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Federal Ordinance 30 rnd. mags

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    Posted: Oct 26 2021 at 7:44pm
I was at a show this weekend and one of the two tables that had anything Carbine-related had several Federal Ordinance 30 rounders. I was aware that there are Fed. Ord. carbines out there from the 60's and that they used a proprietary bbl. and receiver along with mostly(?) USGI parts but was not aware of their mags. Does anyone know how they stack up quality wise to USGI. I did not pick up any of them since I'm not overly fond of shooting the 30's and have a couple of KCI'S that have worked flawlessly the few times I have shot them. I want to say he was asking $25 each, may have been $20 though.

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I have never heard of 30rd mags made by Federal Ord. How were the mags marked? 
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Didn't see one out of the clear plastic bag they were in. The bags were very much commercial looking (and old) with Federal Ordinance's logo and product info description printed on them. Looked kind of like an old version of how some Pro-Mags are packaged in a clear plastic sleeve-bag. Should have tried to see the back of the mag itself but was getting a decent deal on an M4 and some USGI 15 rounders and wasn't paying enough attention:(

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I have been researching the commercial items and have been trying to obtain items in the packaging.

I have seen FO packaged 15 round magazines that were in the waxed cloth wrap. It was possibly a USGI magazine that they repackaged.

The 30 round magazines are most likely repackaged commercial magazines or magazines they had made.
I would be interested in the features of those magazines. If several can be found in packaging, from different sources we may be able to determine this information.
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