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PostSubject: How to convert a real M16 30rd mag to fit a Marushin M16A1   Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:06 am

Has anyone converted one,if so is it a big job or whats involved?

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PostSubject: Re: How to convert a real M16 30rd mag to fit a Marushin M16A1   Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:34 am

Ah madmike has got to be your man (i think) Very Happy

I thought that the Marushin fitted the real mags well Question

1: is finding one.....

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2: Sorting out the front internals of the mag to cope with the lack of the bullet tip.

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PostSubject: Re: How to convert a real M16 30rd mag to fit a Marushin M16A1   Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:03 am

The magazine catch slot needs adjusting to get it to catch properly too.
I'm sure there's a thread on here somewhere discussing this. I'll have a better look tomorrow.

I have real 30rd mags for mine. They will fit once that slot's tweaked but the lips, follower and spring all need work to feed.

For pure display, however, they're quite easy to fit.

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PostSubject: Re: How to convert a real M16 30rd mag to fit a Marushin M16A1   Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:38 am

Oh another job Embarassed lol!
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PostSubject: Re: How to convert a real M16 30rd mag to fit a Marushin M16A1   Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:17 am

Its only for cosmetic use-will not be used with PFC carts so easier to remove the guts i guess but would like a few pics if someone has any of a converted mag.

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PostSubject: Re: How to convert a real M16 30rd mag to fit a Marushin M16A1   Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:02 pm

If you want it for display only, no probs at all. You have to file the mag catch hole making it larger on top. I would recommend taking the mag catch lever out of your Marushin M16, then you will see. Then reinstall it and test-fit. It is all about filing and test-fitting. You remove too much, and your mag will rattle. I also noticed that real mags as well as Marushin models differ slightly, so one mag fitting one Marushin model does not mean it will fit another Marushin model too.

Making it feed properly is very difficult as the feed lips have to be reworked. I did not yet manage to do that properly. The original follower will work (the current green ones seem to be the best), but the spring is far too stiff. I have yeard some are using the Marushin spring from the 20 round magazines with good sucess.
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PostSubject: Re: How to convert a real M16 30rd mag to fit a Marushin M16A1   Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:27 am

Thanks Mike,will give it a try when i get some spare time.

Dont know if anyone else is the same and i know its only a common magazine but i realy do hate tampering,modifying original items Sad
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PostSubject: Re: How to convert a real M16 30rd mag to fit a Marushin M16A1   Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:41 am

It is no big deal and the aluminum can be filed easily. The AR-15 magazines are available and chap if you use a used one from military surplus. Good luck!
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