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Old 04-23-2005, 12:18 AM   #1
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9 round mags?

Fired my first HP today,a 2004 MK III recently purchaced new in the box with two 10 round mags. Weapon functioned perfectly with four differnt brands of ammo and I might even get used to the trigger, but, both of the 10 round mags would only hold 9 rounds( REM, WIN, COR-BON,no dif.). On the left side the mags are marked with -A- ,Patent 5.353.537 caliber 9mm luger.,on the front it says , made in italy,it has the "mouse trap" spring on the back.I disassembled both and everything seems in order.Could anyone provide measurements for the height of the follower and the leangth of the uncompressed spring? I would appreciate any other insights you might have, by the way, a 13 round Mec-gar purchaced seperatly did indeed hold 13 rounds and functioned perfectly. Thanks in advance for what help you might have to offer, John. You guys are keeping me up WAY too late every night reading;keep up the good work!
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:34 AM   #2
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You have true FN/Browning Factory Mags, they are the only ones that have the fast eject spring, the fast eject spring has been used on all FN/Browning Factory Mags since late 1993 or early 1994, and that includes the 13 round mags as well.

Believe it or not they will accept 10 rounds, with a lot of force on the 10th one. After you finally get the 10th round in, let your mags set fully loaded for a few days and keep pressing the top round down with your thumb as you set and watch TV or whatever, the top round will keep going further & further down with less pressure and the mags will become much easier to load.

NOTE: You will probally damage (dent) the case of the 9th round by the time you get the 10th round loaded, so be sure to check it and dispose of it if it's damaged.

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Old 04-26-2005, 01:28 AM   #3
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Yup, a LOT of force did it! Thanks SOCKMAN. I think Ill leave em loaded till next weekend and hope the white stuff melts so I can take it out again, this time without the Colt so Im not dealing with two very different triggers. I really like this thing so far,it is the easyest offhand shooter Ive ever tryed.Accuracy is not what I would like but practice and ammo testing and becoming more familiar with its triggar should help. Love this site but Im really loseing a lot of sleep.
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