Identify this magazine!


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rugerdude
November 4, 2009, 11:22 PM
I'm a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton and while on a somewhat remote range, my team leader found this magazine (and then threw it at me). After a quick examination I determined that it is a single stack, 7.62x51mm magazine holding 5-6 rounds. I ruled out the MK11 and M-14 because those use double stack mags. It is clearly a removable mag considering the mag catch hole in the left side.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/rugerdude/mag.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/rugerdude/mag2.jpg
I'm sure it's an obvious answer but it's been driving me nuts!

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natescout
November 4, 2009, 11:37 PM
is it a mag for a SMAW rocket launcher, they do fire tracers befor there rocket. just a guess ?

jonnyc
November 4, 2009, 11:55 PM
+1 on the SMAW, actually a 9x51 round.

TexasRifleman
November 5, 2009, 12:15 AM
Yep, spotting rifle magazine..... 9x51 tracer, 6 round mag.

http://world.guns.ru/grenade/smaw-3.jpg

rugerdude
November 5, 2009, 12:23 AM
oh man, yeah, I never would have guessed that. Makes sense though now, as the correct answer to any problem always will. That tracer round must not have much of a bottleneck at all, and the length is right on for a 7.62 NATO.

TexasRifleman
November 5, 2009, 12:29 AM
Yeah it's a funny looking thing....heck of a crimp.

http://world.guns.ru/grenade/smaw-4.jpg

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