10rd .401 magazines? Would it be worth making? Jun 8, 2011 12:28:55 GMT -5
Post by crank on Jun 8, 2011 12:28:55 GMT -5
Up front, I am only looking for a general feel if there would be enough interest to pursue an idea. I am going to build a couple of 10 round magazines for myself, just for the heck of it. I like to be the guy who does things for no rational reason ;D. I will be ordering up some 4130 sheet steel, for making the bodies. I have already made a single sheet template from paper just to validate that it can be done as one piece rather than multiple pieces. I have absolutely no idea how labor intensive these will be to make them functional. My question is this, if it turns out that I could make these without investing huge amounts of time, would there be enough interest in these totally un-original magazines to make some more for interested members. There would be cost of materials, cutting, welding, dressing the welds, heat treating the body, fabricating followers, locating a suitable mag spring (or make one ), marking it and lastly bluing it. I don't mind using my time for my flights of fancy, but if it turns out that I couldn't make these unless I charged an obscene amount, I wouldn't feel comfortable. My goal would be if I could keep cost per unit hovering around the $100.00 mark. Please feel free to give me opinions if you think it would be something that you would want and would the price be viable. My intent is that if they turn out to be a a royal pain, but work, I will try to document the construction and share it with the forum for other brave souls can follow my lunacy. REMEMBER I am not planning on making these unless it is easy enough to keep cost down and enough interest exists. Thanks in advance for your inputs.