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Old 06-18-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Help with Hi Power Magazine Identification

I bought a hi power magazine recently that will just not fit my 9mm Mark III at all. It is a seamless, blued mag with thin metal baseplate, a plastic follower with two legs, and one drain hole but no witness holes. It is completely unmarked. It will hold 15 rounds of 9mm, the last round is tight. It will not seat in the mag well. I removed my slide and checked the fit compared to my OEM mags. This mag is 1-2mm's wider. My OEM mags will fit into the slide and "stand" so to speak. This one will not and will fall to the side. Is this a .40 mag? It appears to be well made and its construction is similar enough to my other mags that I think it is probably a mecgar. Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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Pictures may help to identify the maker. My suspicion is that it is an aftermarket magazine. Pro-mag is one name that comes to mind. Another is USA Mags. Neither has a good reputation.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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After doing some research on this forum, it resembles the unmarked fn contract mag in the stickied thread at the top of the board. Except the baseplate has a slightly different shape. I will try to get pics up soon.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:23 PM   #4
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First, here is my HiPower with Spegel Kingwood grips.






and no I did not write "Brownig High Power" across the mag. It came to me that way.
Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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Sounds like the seller assumed it was an HP mag and was wrong. maybe it's a CZ mag or some other auto with similar grip dimensions. Or, it could just be poorly made.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:02 PM   #6
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Here's a thought. Try loosening your grip screws and see if the magazine fits better.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #7
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Do the external dimensions of a .40 and 9mm mecgar mag differ? I know a .40 slide is slightly wider. I don't know anyone who has a .40 hipower or I would just pop it in to see if it worked. I will check on the grip screws tomorrow but I don't remember them being especially tight.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:48 PM   #8
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Could be a Beretta 92 mag also. There was a thread awhile ago on how to modify a Beretta mag to make it work by re-cutting the latch hole in the mag.
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