What is the deal with mags that hold over 10 rounds?

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    agent mango
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    Let's take any wondernine as an example. It is sold with a 10 rnd clip, and only 10 rnd clips can be had from the manufacturer. But 15 rnd clips still work with it, and are attainable.

    Where do all the 15 rnd clips come from? Are they all previously used, or were they stockpiled in warehouses before the 10 rnd limit began? Also, is it illegal to make them? A magazine is just strips of metal, springs, and some plastic. (But then again, strips of metal, springs, plastic and/or wood is what all guns are made of.)

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    Bill ruger is runing a clandestine side business manufacturing and selling high cap mags
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    High capacity magaziness for civilian use are still available and may be obtained, provided they are legal to own where you reside. As per the law that went into effect September 13, 1994 no high cap mags for civilian use or as the BATF defines them "large capacity ammunition feeding devices" may be manufactured or imported for sale to cilvilians. High capacity magazines that were either imported or manufactured before the effective date of the law are exempt and may be sold legally, thus the fact that you can still obtain them, allbeit at a higher price than before the ban.

    So, you can buy them but you cannot make them.

    Many manufacturers knew that the ban was coming and proceeded to manufacture what for lack of a better term could be called a "stash" of high cap mags to be sold after the ban.

    High cap mags manufactured after the ban are stamped as such with "RESTRICTED LAW ENFORCEMENT/ GOVERNMENT USE ONLY" or "FOR EXPORT ONLY" if they are to be exported. It would be illegal for a civilian to be in possession of such magazines.

    *Edited for spelling
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    Edited by: M Opaliski at: 10/2/01 9:09:46 pm

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    Can you legally use a Hi-cap mag in a pistol that was originally produced with a 10 rounder???







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    Alpha, does it say that anywhere or is it just taken for granted.







    M Opaliski
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    Pistols are not produced/manufactured with magazines. They are sold and shipped with magazines that were produced/manufactured for specific use in those said pistols. There is no law that states you cannot use a magazine for other than it's intended purpose, provided it is legal to own said magazine. Therefore, because there is no law prohibiting said use it is legal.
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