Benji showed me this Micromag from his collection. Strange thing about this “Micromag” is that it likely wasn’t machined by/for PTP. Some research shows this Aluminum rail / body combo was supposedly built as a project by Diamond Labs founder Francois Louvet, and as Frizzle Fry on AO writes, it was “likely milled in Bulgaria.”
You can read about the unearthing of these bodies that lack PTP detents and were uncovered raw in this thread on Automags.org:
The user that posted these Automag bodies, “SpitFire1299,” was located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin but it’s not clear how they were uncovered. Louvet’s other companies supposedly sold products that originated in Bulgaria (Diamond Labs), but there are no actual posts from users on AO or mcb that cite references as to these bodies being made there, other than the Micromag identification guide.
These bodies could have been made anywhere in the world and then made their way to the US through Louvet’s company Toxic Toys. I see references to Chicago as Toxic Toy’s location which isn’t far from WI.
After their discovery These bodies were take to proper spec by HaveBlue and sold through his website, Airsolder. Find more details in this Micromag guide on AO:
And while these still have a bad reputation, Automag tech Scott “BigEvil” Fertitta replies to this video on youtube that, “I haven’t had too many issues getting them to work properly. Ive seen a few with wobbly vert ASAs though… :)”
And some more details on mcb:
Unfortunately I can’t seem to find the text from Air Solder’s for sale page on them.
If anyone has additional details please post!
And find what Benji currently has for sale on ebay at: