my web pages, I decided to put these pages together to help fellow
collectors out there with the identification of 7,62x51 mm NATO
Stripper Clips, in Commonwealth service known as the 7.62 x 51 mm Mk. 1, Mk. 2, Mk. 3 and Mk. 4 Chargers while in India
they are known as Charger
7.62mm, Ammunition B.
In American service they are known as CLIP, 5 Rnd (Round).
Around the world
the term "Stripper Clip" translates into:- Argentine: " Peine
", Dutch: " Laadclip
" or " Laadstrip ", Finnish: " sidettä ",
French: " Lame,
chargeur ", German: " Ladestreifen
", Hebrew: pronounced 'Mitahn',
Hungarian: " Töltöléc
", Italian: " Piastrina
porta cartucce " or " Lastrina di caricamento "
or " Piastrina di caricamento ", Japanese: " Sodanshi ", Romanian: " Lama
de cartuse ", Spanish: " Clip
de alimentación descartable ".
There are lots
of sites covering cartridge collecting, firearms, bayonets and
some sites covering accessories like slings and oil bottles its
basically impossible to find any detailed information about the
markings that are found on 7,62 x 51 mm stripper clips. My field of interest is the design,
development and identification of the stripper clips in Australian,
British and Canadian service. Along the way I have acquired
clips from America, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Netherlands, India, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, Spain, Taiwan and some I haven't
been able to positively identify, can you?
For NATO countries
these clips were manufactured to the NATO standard, for Australia,
Canadian and the UK they also standardised their clips for interchangeability.
Other countries outside of these also used this type of
stripper clips with their rifles. These clips were used
in rifles such as the FN FAL, L1A1, L2A1, C1A1, C2A1, M14, M14A1, M15, AR10, BM59, CETME, G1, G3, G3A1, G3A2, G3A3, G3A3Z, G3A4, Galil, SAFN49 , M1949, SG510-4, SIG AMT, SG542, Type 64, T-57, 2A1, m/62, L8A1, L8A2, L8A3, L8A4, L8A5, FR7 and FR8.
It was due to the frustration of not being
able to find the information about the manufacturers markings
I turned to creating this website and asking for your help. If
you have any stripper clips that are marked differently to those
shown or you are able to contribute to this study please contact
me with the details. I am always looking for new examples
of manufacturers marking to add to the collection and I'm willing
to buy or trade for unlisted examples. E-mail me by clicking Here
For those of you
that have a stripper clip that you do not know who's country
it belongs to, try looking up the markings or finish of it here
It's been over
6 years since I started my project and it has progressed very
well over that time and I've made some good contacts via the
internet. If you've ever wanted to do your own web page
I say go for it, it's worthwhile even if your interest is a little
off the wall like this site. Someone else will also be
asking the same questions you are and they might be able to help
you with your collecting or research. Like the saying goes
"Build it and they will come". It certainly
worked for me and it's not as hard as you might think.
If you have any
information you wish to share with other collectors please let
me know to help enhance this reference site. If you are a repeat
visitor, thank you for coming back, for those first timers ......
enjoy, I hope you find these pages useful to you.