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Just wanted to post an interesting uh, problem I just encountered as a heads up to others. I just purchased five Steyr GB mags on gunbroker for what seemed like a fantastic buy it now price of $100 each. The pictures appeared to be a normal GB magazine at a glance and the seller (a pawn shop) had over 22,000 feedback with an A+ rating so I figured they just didn't know what they had or wanted to get rid of it quick. Unfortunately I should have looked a bit closer because when I got the mags in the mail today I quickly realized something wasn't right.

They're fakes! And no, they're not Rogak magazines either! Someone went to the trouble of making a pretty decent looking copies of a GB mag that aren't quite up to snuff. I tried fitting them in my gun and they mostly don't latch very securely and they don't sit flush. I haven't tried disassembling one or loading/shooting one as I'm going to ask to return them tomorrow. The biggest thing that stuck out at me was how high the follower sat and the sharp, unrounded 90 degree corner of the metal on the top front. The witness holes are also not numbered 6/12/18 like they are on every other GB magazine I've ever seen. Someone went to quite a bit of trouble to make these but their tolerances weren't great and they cut a few corners.

Has anyone ever encountered anything like this before or have any idea where these came from? There's no markings on them that I can see.

Left mag in each picture is a real deal original Steyr mag and the right one is one of the five fakes.
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Two left mags are real OEM, five on right are fakes.
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Wow. Sorry to hear you got ripped off.
They apparently have a no questions asked 30 day return policy and sent me a return shipping label so not a huge deal. I just figured I better put the word out for people to be aware that these even exist!

edit: I did finally get my money back without too much hassle, they even paid for return shipping. It appears that they've already listed and re-sold them though, and gunbroker completed items history seems to indicate they've sold more previously. I think the main giveaway is that the witness holes aren't marked 6/12/18 so be very wary of buying any Steyr GB magazine without numbered witness holes. As far as I know all OEM mags have the number markings.
 

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I dont think those are "fake" but are for another gun, not a GB.
 

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I dont think those are "fake" but are for another gun, not a GB.
There are like five other pistols (not counting stuff like AR 'pistols' etc) that use double stack double feed mags. The only other one that you're reasonably likely to find in the US is the VP70 and that's definitely not what those mags are for. They also don't look anything like the mags for the Russian and Chinese double feed pistols that are all but impossible to find in the US. And they definitely loaded up fine with 9x19 so it's not a FN five seven or Pmr-30 mag or anything like that.

They're also definitely not Rogak mags since they have a GB style button release and not a heel release like the Rogak. What could they possibly be for besides the GB?
 
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