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    Default 40 round MP5 mags i just got

    what did i buy? maker?






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    those are generally good for the recycle bin.....with the beer can shortage, you may get a good price for conversion to Miller Lite cans
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    Got them for a bargain price and was told they ran . It’s worth a try

    Who is the maker? No markings present

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    Strange to be void of all markings--- even the "9mmx19"!!!

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    Come on @AGG - I know you know more than that @huggytree - there are a few makers of 40 rd mags including HK themselves (very rare). Unfortunatley, most of these are as Bystok put it - good for recycling. Generally 40rd MP5 mags have severe reliability issues all the way up to the most modern version of the 40 rd mag - the ETS brand. Some of the worst MP5 mags made were 40 rounders. They were made domestically by companies like "What a Country", "Sportsman's Guide" and others. Based on feedback here on the forum, most 40rd mags tend to be trash and are a throwback to the 80s when they were cool. Most were made in the 70s and 80s (obviously ETS is brand new in the past 2-3 years) - that was kinda their hayday.

    One manufacturer stands out as reliable. The Max Capacity Products brand (made in Singapore) 40rd mags are marked: MCP (older) or LIQ (newer - probably early 90s), were made mostly in the 80s (stopped around 1994) when 40rd MP5 mags were cool, and feedback on them is generally very good. When they come up for sale here on HKPro, they go quickly. Apparently there are also early gen Max Capacity mags that are parkerized and unmarked. I don't have any experience with the MCP/LIQ ones, but @bystok apparently does so can comment on those.

    Here's some more info:

    https://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-long-...-mp5-mags.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by omega21 View Post
    Come on @AGG - I know you know more than that @huggytree - there are a few makers of 40 rd mags including HK themselves (very rare). Unfortunatley, most of these are as Bystok put it - good for recycling. Generally 40rd MP5 mags have severe reliability issues all the way up to the most modern version of the 40 rd mag - the ETS brand. Some of the worst MP5 mags made were 40 rounders. They were made domestically by companies like "What a Country", "Sportsman's Guide" and others. Based on feedback here on the forum, most 40rd mags tend to be trash and are a throwback to the 80s when they were cool. Most were made in the 70s and 80s (obviously ETS is brand new in the past 2-3 years) - that was kinda their hayday.

    One manufacturer stands out as reliable. The Max Capacity Products brand (made in Singapore) 40rd mags are marked: MCP (older) or LIQ (newer - probably early 90s), were made mostly in the 80s (stopped around 1994) when 40rd MP5 mags were cool, and feedback on them is generally very good. When they come up for sale here on HKPro, they go quickly. Apparently there are also early gen Max Capacity mags that are parkerized and unmarked. I don't have any experience with the MCP/LIQ ones, but @bystok apparently does so can comment on those.

    Here's some more info:

    https://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-long-...-mp5-mags.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by omega21 View Post
    Come on @AGG - I know you know more than that @huggytree - there are a few makers of 40 rd mags including HK themselves (very rare). Unfortunatley, most of these are as Bystok put it - good for recycling. Generally 40rd MP5 mags have severe reliability issues all the way up to the most modern version of the 40 rd mag - the ETS brand. Some of the worst MP5 mags made were 40 rounders. They were made domestically by companies like "What a Country", "Sportsman's Guide" and others. Based on feedback here on the forum, most 40rd mags tend to be trash and are a throwback to the 80s when they were cool. Most were made in the 70s and 80s (obviously ETS is brand new in the past 2-3 years) - that was kinda their hayday.

    One manufacturer stands out as reliable. The Max Capacity Products brand (made in Singapore) 40rd mags are marked: MCP (older) or LIQ (newer - probably early 90s), were made mostly in the 80s (stopped around 1994) when 40rd MP5 mags were cool, and feedback on them is generally very good. When they come up for sale here on HKPro, they go quickly. Apparently there are also early gen Max Capacity mags that are parkerized and unmarked. I don't have any experience with the MCP/LIQ ones, but @bystok apparently does so can comment on those.

    Here's some more info:

    https://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-long-...-mp5-mags.html
    100% accurate statement right here, excellent write-up @omega21

    MCP, LIQ, and the HK contract mags discussed in the linked thread are the only ones that function reliably all the time. All others are a HARD PASS.

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    I forgot a had a few of those MCP 40 rounders NIB, are they worth anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by omega21 View Post
    Come on @AGG - I know you know more than that @huggytree - there are a few makers of 40 rd mags including HK themselves (very rare). Unfortunatley, most of these are as Bystok put it - good for recycling. Generally 40rd MP5 mags have severe reliability issues all the way up to the most modern version of the 40 rd mag - the ETS brand. Some of the worst MP5 mags made were 40 rounders. They were made domestically by companies like "What a Country", "Sportsman's Guide" and others. Based on feedback here on the forum, most 40rd mags tend to be trash and are a throwback to the 80s when they were cool. Most were made in the 70s and 80s (obviously ETS is brand new in the past 2-3 years) - that was kinda their hayday.

    One manufacturer stands out as reliable. The Max Capacity Products brand (made in Singapore) 40rd mags are marked: MCP (older) or LIQ (newer - probably early 90s), were made mostly in the 80s (stopped around 1994) when 40rd MP5 mags were cool, and feedback on them is generally very good. When they come up for sale here on HKPro, they go quickly. Apparently there are also early gen Max Capacity mags that are parkerized and unmarked. I don't have any experience with the MCP/LIQ ones, but @bystok apparently does so can comment on those.

    Here's some more info:

    https://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-long-...-mp5-mags.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by har1340 View Post
    I forgot a had a few of those MCP 40 rounders NIB, are they worth anything?
    Absolutely not, like Bystok said get rid of them for $25. and feel lucky you got that.
    BTW I'll give you $35. for them...just so I can try them myself. LOL
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