Okay, you and I are reading the law differently. I will let it go at that.
Secondly, it will cost Gaston 50 cents to make a 7 round magazine. He will then sell it for $20. He may live in a socialist country but he is a ruthless capitalist and will go for the money.
I don't think much R&D or testing is involved. As far as I can tell Gaston uses the consumer as a Beta-tester and then makes changes based on feedback.
I am being hard on the old man.