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  •  yes, an M1, the ww2 military rifle had bullets (1+ / 0-)
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    held in a 'clip' that were shoved down into the fixed magazine from the top..while on the ground in the mud, people yelling, screaming, bullets and shells coming at you..absolutely terrifying..

    I used to field strip one, grr, no I can't exactly remember details except with pictures..anyway, iirc the bullet's shell casings and clip parts exited up in the air, you have to work the action (cocking the rifle 'incidentally' to remove the bullets and leave the action open so as to see nothing either in the fixed magazine or in the firing chamber.) (This is the part I don't remember, there may have been a lever that lets the ammo out without cycling the action one bullet at a time..oh well..)
         Anyway, yes a fixed magazine with a removable clip, in this case little actual little clips that held a stack of about ten shells, no covering metal..the removable magazines also called clips that people are concerned about look exactly like the M-1's fixed magazine, they just also call them clips..confusing yes...IIRC heh. Other rifles use similar looking fixed magazines and those bullets are usually inserted one at a time, unless the squirrels are shooting back..

    Obviously even experienced shooters make mistakes, get tired, the dog shows up and and and...

    Many designs...many possible mistakes.

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 03:23:41 PM PDT

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    •  I feel like I should take a course (1+ / 0-)
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      just to know what the hell I'm talking about in these gun debates. Thanks for the info and personal experience. It's helpful.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 05:22:57 PM PDT

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