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I have been having some jams with my series 70 Colt Commander. The mag I got with the gun was a Pachmayr with a round follower. I took two of the mags that came with my Springfield Arms Loaded model out to try with my Commander. The Commander never missed a beat...man it was great. The Springfield mags have the flat followers and I was wondering what did the followers look like on the original series 70 Colt?
 

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Series 70 mags were like GI mags. Flat followers with a split leg to work the slide stop, and tapered feed lips.

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Pachmeyer magazines were top of the line until the Wilson magazines came on the scene. Also, the round top follower in many ways is superior to the flat follower, so I would suggest that your magazine may be a bit worn, or dirty. I suggest that you disassemble your magazine, clean it with a good solvent, and leave it dry when you reassemble it. Then try again.

Also, I suggest that you get a new Wilson magazine (7 rounders are best) or any of the other top rated magazines, and compare the angel of the feed lips between the two. The feed lips on your current magazine may be a bit bent. Also, if the cleaning does not help, and the feed lips look okay, you may need to replace the follower spring.

I hope this helps.


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