Thanks for clearing up the issue on the serial number. i knew i was getting to hopeful
As for being way off about the quality, the dboys quality of the metal itself seemed poorer, it was very rough and it has blemishes. My cyma has neither of those but perhaps its not a matter of quality but personal preference on how one likes the finish that lead to that vote in my review.
As for the mag issue i guess everyone is going to have to make me wander out to the local gun story to confirm or dismiss my hunch officially (because finding the information online doesnt give me an excuse to handle real firearms). It is a good point that a 47 mag will be different then a 74. I guess we will have to wait and see on how it really stacks up.
If any of you didn't know, a full size 74 variant is supposed to come out, though i don't know when.