I also use Q-tips to clean under the feed lips of my magazines, and on and around the follower. I usually don't disassemble the magazines, but maybe I should do that too - at least every so often.I am more interested in cleaning mags inside. At least depressing the follower and wiping out the front and back walls and under the feed lips with a Q-tip.
My rule of thumb: if the gun is dirty enough to field-strip to clean, it's dirty enough to warrant dismantling the magazine to thoroughly clean the entire mag body --particularly the follower legs (which cannot otherwise be reached).M
That is just the tip of the iceberg. I guess I am what the MSM considers a gun nut but it doesn't hurt.^^^^^You DO have a lot of obsolete magazines. Which reminds me of a story. A few years ago, I took my chain saw to a repair shop. Dropped back by a few days later to check on it, and the guy said the saw was an antique and he couldn't find parts for it. I thought 'holy sheet, I bought that saw NEW'.....I guess that makes me an antique. Naaahhh, just an old fart.