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AGD Minimag with Reverse Retro Valve

Left side of Retro Valve equipped Minimag.
Right side of AGD Minimag with Retro Valve and Flatline and Benchmark frame.

Here is a reverse Retro Valve equipped Minimag that I purchased last week. I haven’t bought too many mags lately but this one came in a package and was just too nice to pass. The Retro Valve has the standard lvl 7 bolt and I believe is a reverse valve, meaning the air input is on the left side.

Left side of Retro Valve equipped Minimag.
Left side of Retro Valve equipped Minimag.

This Minimag is also set up with a Benchmark 45 Double frame and an AGD Flatline air system. The pictured barrel is a one piece stainless Dye barrel from the late 1990s. It’s laser engraved “DYE.”

AGD Flatline 3K air system.
AGD Flatline 3K air system.

Here is a shot of the Flatline setup. I never really used the flatline systems and I don’t plan on using this steel tank set up. 
The drop forward for the Flatline hpa system has a steel clamp that wraps around the body of the tank reg and then is held onto the drop with two machine screws going into lock washers, making it super simple. 

Retro Valve Serial VV00832. Likely dates to 1999-2001.
Retro Valve Serial VV00832. Likely dates to 1999-2001.

The AGD Retro Valve was released in 1999, and with a serial of VV00832, this valve likely dates to 2001 or 2002. This valve originally brought the features of the 1996 RT to a valve compatible as a drop in replacement for the classic / standard Automag or Minimag and Micromag.
Eventually the Retro Valve had its name changed to the RT Pro valve. The two are essentially the same, with the Emag valve also sharing the same attributes.
Differences between these include different length on / off pins, some valves don’t require the second top oring, which I believe is needed to use the ULT (Ultra Light Trigger) kit, and the laser engraving.

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