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Tripp mags.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by okie, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I have the Tripp Research 7R-45-WG mags, how does one take the follower out to clean the mag:headscratch::dunno::embarassed:
     
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson

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    Welded floorplate, right?
    Have to do it like a GI magazine.
    Depress the follower well down the tube with a rod, put a pin through the witness holes BELOW the follower so as to trap the spring but not the follower.
    Shake the follower back to the lips and fish out with a hooked tool or needlenose pliers.
     

  3. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Yep.


    I have done that so many times I can't even count.
    I tend to get lazy and let it go then I end up with malfunctions. Even magazines with the removable floor plates are a pain in the ass to deal with.

    Now I just buy stainless magazines for everything. I can hose them out with brake cleaner and forget about them.
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Jim nailed it,..........:cool:
     
  5. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    The holes don't line up, do you put the pin in at an angle then? It is a welded floor plate BTW:supergrin:
     
  6. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I have never seen a mag that didn't have the holes line up, but if you have some that don't. You do what you have to do to clean them. If that means running the pin through and an angle, then that's what you have to do.
     
  7. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    On the seven round Tripp mags the holes don't line up:supergrin: