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Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
« on: January 07, 2016, 01:10:36 pm »
It's exactly what it says on the tin.

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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 01:15:09 pm »
    I've never seen so many strippers working so beautifully in my life.
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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 01:16:22 pm »
    Cool!  :cool    I especially liked seeing the Schmidt-Rubin in action.    :thumbup1
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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 01:17:47 pm »
    I've never seen so many strippers working so beautifully in my life.

    Needs Motley Crue's "Girls, Girls, Girls" as a soundtrack.
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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 01:29:06 pm »
     :clap  Absolutely!   
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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 01:51:08 pm »
       WOW....I've had limited success on stripper clips.   Awesome looking clip.

    BRASS ones for my 8mm mauser, any .30-06 strippers seem to work good.

       I've never tried my K-31 ones...I paid $5 apiece and they're flimsy enough I just have them for display.


      Mosin-Nagants.....about one in 12 clip loads work.
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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 02:16:52 pm »
    Mosin clips work pretty well for me. So do the M14 ones with my Stevens.

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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 02:29:08 pm »
    My SMLE clips are built like a tank - never had one fail.  It helps to stagger the cartridge rims though.    :thumbup1
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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 03:25:36 pm »
    The ones I bought to work with my FR-8 work just fine...


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    Re: Loading a Bunch of Old Surplus Rifles
    « Reply #9 on: December 22, 2020, 02:26:40 pm »
    There is a trick with the stripper feeding of Mosins.

    Take the top round and grasp it like a handle, bullet high. Push it down at the rear end of the round until it stops, release the top round, extract the stripper, close the bolt.

    There us a lever device (interrupter) that sits in the trigger group that realigns rims during feeding. If you find that operating the bolt and driving in a new round gets a lot of resistance, this indicates that the wooden stock has shrunk until the necessary clearance for the lever thingy to work has decreased to where it doesn't work at all. Add card stock/cardboard shims between the trigger group and stock, and the gap will be restored.

    At this point (A the stripper loading should get a lot easier, and B) feeding should get a lot smoother. Adjust shim thickness until optimum operation results.

    Or..

    Get on with Smith Sights, and use one of their Mosin Upgrade Kits, which do essentially the same things, only better.

    http://smith-sights.com/

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    « Reply #10 on: December 22, 2020, 09:16:44 pm »
    Good to know about the Mosin-Nagant rifles.   :thumbup1
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