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    Moses Machine Works magazines in 2019

    Curious as to what the concensus is on Moses polymer magazines for FAL and SCAR is. I thought they were out of business, but I see them listed on sale and in stock at DSA.

    I seem to remember them having a pretty good reputation four or so years ago.

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    The FAL mags have been around for a little while, but I don't think the SCAR mags ever came about, or were scarce if they were. I believe Moses went out of business a few years ago, and appears to still be.

    I know one pretty knowedgeable guy with some of their FAL mags, and he seemed to like them quite a bit, FWIW.

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    They are out of business, so if they don't work you are screwed, right?

    That seems pretty self explanatory to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHINOWSO View Post
    They are out of business, so if they don't work you are screwed, right?

    That seems pretty self explanatory to me.
    AFAIK, IMBEL is the only company still making new (and steel) FAL magazines, but nobody imports them. Which leaves mil-surps. And if they break, you're boned anyway on them - unless you want to repair them yourself. And NOS mil-surps are going for as much as brand new MMWs.

    Hell, I spent almost $200 on a grabbag of mil-surp magazines that guys have reported having good luck with - got thirteen magazines. One of them is toast - the body was crushed slightly, so the follower doesn't travel up and down freely (which is too bad, because it's an FN-made magazine). Seven are probably OK (including the other FN-made magazine of the bunch). And only five of them (including the one Israeli magazine of the bunch) look 100%.
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    I have a few Moses Mags that I use in FALs. They are very good mags. Not sure if DSA is selling old stock or someone is manufacturing these mags again.
    I sincerely hope someone is manufacturing them again... but also hope it is not original Moses Mag guy. A bunch of folks were very unhappy with original Moses Mag guy about 3 years ago. Folks paid for mags they never received. I know this first hand as I had to go to credit card company to get refund after waiting several months. Some said it was due to illness, some said otherwise.

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    I have a few Moses mags, and they are OK. As long as you are shooting fmj they are fine. Anything pointy or BTHP and the round would catch on the front of the mag, dig in and fail to cycle. After my original 6, I went back to surplus and steel DSA magazines. I’ve not had any problems with dsa mags. Though others have reported issues.

    He is long out of business, and while Moses was local to the Charlotte area. I could never track him down to find a solution to my mags not working.

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    Fairly sure I saw mil surp FAL mags for $20 at Knob Creek last weekend which has always seemed to be the safest route for functioning magazines. It may take awhile, but they do pop up in used sections at gun/pawn shops.

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    Metric FAL mags for $15 in like new / excellent shape. I bought a bunch and liked 'em so much bought a few more.

    http://www.jandcsales.com/FNFALmag.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaltesherz View Post
    Metric FAL mags for $15 in like new / excellent shape. I bought a bunch and liked 'em so much bought a few more.

    http://www.jandcsales.com/FNFALmag.html
    Yeah, I bought a bunch, too. They're the bunch that I mentioned earlier:

    13 magazines:
    1 with a crushed body.
    7 probably OK.
    5 look GTG.
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    You should contact them and trade out that bad mag.

    Only one mag had original enamel finish, and that was the worst one (and still mechanically sound). The rest of mine are refinished in park and easily in excellent to never used shape.
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