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Mosin Nagant stripper clips?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by spartacus2002, Oct 15, 2004.

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  1. spartacus2002

    spartacus2002 Member

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    Anybody know where to get 7.62x54R stripper clips for a Mosin-Nagant rifle?
     
  2. George S.

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    I picked up some at a gun show a few months ago for a buck each. They were pretty greasy and when I got them home, I found that all of them had Izhevsk stampings on them!!

    You might try over on the Mosin-Nagant Forum www.russian-mosin-nagant.com
     
  3. BigBlueEyedDevil

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    I got mine at a gunshow as well. The vendor have a wood box FULL of various stripper clips. He told me that if I could find any for a Mosin, they were mine to have.
     
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    Tapco has them. Cheap!

    Scott
     
  5. mcooper

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    I had bad luck with the tapco stripper clips, they are apparently new manufacture, I bought 40 clips and maybe 2 were not immpossible to use without serious problems. Just a warning YMMV
     
  6. spartacus2002

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    When did you guys get them from Tapco? I checked their website, and they're out.
     
  7. Okiecruffler

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    I bought a dozen from Tapco a few years back

    All of them were a PIA. Hard to load, and impossible to strip. Finally chunked the lot after slicing my finger at the range with one. I have 4 now that I found at the range, have no idea where they came from, that work flawlessly.
     
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    Anyone fins a good source of original clips, let me know, I will go in on a buy.
     
  9. Marcus

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    I bought some that were *supposed* to be originals but they look a little too nice for that. They were cheap so I got em anyway. Total waste of money! They don`t work at all,the rounds bind up in them making feeding impossible. Looking at the design I can`t imagine for even proper ones could work as well as Mauser strippers. There are actually MN stripper clips out there that work *well*??? Marcus
     
  10. monsternav

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    I just got my M38 yesterday and went looking for them. Found some here:

    BigSkySurplus

    Never ordered anything from there. Anybody have any experience with them?

    I would also check gunbroker.

    Type in 7.62x54r stripper clips into google.

    Edited for spelling and punctuation.
     
  11. Marnoot

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    One thing to look for if they have pictures is the bends in the metal, specifically the part that bends around the rim to hold it. Original stripper clips will have sharp, 90 degree bends while new manufactured ones have a shallower 45 degree bend. It's this that causes the new ones to work so poorly. I'll post a picture or diagram to show what I mean as soon as I can dig one out.

    EDIT: OK, like this. Obviously it's not to scale, but you get the idea.;) Although my hasty diagram doesn't depict it, I think the problem on some with the 45 degree ones is that the slope down begins sooner than it does with 90 degrees, and tends to clamp down on the rim to an excessive degree. And on some others, the angle makes the rounds tend to flop around and get misaligned.

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    I got the buymilsurp ones, they are the poor aftermarket ones.
     
  14. George S.

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    I wonder if the 7.62x54R ammo that is still in use by some of the Afgan tribes is loaded in stripper clips that may have the angled sides? As long as you overlap the rim of the cartridge as you load the stripper clips, they should work. A bit of bending at the ends may have to be done to get them snug but that shouldn't be a biggie.
     
  15. Dionysusigma

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    Hey, Okiecruffler...

    At which range did you find those? ;) :p
     
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    Mine are also of the 45* (sucky) type. Buyers beware! Marcus
     
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