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Old 08-09-2017, 04:57 PM
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As far as I can tell, the metal base pad retainers are still like hens teeth to find. Please let me know if you have a source. After a year or two of little to no luck, I have found a fabricator who may be able to make them for me. I will have to contract for more pieces than I can use, so, I may be back here to see if anyone else is interested. Stand by for now....
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:17 PM
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I have given up on finding the little buggers and sold my last spare 10mm mag tube here last week. Midway will send an email saying they're in-stock - but are always out of stock as soon as I log in. I see the mag tubes are still available - if you crack the code on this I'd sure be interested ...
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:01 PM
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I bought 3 from Midway about a week ago after being on their "notify" list for about a year and missing out numerous times. I just happened to be on my IPad when I received the email, and immediately went to the website.
Talk about dumb luck
I had all the parts from Numrich and Midway to build 3 new mags but was missing the catch plates.
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:24 PM
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Why not just improvise and use a different catch plate?
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:29 PM
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I have seen that the 4506 catch plates would work ... but they're also out of stock at Midway and Numrich ...
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:35 PM
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I will have to contract for more pieces than I can use
You will probably find buyers here.

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I have seen that the 4506 catch plates would work
Numrich sent me these by mistake once and they are slightly too wide to fit in the tube - and I'm too lazy to make them work.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:23 PM
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I made a couple out of 0.030 stainless sheet stock. Wasn't brain surgery, but is ......interesting. IIRC, a blank is 7/16 " wide and 1.407 long. I turned a brass stud to make the locking pin.

jsbethel-how much for your 4506 catch plates?

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Old 08-10-2017, 07:35 AM
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I took some of the plates for the 4006 and hand-filed the sides evenly until they fit in the 10mm mag. Took a while but it works no prob.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:56 AM
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Jelly,
I know the feeling. I never watch my email that closely so I have been missing out for over a year.
Thanks to all for suggestions of modifying other plates. I had thought of that, but I am useless with my hands. They refuse to speak to my brain. It all boils down to cost, and it looks like the shop I found will be able to recreate the part perfectly for a reasonable cost. If that's the case and I can offer the part to anyone who wants it for less than $5 each, that may cover some of my costs.
Thanks again for all the responses. I would rather spend all day talking to S&W guys than speak to a politician for two minutes. Just saying.
God bless you and yours,
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