I'm going to grind some tabs to affix to the magazine, then I plan to braze them to the mag itself. Tapco has G3 mags "rusty" for $0.75 each!!!! They are alloy mags. Tapco also has "rusty" steel mags for $3 each, and a 50-pack box for $50. I figure I'll pick up enough to have a "carry load" of 10 mags. That will two mag pouches full and a few extra.
Question about alloy G3 mags - those are aluminum, correct? How successful can I expect to be when using a MAPP torch to braze a steel lug onto the aluminum mag body? Should I be worried about burning the aluminum or will the "normal" brazing rod (the thin bronze ones - not the thick silver solder ones) be adequate without damaging the mag???
OR should I go with the steel ones and sell off the rest? If I get all that to work, I could be convinced to do the remaining 40 steel mags for others... or am I being too paranoid about the ability of the MAPP torch to burn the thick aluminum magazine?