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Win 69A Magazine Problem
September 1, 2019
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I have a 1951 Win 69A that came to me without a magazine.  I was able to locate and purchase a modern (non-original) 5 round magazine that kinda works.

When the mag is loaded with 5 rounds of 22LR I can cycle the bolt on the first 4 just fine, however on the last shot the front of the magazine 'drops" slightly and the bolt cannot pickup the round.  If I push up on the bottom of the magazine while cycling the bolt it picks up the round smoothly.  Looking at the magazine I can see the notch that holds it in place but cannot not figure out why the slight drop on the last round.

Any suggestions?  

September 2, 2019
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epags@roadrunner.com said 
I was able to locate and purchase a modern (non-original) 5 round magazine that kinda works.
    

"Kinda works" has been my experience with most repro mags.  Wouldn't think that manufacturing a fully-functional repro mag would be rocket science, but evidently, it is.

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epags@roadrunner.com said
I have a 1951 Win 69A that came to me without a magazine.  I was able to locate and purchase a modern (non-original) 5 round magazine that kinda works.

When the mag is loaded with 5 rounds of 22LR I can cycle the bolt on the first 4 just fine, however on the last shot the front of the magazine 'drops" slightly and the bolt cannot pickup the round.  If I push up on the bottom of the magazine while cycling the bolt it picks up the round smoothly.  Looking at the magazine I can see the notch that holds it in place but cannot not figure out why the slight drop on the last round.

Any suggestions?    

Yes. Buy an original magazine. Plentiful on Ebay.  Big LarrySmileSmileSmile

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The ONLY aftermarket magazines that work in the 69's, 75's and 52's with no difficulty's are Wizners. They have a W stamped on the bottom. The rest are not worth the grief. As Larry stated, you can't go wrong with an original.

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September 2, 2019
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Big Larry said

Yes. Buy an original magazine. Plentiful on Ebay.  Big LarrySmileSmileSmile  

Ouch they are asking $70.

September 2, 2019
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Erin Grivicich said
The ONLY aftermarket magazines that work in the 69's, 75's and 52's with no difficulty's are Wizners. They have a W stamped on the bottom. The rest are not worth the grief. As Larry stated, you can't go wrong with an original.

Erin  

Thanks for the info.  Checked their website.  Out of stock. Have asked they notify when a couple are available.

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epags said

Thanks for the info.  Checked their website.  Out of stock. Have asked they notify when a couple are available.  

"Out of stock" is what they've been for a long time.  Makes me think whoever was making them for Wizners has gone out of business.

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epags said

Ouch they are asking $70.  

You get what you paid for. Bite the bullet and buy a factory magazine. I have paid well over $100 for certain types of Winchester 22 magazines. Yes, Wisners makes a nice magazine, if you can find one.   Big LarrySmileSmileSmile

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Big Larry:  Just got an email (and then called Wisner's).  They have at this moment 7 (I just bought 2) with 5 remaining in stock and are awaiting springs to fabricate another 2,900.

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epags@roadrunner.com said
Big Larry:  Just got an email (and then called Wisner's).  They have at this moment 7 (I just bought 2) with 5 remaining in stock and are awaiting springs to fabricate another 2,900.

epags  

Good news to some folks, but I am a collector at heart, and all mine must be period correct. True, I have a lot of $$$'s into magazines as many rifles I have bought over the years have had replacement magazines. The originals seem to get lost quite often.   Big Larry

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epags said

Ouch they are asking $70.  

Here is a pair of originals on GB for $80

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/828497083

 

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Erin Grivicich said

Here is a pair of originals on GB for $80
  

Erin, this doesn't mean you can buy them for $80, that's merely the starting BID.  If they were listed on ebay, I'd take a shot at them, but I HATE these GB auctions which have no end!

The Adrian helmet (anybody know what that is?) I just paid $200 for on ebay was still at under $75 until 10 min before the auction ended; but ebay auctions do have, at least, a definite end.

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clarence said

Erin Grivicich said

Here is a pair of originals on GB for $80
  

Erin, this doesn't mean you can buy them for $80, that's merely the starting BID.  If they were listed on ebay, I'd take a shot at them, but I HATE these GB auctions which have no end!

The Adrian helmet (anybody know what that is?) I just paid $200 for on ebay was still at under $75 until 10 min before the auction ended; but ebay auctions do have, at least, a definite end.  

They went no bid and have been relisted...…… Sooooo yes, they could of been bought for $80Wink I believe they went no bid because of his ridiculous shipping price, they would of ended up costing $100. People that try to make money on shipping pi$$ me off. It's a very poor business tactic in my eyes.

 

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