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Old 02-03-2019, 01:36 AM
Doubs43 Doubs43 is offline
 
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Does anyone load their M1A magazines using stripper clips while the mag remains in the rifle?

If so, where do you get your clips?
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:02 AM
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Yes.
Got a bunch of repack kits from Fred's years ago.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:18 AM
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I don't load my M1A with stripper clips and when I was issued a M14, we never did use stripper clips to load rifle with mag in place. We did use strippers to charge magazines but never using the charger bridge on the M14.

This is an interesting question though...was it a custom / practice in miliary at all ? I never saw it but perhaps others have. Never say Never...
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:11 AM
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Yep, in Viet Nam at least the Marines I was trained with kept our mags in the rifle topped off with stripper clips from a bandoleer and kept those on our pistol belt in reserve.
Even with the early use of the M84 scope with Griffin and Howe mount this was still common practice.

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Old 02-03-2019, 09:25 AM
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Yep, in Viet Nam at least the Marines I was trained with kept our mags in the rifle topped off with stripper clips from a bandoleer and kept those on our pistol belt in reserve.
Even with the early use of the M84 scope with Griffin and Howe mount this was still common practice.

Wow, nice set-up Art !!!
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:31 AM
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Thanks.
Notice the Winchester on the receiver heel.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:47 AM
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Thanks.
Notice the Winchester on the receiver heel.
I sort of wish I had never sold you that mint SA heel some time ago. They are hard to find...


To the OP, I have some I could spare, so if you're interested, send me a PM.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:09 AM
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I still thank you for the heels Chris.
The one in this photo was not one of them.
They did end up on rifles for my collection.
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