Was at the local gun show a few weeks ago and came across a booth from "Sarco" a distributor out of NJ that advertises in the shotgun news . They had "used" Mini-14 mags for $5. ea - I bought 6 of them and was happy,happy, happy !
brought them home and disassembled them and cleaned them up and was awaiting a delivery from my LGS on some ammo to fill the mags and other mags up. While waiting for the ammo, I dug out the Mini-14 rifle out of the safe and the mags do not fit my Ruger mini-14.
It seems that the mags a slightly wider and bigger than my factory mags for the rifle. All they do is scratch up the mag well when I try to insert each 1 to see if maybe 1-2 may just be defective and they all are worthless !
All other mags that I bought from them for other weapons work just fine ! So, beware of the $5. special on their Mini -14 mags !