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What is the best way to limit a 10 round magazine to five rounds without permanently altering it? I bought a promag 5 rounder but it is soo tight that it is very hard to cycle to action when loaded. There is way too much spring tension. By the way, here is a pic of the completed project.

 

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Ya, I know the butt and forend are mis-matched, but it was a lot cheaper than getting one of those crappy plastic stocks.

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Can't really think of a way to answer your question, but your rifle looks good. Real nice slim looking rifle. To me, those enfields are pretty cool looking and that round has some good knock down for just about anything.

Brenden

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Can't really think of a way to answer your question, but your rifle looks good. Real nice slim looking rifle. To me, those enfields are pretty cool looking and that round has some good knock down for just about anything.

Brenden

 

I had a 5 round mag for the Brit Enfield. Best I remember it came from either Numrich or SARCO. Might be worth your time to check and see if they have one.

 

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always figured you could cut it down and cut the spring but that would permanently modify it. or just place a block in the inside and shorten the spring. I'd like to get one and make the mag flush with the gun. Maybe its just me but i can't stand a mag hanging out, it always hits on the window of my car :rolleyes:

brenden

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always figured you could cut it down and cut the spring but that would permanently modify it. or just place a block in the inside and shorten the spring. I'd like to get one and make the mag flush with the gun. Maybe its just me but i can't stand a mag hanging out, it always hits on the window of my car :rolleyes:

brenden

 

 

LOL! I thought you weren't supposed to shoot from you car:) Anyway, the five rounder I bought does hang out a little but not much. I might just try putting a block of wood in the bottom of the mag if I can. I allready had to put lower rings on the gun, the scope sat too high.

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I know I'm off the topic but didn't know where to ask this..

 

Got a question guys.. Would it be possible to modify the enfield clips to fit a m98 large ring mauser?

If possible I'd like to get one for my turk k.kale....Dave

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Dang!

I don't know a damn thing about Enfields.

I don't know if the mag spring is a flat fold like a Mauser or something else.

Being that it is a 10 round I'd be hoping it had a wire spring that spiraled around

the outer perimeter of the mag. If that were the case I would suggest that you

drill and tap the center of the follower for a screw the length of the height of 5

stacked rounds. Then you have a screw the height of 5 rounds below the

follower, meaning that you can only put 5 rounds in on top of the follower.

 

Maybe if this can't work it will at least spark an idea that will.

Tinker

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In one of my old gunsmithing books(that were borrowed,and the guy died suddenly,so they're gone),either Ralf Walker or Jim Carmichael,they cut a mag down to 5 rounds by putting the mag in the rifle,scribing all the way around against the action,hacksawing it off at the scribed line.Then he cut the bottom out of the cut off piece,or made another out of thin sheet metal,and silver soldiered it back.Can't remember what they did with the spring.If I were to try it,I'd buy another mag.,so I could keep the original too.I have time to kill this morning,so I think I'll see if I can find those old books,and maybe I can be more help.I don't have the guts to ask the guys wife about them,and it's been maybe 3 years now,so they're gone.

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If there's too much spring tension under the promag follower, why not shorten the spring and take some of the tension off?

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If there's too much spring tension under the promag follower, why not shorten the spring and take some of the tension off?

 

 

Well, it's a leaf type spring and I'm afraid I might take off too much steel. I am going to leave it fully loaded for a few months and see if that will sufficiently weaken the spring.

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