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Old 11-30-2015, 07:29 AM   #1
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P88 mag identification.

Is this a P88 magazine?
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:30 AM   #2
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Did Walther make a 10 rd magazine for the full size P88? If so, anyone know where I could purchase one?
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No. The P88 is a pre-ban firearm.
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ProMag Mag Walther P88 9mm Luger 10-Round Steel Blue

You can get them, but there's no guarantee that a ProMag will work in your postil ... or mine, comes to that. You might want to check with Earl Sheehan:

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Old 01-05-2016, 07:22 PM   #6
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I should think that it would be fairly simple to make a magazine plug with a tit on the bottom that would engage the floorplate hole, and throw the original floorplate retainer away. That way you'd convert a standard magazine to 10 rounds. Whether that is technically sufficient depends on the exact wording of the state statute defining a high-cap magazine. California's --though it ties the condition of "permanent" change to what is explicitly not INCLUDED in the definition, does not preclude other alterations that might EXCLUDE a magazine incapable of holding more than 10 rounds. In other words it would not necessarily fall within the main definition that is prohibited. That is an important distinction. If I had made a good-faith attempt to comply with the law, and my magazine did not in fact hold more than 10 rounds, I would rather argue over the word "permanent" than over "capacity".

(If anyone is looking for P88 magazines to experiment with, send me a PM.)

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Old 06-23-2016, 08:13 PM   #7
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BlueBeard: the mag is not a P88 mag, the retaining notch is too low for it to work in the P88; looks like about the same height as on the Sig 226 mag. Try it in one and see if it works.
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cz 75 mag, thanks
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:59 PM   #9
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Interesting to note: the SIG 226 mag can be easily modified to work in the P88, but not the CZ75 mag and conversely, neither the P88 nor the SIG 226 mags can even be seated in a CZ75.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:50 PM   #10
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But in any case the mag is not quite right; the result of these improvisations seems always to be "half a bubble off".

The closest approximation to the P88 mag is the Beretta 92, which Walther shamelessly used (after some modification) in the P88 prototypes, then copied (with additional modification) for the production models.

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