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Old 07-18-2019, 06:57   #1
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Disassembly John Masen magazine

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have some feeding issues with a 10 round John Mason magazine Mini 14.
In my opinion, the follower ist to long.
How to disassemly this magazine without destroying? There ist nothing at the button to push.

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Old 07-18-2019, 08:01   #2
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Usually you pry the back of the floorplate up slightly, then it will slide off.
You might be able to replace the follower with a Ruger one.

Not sure if you can get Ruger magazines easily in Germany, but I'd toss the Masen mag and get a half dozen of the Ruger ones.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:27   #3
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Hi Sandog,
ist nearly unpossible to get any Ruger factory parts in Germany.
In the annex the picture of the Bottom

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That looks like the plastic bottom that comes on my KCI 30 round mags for the Mini-30.
Underneath the plastic, which is just a cover for the real floorplate, is a metal piece that the spring attaches to.
The plastic should slide off. Most mags have a hole you'd stick a punch into pushing up the metal floorplate so the plastic part will slide off. I don't see one on yours, maybe it releases from the side.

If you can't get Ruger parts, see if you could get O.E. brand mags, many here that own Mini-14s like them as well as the Ruger ones.
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The indented circle is in the exact same place that is on the Ruger factory mags that is used for disassembly. My advice is to drill a small hole where the indented circle is on the bottom of the plastic mag floor in your pic, that will give you access to the locking tab of the floorplate, 1/8" or 3/16" hole or whatever is the metric equivalent. Ruger mags have about a @3/16" hole. Then insert a small rod or end of a drill bit and push upward then slide the floorplate to the rear of the mag. Don't drill too deep just enough to get through the plastic. Since you are disassembling the mag you can then clean out any plastic shavings.
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Hi sandog, hi Walkenbear,

dissambly is done. With pure violence!
Use my Dremal and make some modification on the magazine body and follower. After this I drill a hole in the botton.

After 1/2 hour, work was done.
Next thuesday I check the function.
For using a factory follower you need the fachtory spring too.

Thanks for your commitment.

I have several 20 rounders. The work perfect!
The only Problem in my country, we get the same gun law like California.
Max ist 10 rounds for rifles, 20 rounds for pistols.
Poor Germany.

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Entschuldigen Sie mir bitte, at the risk of showing my appalling Amerikanische ignorance, how does one obtain a Mini-14 in Deutschland? Are they readily available for purchase? Is your rifle one of the latest generation (580 series) rifles? Does it function as a semiautomatic or is it "straight pull" like they have to use in Great Britain? I would love to hear any stories you are willing to share about your gewehr.
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Old 07-20-2019, 23:54   #8
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Hi jumbluff,
there is no dealer for a Ruger Mini in Germany!
Everyone is buying a rifle on the AR platform (AR15 or 10).
You get every part you need for this Rifles.
My rifle has a serialnumber starting with 187 and maybe 20 years old. I buy it as a used one.
Its a semi automatic. I customized this rifle. I make a picture and share this one.

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Hi jumbluff,
there is no dealer for a Ruger Mini in Germany!
Everyone is buying a rifle on the AR platform (AR15 or 10).
You get every part you need for this Rifles.
My rifle has a serialnumber starting with 187 and maybe 20 years old. I buy it as a used one.
Its a semi automatic. I customized this rifle. I make a picture and share this one.

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Sehr Interessant! That confirms my thoughts. I figured you were in a select minority. I have a Mini-14 in the 187 serial number range, an excellent rifle. Don't buy into all the negative talk about "pencil barrels"...these earlier narrow profile barrels could most certainly accomplish the mission in my humble opinion. Thanks for sharing.
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Hi jumpluff,

here the Mini

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Hi jumpluff,

here the Mini

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Very nice...that is truly a one of a kind rifle!
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Hi,

here my short feedback concerning my magazine work.
It works flawless now!. Im happy.

But next time I take a look at a 10 round Ruger factory.
56 Euro with shipping.
Call the Police, someone rob me

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Sounds like its time to start planning in earnest for that relocation to Alaska. Prices in Germany are too steep for me.
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yes Alaska may be a better option for my future.
Better fighting against a wulf or bear than islamists, communists and the goverment.
Germany turns more and more to a Islamic state and a copy of Africa.
Each day you read that a german woman is raped, a german citizen is murdered but the goverment doesn`t care.
German has no rights (only paper), migrants 100% Rights.
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yes Alaska may be a better option for my future.
Better fighting against a wulf or bear than islamists, communists and the goverment.
Germany turns more and more to a Islamic state and a copy of Africa.
Each day you read that a german woman is raped, a german citizen is murdered but the goverment doesn`t care.
German has no rights (only paper), migrants 100% Rights.
You and me both brother!

I would like to say you won't encounter the problems here that you encounter in Germany...but that is not the case. That said, I have the distinct impression that things have gotten much worse in Germany and Europe at large than they have here...even in the most challenging areas of the United States.

Strange days.

As one of my favorite musicians (Rich Mullins) said so well...it won't break my heart to say goodbye!
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Was stationed in Frankfurt for three years (early '80s), and toured Germany in the mid-70s just before I entered the U.S. Army. Always thought it a beautiful country and people. Not sure I'd recognize it now.

Will be following the technical aspects of this thread as I have two Masen 10-rounders to play with. Given the way Virginia is going, they may be very handy - assuming I can keep my Mini-14...
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:12   #17
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Hi,

here a further modification. Extra Lever for slide.

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Your machining skills far surpass my own!
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write " Alaskaman" in the forum search and take a look to older posts.
When I was young

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Oh my. Well I guess I am just easy to please. As much customization as I ever do is to swap a sight or stock. That said I realize that you have to purchase what you can purchase and then bring it up to the specifications you need. I on the other hand am blessed to have the opportunity to choose from a variety of rifles in various configurations and can thus generally purchase off the rack (or order) the variant that I determine best meets my need. Kudos to you for doing the most with what you have!
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