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Measurements

Production Years

 


GENERAL
The earliest dated clip seen is from February 1958 and is known as the "single pip" design which latter went on to become the Mark 3 charger. Recent information points to the fact the 'Horseshoe' charger was a British development along with the 2 piped Mark 2 charger.


Because of the close working relationship and interchangability requirement between British, Canadian and Australian rifle development programs a large amount of unique items such as chargers ended up in the other countries for trials. It's probably because of this reason so many horseshoe chargers have turned up in Canada.
 
Version A Chargers
I have one example of this charger and it is dated 3-58. The difference between the two versions of chargers relate to the end profile of the charger.   I have classified this version of profile as 2.  The other identification point of this charger is the coating of yellow lacquer.

 

Version B Chargers
I have examples of this charger that are dated between 5-58 and 3-59. The difference between these chargers and the Version A is a modification to the end profile.  I have classified this version of profile as 3.

Both these chargers are coated with a yellow lacquer.  I believe the end profile of this charger was changed to reduce the risk of the user cutting their thumb when using it. 

 
Version C Charger (standard production)
This is the standard charger used by the Canadian forces, basically it's a phosphated Version B.  I have found examples dated between 4-59 to 1983 made by Dominion Arsenal, Quebec 'DAQ' then Industries Valcartier Industries 'IVI'.

 

 NOTES
   Even though this clip is shown here, it dosen't have the standard characteristics of the other known Canadian examples.

Thank you to Paul Ungerer for the new examples listed here.
Thank you to Koen Bakker for the new examples listed here.
Thank you to Stephan Gurgurewicz for the picture of the EX2 box, ammo and clips.
Thank you to 'Missing Something' for the new examples listed here.
Thank you to Peter Mackinven for the new clips
CI DAQ I2-58, CI DAQ 2-59, CI DAQ 3-59, CI DAQ 6-6I
Skeletal wire frame
and plastic clips examples from the Herb Woodend Collection.
Thank you to Paul Paul Smith for photo's of the
CI DAQ 2-58, CI DAQ 9-58, CI DAQ I0-58, CI DAQ 11-58, CI DAQ 8-6I and white plastic clips.
Thank you to for the new clips
CI DAQ 4-60, CI DAQ 11-60 and CI DAQ 3-61
Thank you to Phil Butler for photo's and measurements of the
CI DAQ 1-61 and CI DAQ 11-61 clips.
Thank you to Ed Storey for the photo of the
CI DAQ 66 clip.

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DETAILS

 Experimental, Prototype and Trials Chargers

Ser
Marking No of Stops End Profile Stop Posn Material Finish Colour Manufacturer

 Notes

1

None
none

n/a
None

Steel

Natural

Natural
Unknown Skeletal Wire frame charger

2

None
1


7

Middle
Plastic n/a Translucent Unknown Plastic one-piece charger (translucent)
Prototype one-piece plastic clip

3

None
1


7

Middle
Plastic n/a White Unknown Plastic one-piece charger (white)
Prototype one-piece plastic clip

4

None
1


7

Middle
Plastic n/a Black Unknown Plastic one-piece charger (black)
Prototype or limited production clip

5

None
1


7

Middle
Plastic n/a White Unknown Plastic one-piece charger (white)
Prototype or limited production clip

 Production Chargers
 Version A Chargers

Ser
Marking No of Stops End Profile Stop Posn Material Finish Colour Manufacturer

 Notes

1
CI DAQ 2-58 1
2
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal, Quebec

 

2
CI DAQ 3-58 1
2
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal, Quebec

 
 Version B Chargers

Ser
Marking No of Stops End Profile Stop Posn Material Finish Colour Manufacturer

 Notes

1
CI DAQ 5-58 1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

2
CI DAQ 8-58 1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

3
CI DAQ 9-58 1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

4
CI DAQ I0-58 1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

5
CI DAQ 11-58 1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

6

CI DAQ I2-58
1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

7
CI DAQ 1-59 1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

8
CI DAQ 2-59 1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

9
CI DAQ 3-59 1
3
Middle Steel Lacquer Yellow Tint

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 
 Version C Chargers

Ser
Marking No of Stops End Profile Stop Posn Material Finish Colour Manufacturer

 Notes

1
CI DAQ 4-59 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

2
CI DAQ 7-59 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

3
CI DAQ 8-59 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

4
CI DAQ 9-59 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

5
CI DAQ I0-59 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

6
CI DAQ 11-59 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

7
CI DAQ I2-59 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

8
CI DAQ 1-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

9
CI DAQ 2-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

10
CI DAQ 3-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

11
CI DAQ 4-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

12
CI DAQ 5-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

13
CI DAQ 6-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

14
CI DAQ 7-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

15
CI DAQ 8-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

16
CI DAQ 9-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

17
CI DAQ I0-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

18
CI DAQ 11-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

19
CI DAQ I2-60 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

20
CI DAQ 1-61 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

21
CI DAQ 3-6I 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

22
CI DAQ 3-61 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

Note the variation in the type of ' 1 ' used

23
CI DAQ 4-6I 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

24
CI DAQ 6-6I 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

25
CI DAQ 7-6I 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

26
CI DAQ 8-6I 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

27
CI DAQ 11-6I 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

28
CI DAQ 1-62 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

29
CI DAQ 2-62 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

30
CI DAQ - 63 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

31
CI DAQ - 64 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

32
CI DAQ - 65 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

33
CI DAQ - 66 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

34
CI DAQ - 66 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

Note the missing dash ' - ' in front of the 66

35
CI DAQ - 67 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Dominion Arsenal Quebec

 

36
I V I 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec

 

37
C1- IVI -77 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec

 

38
C1 - IVI - 78 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec

 

39
C1 - IVI - 79 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec

 

40
CI-IVI-79 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Made by a US company for IVI

Small stamping
(US manufactured)

41
C1 - IVI - 80 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec

 

42
C1 - IVI - 81 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec

 

43
C1 - IVI - 82 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec

 

44
C1 - IVI - 83 1
3
Top Steel Phosphated Med Gray

Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec

 

Ser
Marking No of Stops End Profile Stop Posn Material Finish Colour Manufacturer

 Notes

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PHOTOS

Experimental, Prototype and Trials Chargers
EXPERIMENTAL SHEET METAL MAGAZINE CHARGERS
Believed to be made in the mid to late 50's these experimental MCA are reminiscent of the early experimental stripper clips/chargers for the T44 and could in fact be a part of the T44E4 rifle trials? (see Collector Grade Publications book, US Rifle M14 from John Garand to the M21. Page 324, figs 216 - 218.) These chargers have been sourced from Canada and have been described as for use with the C1 rifle.

Markings: None.

Finish: none

Top: Version 1
Bottom Version 2

Sheet metal
(Courtesy of the Gary Sowers Collection.)
EXPERIMENTAL WIRE MAGAZINE CHARGERS Again these are believed to be made in the mid to late 50's these experimental magazine chargers are reminiscent of the early experimental stripper clips/chargers for the T44 and could in fact be a part of the T44E4 rifle trials? (see Collector Grade Publications book, US Rifle M14 from John Garand to the M21. Page 324, figs 216 - 218.)

Markings: None.

Finish: none

Versions 1 and 2
(Courtesy of the Gary Sowers Collection.)

Skeletal Wire Frame
(Above, Version 2)


Back 


End


Front


Profile

Prototype Translucent Plastic
(circa 1960)


Back


End


Front


Profile

Prototype White Plastic
(circa 1960)


Back 


End


Front


Profile

Prototype White Plastic
(circa 1960)


Back 


End


Front


Profile

Prototype Black Plastic
(circa 1960)

Experimental, Prototype and Trials Chargers

 





CI DAQ 2-58

CI DAQ 3-58

Version A Chargers

 

Version B Chargers





CI DAQ 5-58

CI DAQ I2-58





CI DAQ 8-58

CI DAQ 1-59





CI DAQ 9-58

CI DAQ 2-59





CI DAQ I0-58

CI DAQ 3-59



CI DAQ 11-58

Version B Chargers

 

Version C Chargers





CI DAQ 4-59

CI DAQ 4-6I





CI DAQ 7-59

CI DAQ 6-6I





CI DAQ 8-59

CI DAQ 7-6I





CI DAQ 9-59

CI DAQ 8-6I





CI DAQ I0-59

CI DAQ 11-6I
(Courtesy of Phil Butler)





CI DAQ 11-59

CI DAQ 1-62





CI DAQ I2-59

CI DAQ 2-62





CI DAQ 1-60

CI DAQ - 63





CI DAQ 2-60

CI DAQ - 64





CI DAQ 3-60

CI DAQ - 65





CI DAQ 4-60

CI DAQ - 66





CI DAQ 5-60

CI DAQ - 66
(Courtesy of Ed Storey)





CI DAQ 6-60

CI DAQ - 67





CI DAQ 7-60

IVI





CI DAQ 8-60

C1- IVI -77





CI DAQ 9-60

C1 - IVI - 78





CI DAQ I0-60

C1 - IVI - 79





CI DAQ 11-60

CI-IVI-79
(Made in the USA under contract for IVI as the features of this clip more closely resemble those of the American made clips then the other IVI clips listed here.)





CI DAQ I2-60

C1 - IVI - 80





CI DAQ 1-61
(Courtesy of Phil Butler)

C1 - IVI - 81





CI DAQ 3-6I

C1 - IVI - 82





CI DAQ 3-61
(Note the variation in the type of ' 1 ' used)

C1 - IVI - 83

Version C Chargers

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MEASUREMENTS

All measurements in millimeters

Experimental, Prototype and Trials Chargers

Ser

 Markings

Length

Width

Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Retainer Holes

Spring Profile

Notes

Height

Width

1

None

60.36

45.06

n/a

n/a

n/a

2.19

n/a

n/a

n/a
Skeletal Wire frame charger

2

None

60.26

14.57

15.43

5.38

1.83

2.23

n/a

n/a

n/a
Plastic one-piece charger (translucent)
Prototype one-piece plastic clip

3

None

58.96

14.37

15.21

5.31

1.83

1.99

n/a

n/a

n/a
Plastic one-piece charger (white)
Prototype one-piece plastic clip

4

None

59.48

14.44

15.62

5.60

1.70

2.49

n/a

n/a

n/a
Plastic one-piece charger (black)
Prototype or limited production clip

5

None

60.66

14.58

15.13

5.43

1.42

2.47

n/a

n/a

n/a
Plastic one-piece charger (white)
Prototype or limited production clip
.

Production Chargers
 Version A Chargers

Ser

 Markings

Length

Width

Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Retainer Holes

Spring Profile

Notes

Height

Width

1
CI DAQ 2-58

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Yellow lacquer finish
Don't have example to measure

1
CI DAQ 3-58

60.30

14.50

15.40

5.40

2.20

0.65

3.60

4.92

 Yellow lacquer finish
 Version B Chargers

Ser

 Markings

Length

Width

Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Retainer Holes

Spring Profile

Notes

Height

Width

1
CI DAQ 5-58

60.30

14.50

15.35

5.40

2.50

0.65

3.60

4.94

 Yellow lacquer finish

2
CI DAQ 8-58

60.30

14.50

15.50

5.35

2.20

0.65

3.48

4.90

 Yellow lacquer finish

3
CI DAQ 9-58

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?
Don't have example to measure

4
CI DAQ I0-58

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?
Don't have example to measure

5
CI DAQ 11-58

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?
Don't have example to measure

6
CI DAQ I2-58

60.36

14.52

15.44

5.43

2.21

0.61

3.56

4.98

 Yellow lacquer finish

7
CI DAQ 1-59

60.26

14.45

15.34

5.30

2.19

0.58

3.54

4.79

 Yellow lacquer finish

8
CI DAQ 2-59

60.37

14.46

15.41

5.37

2.14

0.59

3.57

4.92

 Yellow lacquer finish

9
CI DAQ 3-59

60.32

14.41

15.51

5.45

2.11

0.58

3.50

4.87

 Yellow lacquer finish
 Version C Chargers

Ser

 Markings

Length

Width

Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Retainer Holes

Spring Profile

Notes

Height

Width

1
CI DAQ 4-59

60.28

14.55

15.50

5.28

2.20

0.55

3.50

4.90

 

2
CI DAQ 7-59

60.25

14.43

15.52

5.25

2.15

0.60

3.52

4.88

 

3
CI DAQ 8-59

60.20

14.38

15.42

5.20

2.37

0.60

3.48

4.89

 

4
CI DAQ 9-59

60.28

14.42

15.36

5.34

2.10

0.58

3.50

4.95

 

5
CI DAQ I0-59

60.24

14.40

15.30

5.24

2.30

0.56

3.43

4.92

 

6
CI DAQ 11-59

60.26

14.29

15.32

5.29

2.34

0.57

3.45

4.92

 

7
CI DAQ I2-59

60.28

14.30

15.32

5.28

2.20

0.60

3.49

4.91

 

8
CI DAQ 1-60

60.26

14.49

15.40

5.34

2.10

0.60

3.47

4.88

 

9
CI DAQ 2-60

60.21

14.32

15.34

5.33

2.39

0.60

3.58

4.97

 

10
CI DAQ 3-60

60.23

14.45

15.38

5.28

2.40

0.60

3.53

4.98

 

11
CI DAQ 4-60

60.21

14.31

15.32

5.26

2.36

0.60

3.55

4.86

 

12
CI DAQ 5-60

60.27

14.34

15.50

5.37

2.35

0.60

3.58

4.88

 

13
CI DAQ 6-60

60.26

14.35

15.35

5.33

2.14

0.60

3.54

4.92

 

14
CI DAQ 7-60

60.28

14.45

15.40

5.25

2.20

0.60

3.60

4.99

 

15
CI DAQ 8-60

60.24

14.30

15.46

5.37

2.30

0.60

3.52

4.96

 

16
CI DAQ 9-60

60.24

14.32

15.47

5.30

2.37

0.60

3.50

4.97

 

17
CI DAQ I0-60

60.24

14.35

15.52

5.36

2.10

0.60

3.43

4.94

 

18
CI DAQ 11-60

60.23

14.37

15.40

5.22

2.22

0.60

3.52

4.94

 

19
CI DAQ I2-60

60.28

14.38

15.39

5.40

2.50

0.60

3.55

4.94

 

20
CI DAQ 1-61

60.29

14.36

15.27

5.44

?

0.59

3.60

5.00

Measurments courtesy of Phil Butler

21
CI DAQ 3-6I

60.23

14.45

15.33

5.30

2.16

0.60

3.62

4.97

 

22
CI DAQ 3-61

60.22

14.27

15.39

5.30

2.14

0.60

3.64

4.95

Note the variation in the type of ' 1 ' used

23
CI DAQ 4-6I

60.26

14.40

15.46

5.30

2.20

0.60

3.65

4.99

 

24
CI DAQ 6-6I

60.24

14.28

15.30

5.28

2.23

0.60

3.48

4.91

 

25
CI DAQ 7-6I

60.26

14.35

15.45

5.40

2.14

0.60

3.45

4.90

 

26
CI DAQ 8-6I

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?
Don't have example to measure

27
CI DAQ 11-6I

60.35

14.42

15.43

5.19

?

0.59

3.54

5.00

Measurments courtesy of Phil Butler

28
CI DAQ 1-62

60.29

14.39

15.30

5.19

2.12

0.60

3.48

4.98

 

29
CI DAQ 2-62

60.35

14.40

15.35

5.25

2.14

0.60

3.50

5.00

 

30
CI DAQ - 63

60.35

14.35

15.39

5.24

2.49

0.60

3.48

4.96

 

31
CI DAQ - 64

60.32

14.45

15.40

5.25

2.14

0.60

3.56

4.96

 

32
CI DAQ - 65

60.26

14.40

15.50

5.28

2.14

0.60

3.57

5.00

 

33
CI DAQ - 66

60.30

14.40

15.50

5.32

2.14

0.60

3.55

4.99

 

34
CI DAQ - 66

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?
Missing dashed line
Don't have example to measure

35
CI DAQ - 67

60.37

14.40

15.45

5.34

2.50

0.60

3.48

4.97

 

36
I V I

60.40

14.40

15.35

5.35

2.15

0.60

3.51

5.00

 

37
C1- IVI -77

60.40

14.45

15.35

5.25

2.15

0.65

3.47

4.99

 

38
C1 - IVI - 78

60.39

14.40

15.45

5.32

2.10

0.59

3.46

4.93

 

39
C1 - IVI - 79

60.30

14.40

15.34

5.26

2.05

0.63

3.52

4.91

 

40
CI-IVI-79

60.55

14.35

15.35

5.33

2.20

0.60

3.37

5.00

Small stamping
(US manufactured)

41
C1 - IVI - 80

60.34

14.40

15.30

5.25

2.40

0.60

3.42

4.81

 

42
C1 - IVI - 81

60.15

14.45

15.40

5.35

2.35

0.62

3.53

5.00

 

43
C1 - IVI - 82

60.35

14.40

15.30

5.35

2.50

0.60

3.60

5.00

 

44
C1 - IVI - 83

60.24

14.35

15.28

5.27

2.35

0.60

3.56

5.00

 

Ser

Markings

Length

Width

 Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Height

Width

Spring Profile

Notes

Retainer Holes
All measurements in millimeters

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PRODUCTION YEARS

Known Canadian Production Markings By Month/Year

1958
CI DAQ

1959
CI DAQ

1960
CI DAQ

1961
CI DAQ

1962
CI DAQ


CI DAQ


IVI


C1 - IVI

January

?

1-59

1-60

1-61

1-62

- 63

- 77

February

2-58

2-59

2-60

?

2-62

- 64

- 78

March

3-58

3-59

3-60

3-6I  /  3-61

?

- 65

- 79

April

?

4-59

4-60

4-6I

?

- 66

- 80

May

5-58

?

5-60

?

?

- 66

- 81

June

?

?

6-60

6-6I

?

- 67

- 82

July

?

7-59

7-60

7-6I

?

CI DAQ

- 83

August

8-58

8-59

8-60

8-6I

?

C1 - IVI

September

9-58

9-59

9-60

?

?

October

10-58

I0-59

I0-60

?

?

November

11-58

11-59

11-60

11-6I

?

December

I2-58

I2-59

I2-60

?

?

CI DAQ
1958

CI DAQ
1959

CI DAQ
1960

CI DAQ
1961

CI DAQ
1962

Legend:

7-60
Known examples, I don't have.

7-60
examples I have

?
Example not seen yet

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Stripper ClipsStripper Clips

Ammunition Cans

BandoliersBandoliers

Magazine Charging Adaptors

Link and Belts

Other Information

Stripper Clips

Ammunition Cans

Bandoliers

Magazine
Charging Adaptors

Link and Belts

Other
Information

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