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Earlier this year I acquired a 1973 manufactured Satin Nickel finished Colt Combat Commander in 9mm. The original owner also threw in 1 stainless and 1 blued factory Colt 9 shot magazines. The magazine buttplates were marked: COLT CAL 9MM LUGER. The magazine body back spine has a smooth brushed seamless no weld showing backside.

Today I received two brand new factory Stainless Colt 9mm 9 shot magazines. The baseplate read: COLT CAL 9MM LUGER. Also located on the left side baseplate is the Colt Pony logo, and the letter M in the upper right hand corner. The magazine body back spine has the welded seam showing and you can feel the seam. It's not a smooth brushed finish like the originals that came with the pistol.

I guess I'm asking what does the letter M stand for? It sure isn't Mec-Gar since I own many MG's and they are industry known as having a smooth brushed backside seem. The magazines are still quality and I'm very happy with my new purchase. But I'm curious why Colt changed the manufacturing processs and didn't remove this cosmetic blemish?

Any ideas? Thanks.

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I was just informed these are MetalForm magazines. The name excaped my mind while I was inquiring. Huh, I thought a big name company would be more particular. But the name satisfies me and like I stated they are very well made magazines. But that seam just ain't right..........

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