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ajt
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Posted - January 23 2018 :  10:38:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anybody remember Essex Firearms, possibly from the late 60's early 70's era? I was living in Indiana at the time and the LGS where I bought my first .45 (an AMT Combat Government Model) got me about a dozen spare mags that he said were from Essex and that he sold to me for $5 each. They were 7 rounders, flat stainless steel finish, and I let a half dozen go with the AMT when I sold it. I still use the rest in my Springfield and Ruger .45s. Their website indicated they were moving and there is a line showing that stated something about Iver Johnson - don't know if there was any affiliation there. I use MecGars and Shooting Star mags now, also have a few Wilson Roger mags and a friend told me that Wilson or some one else had bought out McCormick - don't know that for a fact. Just looking for that elusive bargain quality mag - just picked up a half dozen McCormicks from a net ad a couple of weeks ago. My son and I plan to run them through a couple of guns this week. Don't doubt that they will function properly but I like to know that for a fact before depending on any mag.

Edited by - ajt on January 23 2018 10:41:02 AM

Malcolm
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Posted - January 23 2018 :  10:52:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Itís on the Wilson website. They announced they purchased McCormick mags

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BatteryOaksBilly
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Posted - January 23 2018 :  1:38:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of the first Detonics were built on Essex frames. I had an early one. At the SOF show in Charlotte about '82-83 I found it on a table and went and got the Detonics Factory Rep to come look at it. He said it was indeed an early gun and that if I bought it he would take it back to the factory and have all the newer mods done to it. I did, he did and it shot great. Wow a mere 35 years ago.....wish I knew what I did with that thing.

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ajt
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Posted - January 24 2018 :  08:51:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, I didn't know that about Essex frames. There's a lot of things that I didn't know about firearms until I read about it on this forum. I'm rarely in a position to add any knowledge but everyone has been very helpful when I've had a firearm problem. I've been going through my inventory and sorting out anything that has ever given me a problem for replacement, repair, or elimination if another item(s) can serve the same purpose. The Essex mags have been in use for well over thirty years and are still functioning 100%. Wish I had kept all of them. I also had a couple Pachmayr .45 mags at that time, which would feed and chamber empty cases. Going through everything is a trip down memory lane.
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