Just to show how I'm not shure about a mag advantages over non-mag, the Sunnyside had the original magazine in when I got it. When I re-restored it, NO-Mag in it.
But some other members could love a mag in their stove
, time will tell it.
But according to the very few mag available now, even for complete antique stoves makes me suspicious about mag advantages. Anyway you still need to shake the grates to get the coal going down, so same job. OK you fill up less often but when you do it you add more coal in. Soooooooooooo
Plus some times coal can jam in the mag, more difficult to empty the fire pot for re-start a fire or for the annual clean up, if having a stove with over the fire hole ring, the coal can accumulate over the holes...
But like everything, there are always some: + and some -. Just do the math.