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Old June 27, 2020, 12:06 PM   #1
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M1 carbine clip with 10 rounds - how to load?

Hi. My dad gave me his two M1 carbines last year, plus loads of ammo (Rock-Ola 1.6m serial, Inland 1.7m). I have three 15 round magazines, two 30 round magazines, and maybe six or seven 10 round clips that extend from the narrow part of the clip. Tried to find any youtube loading videos for the 10 round clips, but came up totally empty. Saw plenty on the Springfield, the Enfield and the M1 Garand. What the heck? Any help would be much appreciated.

My dad also gave me two beautiful .303 Enfields, but didn't have much ammo at all for those, and he said they're very rare. Gotta become a member of the local Daniel Boone club and use their shooting range.

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Thanks, Eric in WI.
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Old June 27, 2020, 12:43 PM   #2
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I don't think I'm following exacerly what you're saying about the 10rnd clips. Are they long skinny clips that hold the rounds in a single straight line? If so, those are stripper clips, and what we called a speed loader spoon, loader spoon, or sometimes just a spoon was used to fit down on the edge of the clip (magazine) and the stripper clip was slid down into the skinny end of the spoon. Then, you just shoved the rounds down into the clip (magazine).

Also, are your Enfields sniper variants or non-issue trial/testing variants? I'm curious on those as I don't think I've ever heard of an Enfield being considered rare.
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I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.
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Old June 27, 2020, 12:45 PM   #3
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https://www.northridgeinc.com/product-p/sc-m1c-129.htm Are these the critters you have?
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Old June 27, 2020, 03:04 PM   #4
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Me too.......Plus grips instead of stocks. Old gunners like me know the difference.....Those still in diapers don't.........
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Old June 27, 2020, 08:37 PM   #5
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Yes 10-96, that's the clip. By rare, I meant the ammo. I'll add some photos of the Enfields tomorrow.
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