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#1 Rolland

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:28 AM

This was sent to me by Dick C. as a way to help stabilze the base when feeding ammo. I helps keep it from rising as the rounds drop onto the bolt carrier.
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#2 Dave

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:00 AM

Does that little pin hook into the rail somehow?

#3 Rolland

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:49 AM

the pin in spring loaded and engages a hole in the brass cover/cam housing

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:29 PM

Good idea, I'm going to have to do something like that! I've spent too much time on my 'Drum Mag' and 'Stick Mags' to have them go flyin' around!
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#5 gasgunner

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:57 PM

Another excellent idea. I have a completed gun and this latch is really required.
Pictures of Paul's gun shows some sort of latch but was not in the plans that I purchased.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:59 PM

Would also like to say that I'm impressed with the quality of the silver soldering I've seen on this site.
If I had any one major problem building my gun it was silver soldering. I resorted to soft solder where I thought I could get away with it.

#7 gatguy

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:53 PM

There is no drawing of the latch in the RGG prints, although there is a latch on your promotional pictures. I will send a drawing of my latch for a SASE, send me a PM for address.
Dick C. (gatguy) :D
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#8 gatsforeveryone

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:49 PM

Just made this. Drilled and tapped 3/8 brass rod.
My magazine base latch version. I will use a 6-32 knurled head screw(I didn't have one for the pic). It locks when the screw is tightened into a drilled hole in the brass side rail.
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Be careful not to melt the previous 'silver soldered' mag base joints. :roll:
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#9 42rocker

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:07 AM

More photo bucket pics that are lost. I wish that folks would post the pics to the forum website. Anyone that has a copy of these photos and willing to post them again??

Later 42rocker

#10 manatee

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 01:31 PM

I was thinking of making a mag base latch using a magnetic catch with a centering pin on the main rail, has anyone tried this?

#11 manatee

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 01:56 PM

I decided to go in a different direction for the mag base latch.




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