This just in from Irregular Steven L:
Do you have any recommendations on M1A magazines? I inherited 7 mags with my M1A and 5 of them cause malfunctions such as failure to feed, double feed, failure to eject, etc. and only two perform flawlessly. They are all in pretty good shape but none of them are original Springfield mags. Are there any followers made that I can swap out with the metal ones that are currently in there? I just bought a new Wolf spring and I am going to put it into one of the bad ones and see if that makes a difference. Any recommendations or guidance you can provide me would be greatly appreciated as I would hate to scrap 5 mags that are in good to almost brand new shape.
M1956 H-harness for M-14.
P.S. Any recommendations on LBE specifically for the M1A. I have the old pistol belt with Y suspender setups and haven’t yet upgraded to one of those fancy vests. I haven’t really found anything out there since the rifle has mostly been out of service since early Vietnam. I know that they are using it again in AFG and I am hopeful that some new mag pouches will be developed soon. Perhaps there are some out there and I am just looking in the wrong place?
As far as identifying given M-14 mags, here is the bible on the subject.
If any Irregulars have had experiences which may help Steven, please add them as comments to this post.