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No. Mk.III magazine

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Topic: No. Mk.III magazine
Posted By: Dangerdan
Subject: No. Mk.III magazine
Date Posted: November 17 2019 at 7:07am
he!!o everyone! I’m new to the forum and I have a pressing question, I have a No.1 Mk.III and the magazine can be removed without even hitting the release, I believe it’s a No.1 Mk.III magazine so it may be a problem with the rifle but not sure, any advice? Thank you

Posted By: Frameman 1
Date Posted: November 17 2019 at 1:16pm
Is there spring pressure when you operate the mag release? Does the release lever fully return after depressing the release?

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: November 17 2019 at 3:32pm
When you insert the magazine does it "snap" in with an audible "clack"?
Can you see the mag catch slowly raise towards the wood then "pop" back when you hear the "Clack"?
What happens if you slap the bottom of the magazine with the palm of the hand?

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: November 17 2019 at 5:57pm
it is definitely an issue , they should lock securely in place - they were NOT made as interchangeable or disposable as so many later were , these were fitted to the rifle and meant to stay with the rifle , there is something wrong with the locking system or the magazine box itself 

Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: November 18 2019 at 7:51am
Most likely the magazine release 'spine' has worn down at the point where the release catch catches the spine. If you need another magazine I have several #1/MK3 mags if you need one. I am in Canada as well.

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Posted By: Dangerdan
Date Posted: November 22 2019 at 12:15pm
thank you all for the replies, I’m going to check all that out

Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: November 22 2019 at 3:55pm
Best check to ensure it is - in fact - the proper magazine.

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: November 23 2019 at 8:53am
Good point I hadn't thought of that!
Look at the locking spine & the bottom of the ribs.
No4/No5 on the left, No1 on the right.

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