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    How to clean LAR-15 10/30 mags?

    Hello. How do I tear down the mags to clean them? They seem to be pinned at the base plate. Thanks.
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    Mine don't have the base plate pinned on. Just pry the back of the base plate away from the mag body to release it by sticking a tool in the hole and prying forward. Once you removed the base plate, to relieve the spring pressure pull the spring down but not entirely out the bottom and let the follower drop to the crimps. Then rag out the top half of the mag. The rest probably won't need any attention.

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    I've never cleaned a magazine in 20 years of (light) shooting. What has gotten in there that you need to clean it?
    Not picking on you....I wonder if I should be donig this for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Sa View Post
    I've never cleaned a magazine in 20 years of (light) shooting. What has gotten in there that you need to clean it?
    Not picking on you....I wonder if I should be donig this for some reason.
    If you shoot matches they tend to get a little dirt in them when you drop them. Generally a good idea to give them a clean after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Sa View Post
    I've never cleaned a magazine in 20 years of (light) shooting. What has gotten in there that you need to clean it?
    Not picking on you....I wonder if I should be donig this for some reason.
    I heard that you should like every year or so I think it’s mainly directed at ar15 with DI gas systems cuz you get some gas back to the chamber and into your mag which eventually builds up some carbon. And obviously outside use if your actually getting dirt and stuff in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Sa View Post
    I've never cleaned a magazine in 20 years of (light) shooting. What has gotten in there that you need to clean it?
    Not picking on you....I wonder if I should be donig this for some reason.
    I shoot 3 Gun and the mags get pretty dirty after only one match. So, I have to clean them more often than not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe View Post
    Mine don't have the base plate pinned on. Just pry the back of the base plate away from the mag body to release it by sticking a tool in the hole and prying forward. Once you removed the base plate, to relieve the spring pressure pull the spring down but not entirely out the bottom and let the follower drop to the crimps. Then rag out the top half of the mag. The rest probably won't need any attention.

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    I will try that after I run some drills with them. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAV View Post
    I shoot 3 Gun and the mags get pretty dirty after only one match. So, I have to clean them more often than not.
    Dump pouch, they never see the ground.

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    Just shake then in Varsol in a bucket - and brush what you can - top of follower and top inside lips. The other way is to put them in a sonic cleaner. That will do it without taking it apart.

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