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Swedish Mauser clips for the 1903?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by F2CMaDMaXX, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So from what i can find, it looks like the best stripper clips for the 1903, are the nickel/stainless clips for the Swedish Mauser.

    I'm probably only after maybe 3 to 5 of these, especially as they appear to have really gone up in price, however i'm not really finding them for sale in that quantity, unless i want a single clip, for $5....

    Does anyone know somewhere that has them slightly more reasonably priced?

    Thanks.
     
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    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  3. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hmm, they say they're for 6.5mm, which i don't think is correct, i *think* they need to be for 7.6mm
     
  4. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    what is the cartridge that it takes? Im not terribly familiar with the swedish mausers but I thought they all used 6.5x55 swedish
     
  5. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, see i don't know anything about the Swedish either, but i keep seeing people saying the Swedish mauser clips work a treat for the Springfield 1903 (30.06)
     
  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    ah ok. Springfield 1903 is the rifle not a swedish mauser. that is where I got confused. No idea why they would say a 6.5 clip would be good for a 7.62 round. But perhaps it is shaped to work for both?

    1903 clips are in the $5 range on my search
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    1903 clips are $5 each?

    I have a mess of the regular 1903 clips!
     
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    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I clearly need to look into this some more, specifically on the base size of the Mauser round Vs the base size of the 30.06.

    I have seen plenty of references to the actual 1903 clip being awkward and not very smooth/wasy etc. And additionally, plenty of references to the Swedish Mauser clip being excellent for it, including watching Hickok45's use of it.
     
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    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    looks like the 6.5 cartridge has a diameter at the bottom of .480 and the 30-06 has a diameter of .473. So only 100th of an inch different. Sounds like it is plenty close enough to work.
     
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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thank you for doing my work for me :D

    That appears to be the deal then, i surmised, but obviously hadn't checked yet if that was the case.
    So, yeah, i need to order that first link you said :) Thank you, Sir!


    *EDIT: oh man, $7 shipping for 5 of those little clips!!! I'm not in a hurry so i'll keep looking around :)
     
  12. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    M14 clips work for the 03 series of rifles as well.
    Andy
     
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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, it doesn't look like there is a problem getting hold of the 1903 and the M14 clips, but by all accounts, whilst they work, they just don't work very well.

    I'm probably going to have to suck it up and but a couple of the Mauser clips from somewhere.
     
  14. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I have used 98 Mauser ( .8mm ) clips and they work at least as well as the 03 clips.
    I have a bunch ... would you like some?
    Andy
     
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    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Almost ALL stripper clips from the WW-1 and WW-2 area work, most all ammo from that era has almost the same case head dia. I have used various stripper clips for Mauser's and Springfield's interchangeably. The 6.5X55 Swede is also the same head size, so they work as well. AndyinEverson is correct, M-14 clips also work!
     
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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Are they stainless/nickel?
     
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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's good to know, and explains why people are saying the Swedish Mauser clips are the smoothest.
     
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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Here's a time stamped/starting video, mentioning the clips. It should start right where you need it to without watching the whole thing :)