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Old January 21st, 2020, 04:50 AM   #1
 
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Another 10/22 drum mag issue

Having purchased an aftermarket stock for my 10/22, I have been plagued with the usual problem of not having the magazines (drum and banana) not releasing (by the mag release lever) without yanking them out because of a too-tight fit. I have begun "shaving" (sanding) the insides of the mag well, however, wonder if I can go too far. Does the gun "upper" mechanism hold-in the mag, or do the mag well sides hold it in place? Hope this is clear.



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Old January 21st, 2020, 09:45 AM   #2
 
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When you say "mag well sides" are you including the cut out in the bottom of the stock itself? If so, the stock plays no role in magazine retention. The magazines lock into the receiver bottom. Magazines usually hang up because the cut out in the stock is a little too small, but there can also be some "flashing" on the polymer magazines themselves. If so, trim any excess flashing off the magazines first. Then sand the stock cut out as needed.
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Old January 21st, 2020, 11:09 AM   #3
 
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i have a GSG 110-round drum - it is tight, tight, tight, but that's a good thing... i would never mess around with the rifle - if anything, mess around with the mag - it's cheaper... JMHO, YMMV...

btw, my 10/22 and Chargers cycle Winchester M-22s and Rem Subsonics through the drum with aplomb

(hey, that ryhmes!)

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Both of my rifles still have the factory stock. But I do have one of the older mwg drums that when I got it was super tight going in and required a good bit of force to get out. About 10 minutes slowly removing material from the magazine and constantly test fitting to make sure I didn't go too far fixed the problem.
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