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#1 Wolfhounds

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:52 PM

Hey guy's,

I know absolutely nothing about .45 mags/clips, so I was hoping one of the learned firearms experts could chime in here and tell me what era this pair is from ??? Here are a couple of pic's, and hopefully the information on the floor plate will be able to answer my questions ???

Thanks for any and all help provided !!!

Sean

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#2 hink441

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:00 AM

A fairly modern pair from the Viet Nam era all the way up into the 1980's. Definetly not WW2 era.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

Hink,

Thanks for the quick answer. Is there any way to narrow it down a little more. Based on the condition, do these look like Vietnam era, or closer to the 80's ???

Thanks again,

Sean

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:11 AM

I believe those are from the 1980's. Have some just like those and I believe the pkgs were dated 1986 when I took them out.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

Blair,

Thanks for the info. So, with that being said, is there any way to differentiate between a mag exactly like this one (possibly made in the 80's) verses one made in the 60's or 70's ??? Are they all going to look exactly like this (besides wear and tear) or is there some way to date these mags based on the info on the floor plate ???

A lot of questions, I know, but I do really appreciate the info. Thanks again, Sean

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:25 PM

They're 75 or newer magazines.The "1M291" is the cage code for Check-Mate Industries starting in 1/11/75.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

Hey guy's,

I know absolutely nothing about .45 mags/clips, so I was hoping one of the learned firearms experts could chime in here and tell me what era this pair is from ??? Here are a couple of pic's, and hopefully the information on the floor plate will be able to answer my questions ???

Thanks for any and all help provided !!!

Sean



Hi Sean,
It appears all info has been provided regarding date, however I just want to clarify that these will always be magazines; not clips.

Clips
http://en.wikipedia....ip_(ammunition)

Magazine
http://en.wikipedia....zine_(firearms)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread and my education regarding magazines...not clips, lol. Mason, thanks for setting me straight !!!


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