Reising 60

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by pappa, May 24, 2002.

  1. pappa

    pappa G&G Regular

    I think the Marlin .45ACP Camp Carbine would make a great defense weapon, except it has a low capacity magazine.
    The Reising Mod.60 .45ACP semi-auto carbine was made about 1944 to 1946 by H&R I believe for police use. The magazine held about 20(?) rounds. But they are scarce and expensive.
    Anyone know why Marlin didn't follow suit and use a 20-30 round magazine on their .45 Camp Carbine? What is the legality of adapting a larger capacity magazine?
    I know there are larger capacity mags available for some guns, 10rd for the Remington 7400, and a proliferation of LC mags for the Ruger products.
    Anyone have the straight skinny on this?

  2. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    There are 15 round Colt 1911 magazines available that would fit the Camp 45. Modifying a large capacity magazine would only be legal as long as it still fits the original weapon it was designed for, otherwise you have "manufactured" a new high-cap mag, which is a big no-no. Better would be to modify the weapon to take a different mag, but that raises questions, too.