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Thread: Just picked up a govenment model. What is the quality of these?

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    What was doctrine with an M14? It has a detachable magazine but also a clip guide.

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    Bought mine about 26 years ago and yeah she's a Hurley girl a Z-51 PitBull, surprisingly accurate just shoots a bit low.PitBull.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Watson View Post
    What was doctrine with an M14? It has a detachable magazine but also a clip guide.
    I went through Army Basic Training and AIT with the M14 in 1966. We used the detachable magazines. There was no mention of a clip guide.
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    Some FN FAL rifles famously had guides for stripper clips, to go with their detachable mags, because someone (in Canada) thought that they would be quicker to reload this way, when no more full mags were available. The idea was that ammunition would be packaged and supplied to troops in (IIRC) 10-round stripper clips, so when your 5-6 issued magazines were empty in an extended firefight, you could just lock back the bolt and load the magazine already in the gun, from above.

    While it made some sense in theory, it also meant that the ejection port on these guns had to be HUGE, to be open on top, making the frames weaker. And in practice, when the fertilizer hit the impeller everyone wanted extra loaded mags, not loose rounds in WWI era-like clips.
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    Back to the original question, my Worcester G.I. model has been 100% reliable except for a some LRN reloads that I made that wouldn't chamber reliably. They would run through my Colt 1991, but were just a hair long for the AO. Another trip through the seating die and they ran perfectly as well. Mine is my favorite 1911, and sees a lot of duty in a Summer Special IWB holster under a tee-shirt.

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    Rick McC. (1st May 2020)

    Last edited by tpelle; 1st May 2020 at 13:48.


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