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Gen 4 mag release in a gen 3?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by AR15 guy, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. AR15 guy

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    I googled every combination I could think of and I could not find anything on this subject. Let me first state that I would not attempt this myself, but if a reputable gunsmith could do this I would give it a go.

    I fell in love with the gen 4 mag release, and would love to add it to my gen 3 19, and 34.
     

  2. AR15 guy

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    I sent cold bore customs an email about doing this... We shall see what they say.
     
  3. RPVG

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    It's a no go. The Gen 4 mag release can go in either way. The Gen 3 cutouts are different since it only goes in one way.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  4. AR15 guy

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    I am aware of that, but I was thinking maybe frame modifications could be made. Cold bore told me the spring that holds everything in is in a different location, and won't work. So it appears they considered trying the modification.
     
  5. RPVG

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    Never thought about that. Guess it depends on how far you're willing to go.

    It would be nice.