Thanks for the links although I fear the "new manufacturer" is the same one unable to supply the first two companies I tried. I will check them out.
While 10rd clips exist (and are hard to use due to friction) 5rd clips were standard for the M-14. One can contained several 6 pocket bandoliers each with 2 5rd clips per pocket. Korean War combat load was 5 loaded mags (20rdx5=100) and 2 bandoliers (2x2x6x5=120) for a combat load of 220 rounds.
Mauser clips fit the ammo but not the gun. 7.62x39 clips fit neither.
April 1, 2013, 04:42 PM
I have a ziplock full.
How many did you need/want?
April 1, 2013, 07:05 PM
Try EBay. I just got a bunch for my 03, and they had all sorts up for auction.
April 1, 2013, 07:08 PM
Strange, all I have ever seen is 10 round stripper clips. Try some for the 7.62x39 they might work.
The 7.62X39 has a head size of 0.445. The 7.62X51 has a head size of 0.473.
April 1, 2013, 09:25 PM
The M14 stripper clips were all five round with protrusions on each side in middle. I don't think the Mauser will work as it will stop the stripper from going down deep enough to feed correctly.
April 2, 2013, 01:04 PM
You are correct. I think the metal is folded on a less sharp radius making the Mauser wider too.
Here is a good picture:
April 2, 2013, 02:11 PM
I am sure that M 14 stripper clips will work with a 03A3 but I am not sure if the reverse is true.:cuss:
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