Magazines were painted black over phosphate.
Well your the expert. I was commenting on every magazine I have had in 50 years.Which mags were?
Some were blued.
Either way way this paint was not original. It was so thick it was obscuring the markings. There was a third mag in the group, aye, and the ay were totally lost to paint. Lol.
whats the going rate for a mag on rough condition?