Originally Posted by JimDandy
IF Stripper clips are a magazine which could, and probably WOULD be argued, you still have to buy it first, before you can grind off the bayonet lug... and as it can accept the 8 round stripper clips, you're stuck in a chicken or the egg contest you can't easily win.
M1 Garand en bloc clips are not stripper clips. Stripper clips are not "magazine feeding devices." They do not remain in the firearm when it is operated. Stripper clips are cartridge storage devices.
The M1 Garand en bloc clip is also not a magazine. The M1 has an internal magazine. The en bloc clip simply organizes the cartridges so they can be loaded into the internal magazine in groups, or blocks -- hence, "en bloc."