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Clip vs Magazine

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cannonball888, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. Cannonball888

    Cannonball888 Member

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    Clip vs Magazine-This one's a doozy

    I'm not trying to start another terminology war but I just wanted to point out an extreme example of the misuse of the word clip in place of what should be magazine. I'm sure some people may have gotten used to calling a stick magazine a clip because of the historic misuse of term in Hollywood movies but to apply the word clip to a drum magazine is just beyond belief.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=123485857
     
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  2. The Lone Haranguer

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    There's lots 'a' ca'tridges in that clip! ;)

    Although it might work in an AK, it is not actually made for the AK, is it?
     
  3. Cannonball888

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    Sure it is. It looks like a Chinese or Bulgarian wind-up AK drum.
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    I was thinking of a light machine gun - RPK?
     
  5. Cannonball888

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    Possibly. I know they fit AKs because I have one. Anyone know if drums were specifically made for RPKs?
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Drum clip :eek:

    Is that worse than just calling it a clip? :D
     
  7. jackstinson

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    A "drum clip" is what you use instead of a live drummer when doing solo recording.
     
  8. earplug

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    I can do it!

    I keyed the safety off my revolver and loaded a full clip of 230 grain 45 ACP's.
     
  9. sturmgewehr667

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    you hit the nail on the head
     
  10. DesmoDucRob

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    Drum Clip

    Nope, a drum clip is the barbed portion of saltwater hook used for catching redfish (red drum).

    Anyone else?...
     
  11. matrem

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    Who was it that called them "30 round banana clips" a while back?
    Think I saw that on television this past fall?
     
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    Wow, that's sad.
     
  13. frogomatic

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    Lindy (the best gunsmithing instructor I know of) always said this in regards to clip/magazine terminology. "clips load magazines, magazines load guns, except for the garand"
     
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    Who was it that called them "30 round banana clips" a while back?

    That would be any news report in the US of A :banghead:
     
  15. PRE 64 JOE

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    If it has a spring it is a magazine, if it don't it's a clip. ;)
     
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    Why an exception for the Garand? It is fed by an 8 round en bloc clip.
     
  17. Cannonball888

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    I agree with Tennesseean. The Garand is no exception. You have to think of the Garand as having an internal box magazine and yes there is a spring. However the Garand's magazine doesn't work without an internal enbloc clip which is used to load the magazine which is the definition of a clip. The Carcano also uses an enbloc clip (often erroneusly called a stripper clip) in a similar way as the Garand even though it is a bolt gun.
     
  18. ThrottleJockey

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    That's a CRAPPY chinese drum. Mine are all Romanian, and they ROCK. No over or under winding the spring. They cost a ittle more, but are well worth it!
     
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    If you have ever been through this town in Missouri you would know why it was listed the way it was. The people from Deliverance would roll the windows up and lock the doors when they go through there, ok maybe not that bad. But defiantly a little off.

    If you are from there and get offended, send me a message I will tell you my story from your fair town.
     
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    Clip is a word you put in the title of a gunbroker auction to allow your auction to be viewed by all the people who search for "clips". A lot of those people are also the same type of people who would pay over $200 for an AK drum.
    Magazine= spring
    clip= no spring
     
  21. frogomatic

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    It was meant with a small dose of humor due to the nature of the garand.
     
  22. Cannonball888

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    Romanian drums do not cost more. They are the cheapest drums on the market---not less reliable, just cheaper. Chinese drums are collectables due to the fact they've been banned from import and can fetch as much as the seller is asking. Bulgarian wind-ups function like the Chinese ones and even thoigh they are not banned from import still fetch a higher price on the market than the Romanians. Another thing you left out was that wind-up drums can be loaded 2-3 times faster than a Romanian.
     
  23. triggerman7.62

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    As annoying as it is, I love to see the miss use of fire arms terms in the movies and media, helps me know who knows what they are talking about and who thinks they know something because they saw it in the movies or on the news. My big pet-peeve is the term ‘assault rifle’ when talking about a semi-auto rifle.
     
  24. sturmgewehr667

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    i hope you mean nature of being awesome
     
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    they are cheaper, and you need to load one round at a time, but with the chinese drums, you can pop open the back and load all at once.
     
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