ronin677 wrote:Sorry to drag up an old thread but needs must when a guy needs mags for his MP40.
In relation to the conversion, I'm a bit unsure of how to fill the converted mag. Do you fill from the feed hole (ie back down into the hipcap mechanism?) I am about to order a couple of Uzi mags and want to be 100% sure of what I'm doing. I'm sure I can complete the conversion but like to certain before I start chopping things apart
When I made mine many years ago, I used to push on the feed wheel to lift up the mag internals. This created enough clearance to feed BBs in and if you use rugged glue, aluminium tubing and care, the mag will not break.
I don't think that the Uzi mag tops will be of any use - mine weren't. I'd planned to dremel a hole in the mag that would fit the end of a speed loader in but never got around to it. I figured that if I drilled down into the back of the mag at 45d it would create enough of a lip to stop BBs leaking out in-game.