posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 06:31 AM
I have several Carcano clips, all of them are steel. I've seen some brass ones, but haven't acquired them. I think I picked up mine from a trade
show. Definitely a must if you have or want to have a Carcano.
I also keep my stripper-clips for my SKS, even though they are more common. I further keep my stripper-clips for my 8mm Mauser ammo, even though they
are meant to be throw away. What's nice about the Mauser stripper clips is that they can also be used for .308 (7.62 NATO) ammo - I use them both
for my 8mm Mauser and my Spanish FR-8 which fire 7.62 NATO.
I have a few 5-round stripper clips for my Enfield, even though it has a 10-round magazine. I also found some newly-made stripper clips for my
Mosin-Nagant, although you have to be careful to be sure they are made correctly - that the "lips" of the clip have a shoulder on them; the first
ones I got for my M-N didn't have them, and didn't hold the ammo properly.
I don't really care for stipper clips for rimmed ammo -- they are harder to load (you need to alternate/overlap the rims) and don't feed as easily
as clips for rimless ammo.