All the magazine from the original Connecticut factory came adjusted.
All the Model H-D pistols which were pre WW II had finger style magazines as did the war time U.S.A. MODEL H-D and the post war Model H-D Military.
IS your problem magazine a factory magazine or an aftermarket magazine?
I find no reference of the High Standard magazine tool being offered for sale before the close of teh Connecticut factory and to my knowledge, the new Texas High Standard company which began in 1963, has not offered it before this last month. I suspect so few have been sold that there li little opportunity for feedback.
Wayne's suggestion about making the Jim Barta design is a good one.
The Texas High Standard Company is now reproducing the old factory tool used to adjust the feed lips on early magazines (like that on my H-D). I do have one magazine which, when used, seems to cause... more
Thank you for the replies. I have three magazines for my H-D USA. All are of original 40s-50s manufacture. The one giving me trouble is a "two-tone" unit which I believe was produced during World War ... more
Magazine adjustment tool John J. Stimson, Jr.,Sat Mar 5 15:24
I made a tool according to Jim Barta's instructions. Also used his adjustment process. Unfortunately, my experience has been that after adjusting, the mags are more finiky. I have 10 HS mags and a... more
I too can attest that the tool Jim has posted works fine. I made one several years ago using 1/4" key stock to the exact dimensions given and carry it in my pistol kit. Since adjusting my magazines... more