Author Topic: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?  (Read 3256 times)

Offline C0untZer0

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How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« on: August 03, 2014, 10:29:12 PM »
I took my mags apart today and I can't get the locking plate to pop into the hole in the base plate.

Is there a trick to it?

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 11:24:13 AM »

Not to state the obvious but have you lined up the base plate and tapped the bottom cover to line up the slot? Sometimes, the mag reassembly can be quite difficult. It took me awhile to learn the proper spring orientation so that I didn't reinstall it backwards.

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 11:28:29 PM »
I think there is a little wiggle room in the mag and the locking plate is moving all the way to the rear when I slide the floor plate on.

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 09:44:23 AM »

That sounds like the problem.

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 11:38:56 PM »
I had this problem with both magazines, can I really be the only one who has experienced this?

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 11:46:23 PM »
I shot myself in the nose with the locking plate - I thought I'd lost it but I found it just a few feet away.

This is the last time I am taking apart the magazines.

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 11:55:31 PM »
call me 313 pm sent
no keep going use bag
The term pup is fine  -   I call mine Karl Jr.
I hope it ketches on!

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 12:07:48 AM »
I finally got them to snap into place using a sewing needle to nudge the plate forward.

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2014, 12:15:47 AM »
I knew it could be done.
Do it again now, use clear bag, try tapping front on table
do not loose little part   that is the only thing I can not help with.
The term pup is fine  -   I call mine Karl Jr.
I hope it ketches on!

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Re: How to get the locking plate to lock the mag base plate?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2014, 12:23:36 AM »
I hope its not the last time for you,  taking apart mags.
You did the right thing, a good cleaning.
Did inner piece stick out at any time?
If something looks off or wiggles test floor plate with out any inner parts
« Last Edit: August 06, 2014, 12:32:10 AM by bamboobob »
The term pup is fine  -   I call mine Karl Jr.
I hope it ketches on!