Anyone know what these other PMag markings are?
I did a search on the site, but cannot find what I'm asking.
My 30 round PMags are marked in a few locations.
On the side, first there is a M and a number on each one. For example, M8, M4, M7
Right beneath that is a 10 in a circle on each one
Right beneath that is what I've read is the date code dial. I guess if it's pointing to a 10, and there is a 11 on the dial face, the mag was made 10/11. Right?
On the bottom of each mag, there is a M and a 02 in a circle.
On my 20 round PMags, there is no M number as on the 30's. The first line is the date code dial.
Beneath the date code dial, there is a 15 in a circle on each
On the bottom of each mag, there is only a 06 in a circle.
So, anyone know what any of these other markings mean? Not that they really matter much. Just wondering.
All the best,
This is all just me guessing but here goes.
When a p-mag is defective, Magpul asks that it is returned to them. I'm assuming that since they pride themselves on their low failure rate they want to do analysis on a defective magazine. The magazine would have to have sufficient markings to isolate when, where and how that exact magazine was made to track a potential issue.
If the dial is the year and month that gives you the "when"
The number in a circle seems like that could be a replaceable part of the mold. This could be something like a batch or lot number that's put in the mold at a start of the run.
The M and a number doesn't look like a replaceable part so its probably a permanent feature of the mold to identify which mold the magazine came out of.