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I've been pondering the possibilities of making a better replacement for flakey magazine buttplates. Before I really embark on it I'd to make sure the failures we're seeing are similar. The right side is obviously gone but the left is cracked and hanging on by a few molecules. I added an arrow for clarity.
 

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I would say it was a bad batch of plastic if the new ones are molded the same.
 

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I too think it was just a bad batch. Someone got the polymer mixture wrong. I've got 10 .40 magazines and haven't had one problem with any of them.
 

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I had considered getting some nylon barstock to make my own buttplates. like the white nylon R/C cars parts are often made of, that stuff is nearly indestructable. But since I got my replacement's I have not had any problem's and kinda forgot about it.
 

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ZX-12: it would be quite a challenge to make these out of nylon unless you have a nicely equiped machine shop. It would be possible to machine a coarse replacement part perhaps but a replica is a different story. I measured the thing and put it in CAD. There's a lot going on. I'm currently thinking of making a mold and casting aluminum replacements. Sounds like a fun little project to waste a weekend on
 
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