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So, what's an oldfart to do when he's out of things to do. Buy a bunch of M2 +2 mags and get busy modifying them puppies to work in an M1 or M2, with or without a magwell funnel.

Had to use a little JB Weld to fill the holes in the front of the +2 base plate, then use the ole air tool with carbide burr to do a little skulpting of the base plates....making them clear the funnel. Then a little sticky backed sand paper wrapped around a piece of pvc pipe to do a little blending. Still more finish work to do prior to painting.

Filled, clamped down and ready to start making chips fly.
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Trusty air tool and ******* contouring tool.
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A bunch, just waiting for their time under the C-clamp. The other 2 dohickies (lower right) are spacers to use on my modified Sig P226 mags so I can use em' in my Q's. The spacer works just like the spacer on a P99C....keeps the mag from smacking into the ejector. I moddied Sig 9mm 20 rounders and 40 S&W 15 rounders to work in the PPQ M1 or M2 or P99.
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Some, after some skulping. This is a finished mag. You can see a light colored line, above and to the left of the ******* M1 latch hole. That line was made by the M2 button catch sliding up and down the mag body. You can see how close it comes to the M1 latch hole. The placement and size of the M1 hole is super critical...make the hole a little too big, wrapping around a little too much toward the side and the M2 button catch will hit it. That'll piss ya off.
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Just some shavings/chips on the floor. They were all over me too.
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I think that's all. At least for now.
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Clicks right in. The Sig 20 rounders hang out a little farther.
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Oh man oh man oh man!!!! Workshop time is fun. I am going to start a hobby project here soon, and I think I will make a point to take a few photos. Very cool, olfart.
 

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Sweet! So cool that you can use those mags in M1 and M2 pistols.

I'd like to do the same to my mags but I'm not confident enough in my metal working skills and PPQ mags aren't cheap!
 

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Little update. This is some of the latest batch. Modified the Walther +2 baseplates to work with the flared magwell. All these mags started life as M2, I added the M1 latch hole to each one, making them compatible with buttons or flippers. I painted the 40 caliber mag baseplates with a little 'FDE' krylon to match the slides on my 40's. Also used 'red' Taylor Freelance +5 baseplates and 'red' magwell flares on the 40's.

Used Black and Blue for 9mm. So, a quick glance provides the info I need on whether a particular mag is 9mm or 40.

A few pictures.

9mm on top, 40's on the bottom. The mag on the far left bottom is an unmodified 40.
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Added a pair to the top row, Walther 15 rounder with TF +6 baseplate and Sig P226 20 rounder on far right.
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Stock unmodded baseplate on left and modded on the right...FDE, so that's a 40.
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Taylor Freelance In one of my 40's.
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Sig P226.
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Walther 13 rounder.
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Sig P226 20 rounder in 9mm.
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And finally, a Taylor Freelance +6.
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Obviously you enjoy your work and it is evident you put a lot of heart and soul into the final product. Just two questions....are you selling those and when will you have the extended 45 mag's ready? I would be a buyer for 5 of those!
 

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Sorry, not selling....no one would want to pay my prices, as all this is hand work and requires a lot of filing and checking/measuring and inserting, etc. etc.

I use a FNX 45 Tactical baseplate and spring for +2 on my PPQ 45. Taylor Freelance has a +4 for the PPQ. Walther PPQ 45 140mm +4 - Red
 
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