Parrothead Jeff writes:
Thanks again for the great work you continue to do on our behalf as well as for the chapters from Absolved which you have already posted. I can't wait to read the whole book!
I remember you asking about stripper clips for Mosin Nagants. I've found a few in the desert while shooting which look to be original from the pictures I've found. These work great as you'd imagine. I've also tried the new production (see link #1) which have worked OK as long as you push the main part of the casing with your thumb while pulling up on the nose of the top round. Just tonight, I found some new production pieces which appear to be pretty decent copies of the originals (see link #2) which aren't too expensive. I haven't used the second type yet, but I will order a few for testing and will let you know the outcome if you'd like.
Link #1 - http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MGR343-1.html
Link #2 - http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=292270A&chrSuperSKU=292270&MC=&CatID=3256&mySort=1
Of course, there are other sources and possibly better prices.
May 2010 be a great year for you and your family!
Here is the product description from the Numrich Arms website:
Model: MOSIN NAGANT 1891, 91/30, TYPE 53, 1938, 1944
Item No. 292270A
$0.90 for quantities of 20 or more.
Retail Price: $1.10
Mindful that "packaging is everything," is there any Threeper out there who has experience with the Numrich stripper clips? They are pricey, certainly, so I can't see me buying enough to put all the 780 rounds I currently have in the cache for Hannah's M-44, but a bandoleer or two worth? Maybe, if they're worth the money.