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Nagant stripper clips

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by PATH, Nov 4, 2003.

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  1. PATH

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    Best place to buy Moisin NAgant stripper clips on the net?
     
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    If all you want is to put ammo IN strippers, then Tapco is OK. If you actually want to load ammo FROM the strippers INTO the rifle then look for original Russian strippers. The ones from Tapco are real iffy as to use. Some I have work OK, some won't fit into the guide with ammo in them, others fit but you'll break your thumb trying to push them in. You'd think that as many MN's as Russia and other countries made there's be a shipload of strippers for sale. Oh well.
     
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    I'm also looking for some, and have also heard that the TAPCO ones are very iffy....

    Just got a MN, and its a real pain trying to stuff 5 rounds in one by one!
     
  5. Cosmoline

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    DItto re. Tapco. They have a lot of great Mosin stuff for low prices, and I do like their service. But those clips just didn't work well. VERY stiff. I typically load one by one anyway, since it ensures I won't get locked up rims.
     
  6. Oleg Volk

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    I have yet to find a Mosin clip that works. None, not Tapco junk not even the slightly better Russian clips worked for me.
     
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    Well, I did get some snap caps from Cabela's, so I guess I'll just have to practice loading one by one (I tried yesterday and it seemed kinda difficult. I know its largely my inexperience with the weapon, but can anyone give a tip to the newbie?:D )
     
  8. Beetle Bailey

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    Where do you get "Made in Russia" stripper clips?

    Where do you get "made in Russia" stripper clips? I got some from an auction a few months ago but I doubt they were made in Russia since they came wrapped in greasy Saran Wrap in a plain brown box marked "metal clamp." They work okay once I learned the proper technique, but if there is something better, I'd be interested.

    BTW, I can't find the link, so if anyone wants to know how the load the stripper clips into the Mosin Nagant, here goes (with apologies to the guy who I am stealing the info from):

    First mark one side of the back of the clip (I used a small square of elecrical tape). This is the "top" of the clip. Now from the other side (the "bottom") load one round of the trusty 7.62x54r ammo and make sure the back of the round is flush with the inside back of the clip.

    Next, loading from the other end (the "top") of the clip, place one round in and slide to the bottom, just on top of the first round. The trick here is to make sure the rim of the second round is in front of the rim of the first round (in case I haven't made it clear, it should touch the first round but the contact point should be just forward of the first round's rim). Continue with each successive round's rim just forward of the proceeding round's rim. It sounds more complex than it actually is. When you are done, you should have the round on the top (where it is marked with electrical tape) sticking straight forward and the lower rounds kind of angled slightly up.

    Now to the good part. When you load your rifle, you know which end is up because it is marked (again, with the tape). The bottom goes in the stripper clip guide and then you use your thumb of your left hand and place it at the base of the round (furthest back part). Some people can just push straight down and easily load the rifle just like that, but if you are like me, you then use your index and middle fingers and grab the tip of the second round right where it starts to taper, and that should give you the leverage to push down with your thumb. If everything is done correctly, it should load smoothly. Remember, if Jude Law can do it, so can you :) . HTH. (edited for a little more clarity)
     
  9. Drue

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    I have not used the Tapco clips but there have been a number of complaints about them being stiff. I have a few Ishvesk steel clips that work fine. IMHO, the best ones are brass clips that I picked up at a gunshow. If you run across brass MN clips for sale, buy some and let me know where so I can too.

    MNs have an interupter on the left wall of the magazine that is actuated by closing the bolt. Unless is it is defective or fouled up with gunk or cosmoline, it releases one round at a time to be engaged by the bolt when it is pushed forward to chamber the next round. So, unlike Lee Enfields, the stacking order of the bolt rims does not matter as long as the interrupter is working.

    On some rifles, I have found it possible to push the rounds down from the clip into the magazine a little too hard and this can cause the top round to get fouled with the interrupter. It can't go down any further because the mag is full, it is hard to remove because it is caught on the interrupter and you can't close the bolt because the round is held in a position where the bolt pivots the nose down to hit the front wall of the magazine as the bold goes forward. That is what the little clip at the bottom of the mag is for :). Push the rounds down just right and it will work every time.

    Drue
     
  10. Deadman

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    The military surplus store I bought my Mosin Nagant from only has Chinese manufactured stripper clips, which I could never get to work properly without a servere modification (effectively reducing them to a 3 round capacity). So my advice it to avoid the cheap Chinese clips (damn communists).
     
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