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Identify this magazine!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rugerdude, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. rugerdude

    rugerdude Well-Known Member

    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.

    I'm sure it's an obvious answer but it's been driving me nuts!
  2. natescout

    natescout Well-Known Member

    is it a mag for a SMAW rocket launcher, they do fire tracers befor there rocket. just a guess ?
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Well-Known Member

    +1 on the SMAW, actually a 9x51 round.
  4. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Yep, spotting rifle magazine..... 9x51 tracer, 6 round mag.

  5. rugerdude

    rugerdude Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Yeah it's a funny looking thing....heck of a crimp.


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