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C.N. Double

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Colt 1908 Magazines
« on: July 01, 2020, 05:33:33 PM »
I'm looking for some additional mags for a Colt Hammerless M1908 (.380). It seems they are pretty rare, but I did find the Triple K mags. Just wondering if anyone has had success with these mags. There is a guy selling original mags on GB for $300 each, but that seems a teeny bit steep.

Here are the Triple Ks on Brownells: https://www.brownells.com/magazines/handgun-magazines/magazines/colt-pocket-7rd-380acp-magazine-prod71616.aspx?avs%7cManufacturer_1=TRIPLE-K


Thanks for any info.
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DUSTY BODDAMS

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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 08:44:27 PM »
I would try the repops. When you step on them they will bend just like originals!🤠 HooDoo has some of the reproductions for his savage and they work just fine. Dusty

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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 05:20:26 AM »
I havent had good luck with other Triple K magazines, the ones that I have tried ended up in the trash.  I would not buy more than one at a time if they are the only ones available.
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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 02:57:24 PM »
Ditto for Blackfoot's experience.  Poor function and fit in a couple of pistol types (but I have no Colt 1908 for direct experience).

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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2020, 05:45:29 AM »
I have used a couple in my 380.So fare I haven't had any problems.
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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2020, 09:24:20 PM »
CN did you go and get a 1908 pocket?

C.N. Double

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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2020, 08:58:48 AM »
Thanks, folks. I'll try one of the Triple Ks given the lack of options.

@lost vaquero -- I want to try shooting a match (or maybe just a stage or two) with it 8) Maybe Blaze would allow it for Hired Gun?
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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2020, 03:38:40 PM »
We have a offering we call dead mans gun at our monthly matches. You can use anything that could of been in play for one or two mags. It’s popular because nobody has enough mags for thr rarer old pistols like Lugers,frommer stop,1910 mausers etc.

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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2020, 05:36:07 PM »
CN you know you are more than welcome to use my us armenment 1903 colt.

I have a few like 3 or 4 factory mags, lead bullets for it.

While 32 acp it is still the same size and pretty close to weight.

Got an interarms luger in 9mm as well with a bunch of mags and all lead bullets as well if you want to try or put on a stage for a mag or two of something like dusty mentioned which I have heard is called battlefield pickup.

Just let me know.

Gilly let me at a WB use the luger and called it turn of the century cowboy class.

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C.N. Double

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Re: Colt 1908 Magazines
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2020, 08:45:07 AM »
The Triple K mags seem to fit just fine. I ran 7 rounds through two of them as fast as I could with no issues. I can't comment on their long-term durability, but these seem fine so far. I might pick up a couple more and call them good.

Thanks again for the guidance.

@Dusty -- the dead man's gun is a great idea. I was chatting with another shooter about how to use these guns more regularly without running a whole match with them. Maybe we'll try it as a bonus stage.
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