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Old March 23, 2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Smith & Wesson Model 422 Magazine Question/Issue

I bought a Model 422 today(6" black, fixed sights). The owner gave me 2 S&W magazines with the pistol, one a 12 round with orange follower, the other, a 10 round with black follower. I was looking the magazines over, and the 10 round magazine doesnt have a hole in the baseplate to push in the pin. How do you disassemble this magazine, and can it be converted to 12 rounds by cutting the underside of the follower? Thanks
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Old March 23, 2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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I like your enthusiasm but i must ask, why?

Should you go through 12 in the first clip, shouldn't the 10 in the next be enough?

Even if this is plausible, would the risk of messing up the 10 rounder be worth it for 2 more bullets in a backup clip?

Either way i hope you get a good answer, and even more success if you find a way to convert the clip. If you have a doubt, don't risk it!
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Old March 23, 2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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I really just want to get it open so I can clean it. I have 2 new, 12 round S&W magazines coming from MidwayUSA, so if it doesn't look like its just a simple cutdown of the follower, I wont attempt it. The magazine is pretty grungy inside.
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