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John J Stimson, II
Cadmium plated magazines
Mon Sep 10, 2018 18:13
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Hello Jim,

All 102's did not ship with cadmium plated magazines.

The drawing change for the finish change was in August 1959 about a year before the 103's appeared. Certainly there was a time frame when the were using extant stock of cadmium plated magazines but that would not have been a year. I doubt that they made many, if any, cadmium plated magazines after the drawing change.

The early triple K magazines I have have a very dark green follower not black.

John Stimson

  • Cadmium magazinesJames Gammel, Sr., Mon Sep 10 12:26
    Hi Ron, ALL 102's shipped with Cadmium plated magazines. It wasn't until the early 103's when they switched to blue with blue followers (metal). Some people call them black so I never know if they... more
    • Cadmium plated magazines — John J Stimson, II, Mon Sep 10 18:13
      • Cad. Plated magsJames Gammel, Sr., Mon Sep 10 19:19
        Hello John and Ron, My apologies, I must have been thinking the round bottom weights vs. the flat bottoms with the 102/103 shift Sorry about that, Jim
    • Transition periodRon Cantrell, Mon Sep 10 13:57
      Hey Jim, the knowledge base here is obviously top drawer! Appreciate you all for your time helping others out. The reason I left open the possibility for a blue mag on the Citation was from a post... more
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