mag latch). Keep in mind that a lot of aftermarket mags are also made in Brazil.

I don't think that is a latch cutout that low on the mag.
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Old February 8, 2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Being made in Brasil, you'd expect it to be for one of the Taurus semi-autos -- the earliest of which were Beretta near-clones. (Not Star, etc.) The mags appear to be 10-round mags for a full-size gun.

The fact that the mag catch notch is SO LOW is very unusual, suggesting that it must be for something out of the ordinary.
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I agree with Silent Bob. I had one of those and it was very close to the early Beretta SB I think was the designation. I think the cut is correct as the button is on the lower left of the grip and the catch would be on the opposite side of mag.
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It is for an early PT92. I have one, and bought some factory Taurus mags that have the cut out in both locations to fit early and late model PT92s.
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Yep early beretta/taurus with the heel release. I'm comparing the cuts to mine 92 step slide, the mag release catch do match. There are some subtle differences in base plate and number of round count cut outs but it should an early Brazil with heel release.

Somebody with more in depth beretta knowledge please double check me but these mags are not necessarily Taurus mags. Early 92 made in Brazil had heel release, straight slide, and were indeed Beretta roll marked (although differently than their Italian counterparts)

Also the mag catch cut out is on the correct side. The heel release is on the side that the safety/slide release is on, while the mag catch itself is on the opposite side

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