Magazine, .30 Cal., 30 Round, Blued GI, Unissued w/ Fair Amount or Surface Rust (Marked AYP)
“AYP” Foreign military split back, FN manufactured for Belgium/Holland, angled bolster [______/, no crimp, square cut. The AYP magazines match USGI quality and work perfectly when new. These magazines are heavy, solid feeling, and work like USGI. The "bluing" on perfect examples is a deep blackish blue very evenly and attractively done. A lot of AYP magazines suffered some storage corrosion.
The followers are often plum colored on perfect magazines. As to finish, the AYP look and are far better finished than the actual USGI ones. They are not black oxide or Parkerizing. The ones that got rusty in storage have been dipped in some sort of bluing after the rust or stained bluing was cleaned off. Some of the bluing jobs just turned the rust pits or surface corrosion stain blue again. On other magazines or with other formulas, it made the whole magazine look like it was a mottled blue, black, and maroon like old German bluing jobs gone plumish.
AYP magazines are marked so that the floor plate is up to read the letters. The letters are all the same total height neatly aligned making a visual rectangle about 3/4" from the base. The "A" is an odd font in that the cross bar is way low for an A as an A is usually seen written-printed in the USA. If the A looks like a normal A, an AYP magazine it isn't. The "Y" is an odd font in that the standing leg is long and the two arms are short compared to a normal Y as a Y is usually seen written-printed in the USA. If the Y looks like a normal Y, an AYP magazine it isn't. The "P" is a normal looking P. These are not "Fakes" but original "AYP" M1 30 round magazines post WWII.
M1 Carbine 30 Round .30 Cal. "AYP" Marked Magazine
- Brand: Gunsnz
- Product Code: M1 Carbine 30 Round .30 Cal. "AYP" Marked Magazine
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