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This thread started out to be about original versus aftermarket magazines.

But when I photographed mine I realized that the mag was indeed not original. It works well but there is no brand name.

Having heard horror stories about how poor some aftermarket magazine perform I am now asking what should I shop for and what to avoid?



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My original Colt magazine baseplate measures .0705" and my 2016 US Armaments baseplate is .0545". So there is a difference but not one that has caused problems in my pistol.
 

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This thread started out to be about original versus aftermarket magazines.

But when I photographed mine I realized that the mag was indeed not original. It works well but there is no brand name.

Having heard horror stories about how poor some aftermarket magazine perform I am now asking what should I shop for and what to avoid?



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Your magazine is a factory magazine, all blue, square front edge, with crimped construction. According to Brunner, correct for the 1903 M from 1938, sn 535000, forward. The magazine is not correct for your 1926 production pistol, but it is a factory magazine.
 

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Your magazine is a factory magazine, all blue, square front edge, with crimped construction. According to Brunner, correct for the 1903 M from 1938, sn 535000, forward. The magazine is not correct for your 1926 production pistol, but it is a factory magazine.
I stand corrected, re-educated and more careful with my research.
No doubt, I referenced the wrong line when incorrectly specifying it was OK for a 1927. In fact the 1927 magazine would have been a two-tone, and not all blue.

I should always consult and confirm with 2 sources before putting up something that is not true. After further review, Brunner and Lisker are, in fact, in agreement.
Sorry.
This is not the first time I have pulled this particular stunt.
 

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We are human we all make mistakes, not a problem oberon !
 
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Somebody school me here.
That magazine looks right to me.
All blue, crimped, square top, and correctly marked would be correct in a 1927 model M.
If it isn't OE, then what is it, and how do you make that determination?
You are correct. I picked it up this evening and it is an original magazine.
 
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