Ponchsox, Fifty bucks for a carbine mag ? Wow! Back in the ancient days gone by the local AFB moved from Carbines to M-16’s and dumped about five hundred mags in a dumpster at their range, one of the supervisors called me and indicated if I wanted them I would need to beat the trash truck. My girls threw most of them out where I dumped them into my pickup bed. Sold mags at gun shows for $.50 and gave away a few hundred, still have about thirty or more to feed my ten Carbines….that original DCM Carbine cost me about $20 bucks.