7.62X25 Strippers


April 15, 2012, 03:58 PM
Some 7.62x 25 ammo comes on 8 shot stripper clips....why? is there an 8 shot Steyr Hahn pistol in someone's arsenal in 7.62x25? It's not for the C-96, they have their own 10 shot stripper clips [not magazines, there IS a difference] so what gives?

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April 15, 2012, 06:04 PM
CZ-52 and tt-33 clones are 8 shots, but I have never seen a 7.62x25 stripper clip so I have no idea if that was intention. Which ammo comes on stripper clips? Now I am intrigued.

April 15, 2012, 06:51 PM
C-96? Are we talking about 7.62x25 (Tokarev) or 7.63x25 (Mauser) ammo? As stated, there's a ton of Tokarev pistols with 8 round mags but stripper clips would be a but odd there.

Carl N. Brown
April 15, 2012, 07:07 PM
Czech submachineguns load the magazines with 8 shot stripper clips: there is a magazine loader built in the side of the stock. (7.62x25 models 24 and 26 adopted in 1951; magazine capacity was 32 rounds, four strippers to feed each magazine). Models 23 and 25 were 9mm.

April 16, 2012, 12:23 AM
Thank you, Carl!! That was driving me nuts! I thought it might be the Skorpian pistol, but couldn't see if it had charger slots in the pictures I found online.

April 16, 2012, 12:27 AM

April 16, 2012, 03:19 AM
The C-96 ''Broom Handle'' [Mauser pistol] and Tokarev ammo have basically identical dimensions....but the Tokarev ammo was also used in guns like the PPSH, and is loaded to a level that will shake apart the older Mauser pistols.

October 1, 2012, 01:56 PM
I know this thread is a bit old. But I uncovered some strippers in my stash of 7.62x25 yesterday. Curious about them as well. And looks like the answer was here. Thanks. Took this pic.
I put a magnet to the case and it stuck. Steel case. ?
Will just set them aside as collectables I guess. Wouldn't try running them through the CZ52.


Carl N. Brown
October 1, 2012, 08:43 PM
In answer to some posts above , 7.63mm C96 Broomhandle stripper clips are 10 rounds. The 8 round clips found with 7.62x25 just don't fit the barrel extension of the C96 very well.

About the only guns I know of in 7.62x25 that use 8rd strippers to charge the magazines are the Czech submachineguns. Kinda like the stripper clips used to recharge .30 carbine and 5.56 M16 magazines.

That's why military trained people are every strict on not calling magazines "clips".

October 1, 2012, 11:38 PM
And if we really want to be correct, stripper clips are actually "chargers".
Clips are used in rifles, such as M1 Garand, and some old, military bolt actions that required the clips to hold the rounds in the magazine as the follower fed them unto the action.
ISTR Mannlicher actions used clips.

I have never referred to a magazine as a clip, BTW. It "ganaws at me" to hear mags referred to as clips. Clips are just that. Stamped sheet metal (steel or brass) clips that hold the rounds as they are fed through the magazine.

I'm also equally perturbed by people calling wheels "rims". A wheel is made up of three sections, a hub, a center section (spoked or otherwise) and a rim.

October 2, 2012, 09:12 AM
LFH, that steel-cased Czech ammo you have is not collectible, and it was made specifically for your CZ52. Shoot it happily, and feel lucky if most of it goes BANG on the first go.

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