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Powerclip Stripper Clip

An alternative to extra clips

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#1 Starbuck

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:18 AM

Well, I just got my Powerclip up and running again. As afore mentioned, it's a wonderful weapon. I really want to use it in the next war we have here, but I've only got one clip because I haven't had time to go on a wild goose chase to find a couple extra clips.

Well, to remedy the problem of having one clip, I turned to old world military rifles. Most military rifles of the early 1900s were a turn-bolt action rifle with a box magazine (exceptions: 1895 Steyr was a straight pull bolt, the 1889 Schmidt-Rubin was also a straight pull, and the 1886 Lebel had a tubular magazine) that was loaded using a stripper clip. A stripper clip is a piece of metal that holds usually 5 rounds of ammo. You inserted it into the top of the magazine and push down to load the rounds. This was all before the box magazine of the M-16 and AK-47.

I devised a stripper clip and made it from poster board. I cut out roughly the length and width of the PC clip. I took an Exacto knife and cut out holes for each of the 10 spaces on the clip. And here are the results and step by step usage:

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The clip loaded with 10 rounds.

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The stripper clip beside the PC clip.

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Insert the stripper clip into the PC clip.

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Push down until the clip is flat again the PC clip.

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Now, quickly push all the rounds down into the clip.

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The PC clip is loaded and the stripper clip is discarded.


One can produce a PC stripper clip in under 5 minutes, however, this device is in its infancy. A noticeable problem is that the rounds get turned into different directions, thus making it harder to load the PC clip. The other problem is that the poster board is flimsy. I believe if I use a thin wood to make the stripper clips, it should correct both of those problems. This stripper clip system should hold me over until I can secure a couple more PC clips. Feel free to ask questions. I hope you have enjoyed!
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#2 Jester

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 01:10 PM

Very nice, I like it.
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#3 Viper

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 02:40 PM

Pretty practical, starbuck. Simple but very effective.
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#4 Starbuck

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 03:32 PM

Thank you, gentlemen. ^_^
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