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    Posted: December 29 2009 at 10:43pm

Not that I would ever have the need for a 20 round magazine, but couldn’t a competent gunsmith fabricate a new one or cut and extend the original magazine? I think it would look decent on a sporterized Lee Enfield? Smile

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With the case shape & the rim it'd look like a chauchau magazineDead
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gotta agree - it would be a dificult job to do this in anything straight as in a double length box , i doubt it would feed reliably eather ,
 
as to needing or desireing the 20 round mag - i do and actually ive had need for the 30rnd in my ARs for three gun competitions here ,
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I'd like one for the FAL, but I live in occupied MD where such thoughts are naughty.Cry
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.........what about a modified bren gun mag ??
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For the .303, or for MD, or for .303 in MDQuestion
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There was such a beast and yes it was curved like a bren mag.
I beleive they were all destroyed after the first war except a few. They would be worth a packet now.
They were called a trench mag.
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hadnt thoght about one of thoser - that would be just the ticket ...............
 
"I'd like one for the FAL, but I live in occupied MD where such thoughts are naughty.Cry "
thats a shame - those are findable readily , i have a bunch
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I think a very few of the original 20 round mags are in collections.
One story was they were sent to Canada for use in one of the experimental conversions of either the Ross rifle or Lee enfields to autoloaders.
The Charleton had its own magazine so it didn't use the trench mag.
 
Could be one days someone will find a forgotten cache of the 20 rnd mags in some former arms depot in Canada. Some Maxim Guns were found in an old barn there not long ago.
 
There have been reproductions of the German Trench magazine for the GEW98, maybe some one will find old production drawings and make a run of the British trench mag.
 
 
Really though, a long heavy 20 rnd mag would get in the way. I had an SKS with the 30 rnd aftermarket mag, and kept bump it on stuff when moving about. I traded it even up for the parts to install the original 10 shot mag.
 
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Sounds like its too much trouble than its worth then. "A square 10" thats one sweet pic you got there of your FAL. Im so jelious!!! Big smile I wish we could get those down here in the land of Aus lol.
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Sorry to hi-jack this thread for a minute, but how about a 30 and loader ?

           

A mate of mine in the resrves had these.

           
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........your 30 rounder would look something like this

          

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I think those are SLR magazines. 
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.......Yes, they were for A square10.......we call them SLR, they call them FN......the picture below is the modified bren mags
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 Shamu least got to keep your FAL, so no mag complaints please. I had to give up my FNC1, cuz it's a scary looking weapon.Angry GHEY
 
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