Laser welded rifle magazine offers durability and strength

Farmington, Conn. – Connecticut Spring & Stamping has introduced a premium quality aluminum magazine for use in military or commercial rifles. This is the first aluminum magazine to be laser welded, a process that offers superior durability and a stronger and more consistent weld than those constructed using standard resistance welding.

Farmington, Conn. – Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS) has introduced a premium quality aluminum magazine for use in military or commercial rifles. This is the first aluminum magazine to be laser welded, a process that offers superior durability and a stronger and more consistent weld than those constructed using standard resistance welding.

The first of the aluminum magazines is designed for the AR15 (commercial) and M16 (military) rifles. The magazines are produced to the government MIL-STD dimensionally tight tolerances. CSS uses extremely tight quality and process control, giving the company consistent tight tolerance control over the magazine's feed lips, one of the most critical features of the magazine.

"High quality rifles need high quality magazines, and our laser welding process ensures weld durability, strength, and consistency, guaranteeing that the new aluminum magazine is produced with the exacting tolerances required," said Steve Dicke, VP of sales and marketing at CSS. "This is especially important in controlling the magazines' feed lip dimensions. If the feed lips are the slightest bit off dimensionally, the rifle could jam."

CSS also produces magazines for a variety of firearm manufacturers. Some of the newest examples are the FNH USA sniper rifle 20 round, 10 round, and 5 round magazines and the Sturm, Ruger & Co.'s mini-30 magazine.

Connecticut Spring & Stamping, a manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, and defense industries worldwide, has been in business since 1939. The company takes pride in design and engineering involvement that starts with product development, and moves through prototyping, manufacturing, and assembly to warehousing and point of use. CSS has warehousing facilities in Puerto Rico, Mexico, China, and Singapore that allow their customers to build products with just in time (JIT) inventory.

For further information, e-mail: debbie@cts

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