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Various types of Experimental, Prototype and Trials 7.62 x 51 mm Chargers and Stripper Clips
Dedicated page showing all the trials and experimental stripper clips on one page so you can see the huge variation in ideas that been tried over the years to improve, lighten, modify or cut costs in production.


"Horseshoe" Charger Development

10 round "Horseshoe" clip
Commonly seen in pictures with the American T48 Trials Rifle.

(left) 10 round 'Horseshoe' clip compared to the
(right) British 5 round 'Horseshoe' clip
                                                                    

P.C.C.1956
(X1E1 Trials Charger)

T.F.&S.
LTD

T.F.&S.
LTD

(Chromed, only to be used with drill rounds)
DETAILS

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

 Notes

1
No marking none
6
n/a Steel

Phosphated

Pale Gray

Fabrique Nationale

Rare 10 round 'Horseshoe' stripper clip used during the T48 rifle trials in America. this is based on the 10 round stripper clips for the SAFN49 rifle.

2
P.C.C.1956 none
6
n/a Steel Phosphated Black Unknown X1E1 Trials 5 round horseshoe stripper clip

3
T .F. & S.
LTD
none
6
n/a Steel Phosphated Gray

Thomas French & Sons Ltd

5 round horseshoe stripper clip

4
T .F. & S.
LTD
none
6
n/a Steel Chromed Silver

Thomas French & Sons Ltd

Chromed 5 round horseshoe stripper clip, only to be used with drill rounds
MEASUREMENTS

Ser

 Markings

Length

Width

Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Retainer Holes

Spring Profile

Notes

Height

Width

1
No marking

165.66

14.39

n/a

5.46

1.95

0.61

n/a

n/a

n/a
Rare 10 round 'horseshoe' stripper clip used during the T48 rifle trials in America. this is based on the 10 round stripper clips for the SAFN49 rifle.

2
P.C.C.1956

93.37

14.54

n/a

5.44

1.90

0.60

n/a

n/a

n/a 
X1E1 Trials 5 round horseshoe stripper clip

3

 T.F.&S.
LTD

93.27

14.40

n/a

5.33

2.07

0.60

n/a

n/a

n/a 
5 round horseshoe stripper clip

4

 T.F.&S.
LTD

92.67

14.43

n/a

5.27

2.06

0.60

n/a

n/a

n/a 
Chromed 5 round horseshoe stripper clip, only to be used with drill rounds
All measurements in millimeters

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"Skeletal Wire" Charger Development

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

"Skeletal wire" Frame
(Above, Version 2)
DETAILS

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
MEASUREMENTS

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
All measurements in millimeters

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"Wrap-Around" Sheet Metal Charger Development

"Wrap-around" sheet metal

"Wrap-around" sheet metal
(Courtesy of the Gary Sowers Collection.)

"Wrap-around" sheet metal
(Courtesy of the Gary Sowers Collection.)
DETAILS

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

 Notes

1

None
none
6
None

Steel

Natural

Natural
Unknown Holes in Side wall, short plunger plate

2

None
none
6
None

Steel

Natural

Natural
Unknown Holes in Side wall, long plunger plate

3

None
none
6
None

Steel

Natural

Natural
Unknown No holes in Side wall, long plunger plate
MEASUREMENTS

Ser

 Markings

Length

Width

Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Retainer Holes

Spring Profile

Notes

Height

Width

1

None

74.20

74.29

n/a

5.80

1.64

0.53

4.36

3.10

Holes in Side wall, short plunger plate

2

None

?

?

n/a

?

?

?

n/a

n/a

Holes in Side wall, long plunger plate

3

None

?

?

n/a

?

?

?

n/a

n/a

No holes in Side wall, long plunger plate
All measurements in millimeters

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Metal One-Piece Charger Development


back


back


back


end


end


end


marking


marking


marking

T.F & S LTD
Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 1

T.F & S LTD
Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 1 chromed for use with drill rounds.

T.F & S LTD
Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 1
DETAILS

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

 Notes

1

T.F & S LTD
1
5
Middle Steel Phosphated Black

Thomas French & Sons Ltd

Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 1

2

T.F & S LTD
1
5
Middle Steel Chromed Silver

Thomas French & Sons Ltd

Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 1 chromed for use with drill rounds.

3

T.F & S LTD
1
6
Middle Steel Phosphated Black

Thomas French & Sons Ltd

Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 2
MEASUREMENTS

Ser

 Markings

Length

Width

Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Retainer Holes

Spring Profile

Notes

Height

Width

1

T.F & S LTD

60.29

14.50

15.43

5.26

2.43

0.59

n/a

n/a

n/a 
Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 1

2

T.F & S LTD

60.30

14.53

15.50

5.30

2.43

0.61

n/a

n/a

n/a 
Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 1 chromed for use with drill rounds.

3

T.F & S LTD

60.26

14.56

15.52

5.29

2.40

0.59

n/a

n/a

n/a 
Prototype one-piece Mk. 4, Version 2
All measurements in millimeters

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Plastic One-Piece Charger Development


Back

Front


Profile


End

Prototype Translucent Plastic
(circa 1960)


Back

Front


Profile


End

Prototype White Plastic
(circa 1960)


Back 

Front


Profile


End 

Prototype White Plastic
(circa 1960)


Back 

Front


Profile


End

Prototype Black Plastic
(circa 1960)
DETAILS

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

 Notes

1

None
1


7

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

2

None
1


7

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

3

None
1


7

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

4

None
1


7

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

Ser

 Markings

Length

Width

Width with stops

Depth

Retainer length

Material Thickness

Retainer Holes

Spring Profile

Notes

Height

Width

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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
.
All measurements in millimeters

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Horseshoe Chargers

Skeletal Wire Chargers

Wrap-Around Sheet Metal Chargers

Metal One-Piece Chargers

Plastic One-Piece Chargers

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