Marlin camp 9 and XD 9mm mags

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  1. Jul 20, 2007 #1
    MikeS.

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    I bought a used camp 9 off of Gunbroker, got it yesterday and shot it today. It came with 1 Marlin magazine and it can use S&W model 59 and variant mags, 459, 659, 59 and such.

    So last night I was looking at the mags and they looked a lot like the XD mags. I was able to put an XD mag into the mag-well of the Marlin and it fit.

    The major difference is that the model 59 mags have a cutout on the front right side of the mag. The XD doesn't. The cutout is for the magazine catch inside the mag-well.

    So today after shooting the Marlin with it's intended magazine I put a fully loaded XD mag into the Marlin and it will hand cycle the rounds. I then placed the mag base on the shooting bench and put a bit of downward pressure on it. The Marlin will feed, fire and cycle with the XD mags.

    Now I'm going to contact a couple 3 gunsmiths and see if they can put a cutout on the side of the XD mag and then see if it will still feed, fire and cycle without being held against a bench. It'd be worth it to me to try this.

    I would love to be able to use my slightly modified XD mags in this carbine. I can buy a bunch of XD mags from Pistol Gear and have them modified, shouldn't cost much to have that done.

     
  2. Jul 20, 2007 #2
    ajamesp51

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    That will work, I know someone who has a keltec with xd mags. you can make the cut with a dremel tool and patience.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2007 #3
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    i have heard of using modified beretta 92 mags and S&W 59 mags in the Xd so a gun using 59 mags may take an XD mag.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2007 #4
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    I wold only try it with one mag. Make sure it still functions like it used to in your XD also.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2007 #5
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    Remeber that Berretta mags can work also, for the Marlin, Keltec and XD...haven't tried one in a S&W yet. When I got my XD there weren't any HI Caps..so I used Berretta mags....
     
  6. Jul 21, 2007 #6
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    Back in the day, the only hi-caps that were available for our XDs were Beretta/Taurus 92 and S&W 59 series mags. One had to cut hole in the front of the mag to fit into the XD. Obviously those mags would also fit the Camp 9 and Kel-Tec carbines that took S&W/Beretta mags mags.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2007 #7
    MikeS.

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    Absolutely, that is my plan. Try one, if it will reliable function in both then I'll do a bunch of them.

    I'm hoping to find someone that will do the work for me. I have no skill with measuring and cutting metal. I do OK with carpentry and electrical but I HATE plumbing and this is too close. Plus I just don't have the time.

    Anyone here want to try this, are you skilled in metal work?

    Here is a picture of a S&W 459 mag beside an XD full size 9mm mag, notice the cutout on the side of the S&W. This is what would be added (subtracted?) from the XD mag.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jul 23, 2007 #8
    MikeS.

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    So I took my camp9 carbine and it's original mag down to a gunsmith tonight and had him mill the slot I needed in an XD 9mm mag. He charged me 5 bucks.

    Nicely he lives the other side of my gun club so on the way home I stopped at the range and tried out the modified mag in the Marlin. It worked flawlessly.

    So then I refilled it and tried it in the XD, it still worked flawlessly.

    I currently have 6 mags but I just minutes ago ordered 5 more from Pistol Gear. I'll be taking the rest of them to the smith when I get the order.

    11 mags of 16 rounds each for either my pistol or my carbine. Sweet!
     
  9. Jul 23, 2007 #9
    jeepinbanditrider

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    Hmmm......How do you like that Camp 9? Looks like they would be a load of fun. I've got a Model 70 .22LR that I love.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2007 #10
    MikeS.

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    I like the camp9 a lot, it is fun to shoot.
     

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