Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2173) Kind of hard to tell about this. It sort of looks like part
of a shortened three-ring binder, or sort of like a snap-on
cover for wiring or whatever.
It looks as though you can depress the tabs at the ends, and
slide the inner part out of the outer part.
Maybe a decorative wire cover for leading power to paintings for
2174) A clamp on the kitchen table nutcracker.
2175) O.K. Taken as a whole, they appear to be adjustable height
supports for something cylindrical -- perhaps an in-house
aquaduct, or perhaps for supporting a wine bottle. The 'b'
version is a bit ugly for that latter purpose.
2176) Well ... I can tell that it is a compound leverage nipper
but I can't figure what it is specifically for to give it that
unusual shape wit the exension on the right as shown.
2177) Vented -- and a bit large for something like the storage of
garlic cloves (unless youhave a lot of them).
Perhaps a vessel in which fermentation occurs?
2178) Hmm ...is th ecentral shaft hollow? It looks like a finial
for a lamp -- or perhaps a slip-on handle for a beer pump where
the shape of the medalion indicates which beer is delivered.
Now to see what others have suggested.
OK, thanks. More pictures:
clips and rifle:
OK , it's been like 40 years since I last fired an M1 . They say the memory
is the second thing to go , and I can't seem to recall what the first is ...
but I know I'd seen those before , and once someone mentioned '03
Springfield I remembered where . There's a military weapons display at the
Pink Palace Museum here in Memphis , and there's a few of them .
Snag, my memory of the M1 is like yours. In 1966 I started with an
M-14, then spent two weeks with an M-1, primarily shooting from the hip
at pop-up targets.
I looked at a video of a man loading with a bloc clip. It's not at all
familiar. As I recall, we carried two 8-round stripper clips in each
pouch. Reloading was quite different from an M-14 because we slid the
bullets out of the clip and into the rifle.
The video notes the danger of smashing one's thumb while loading. The
only such danger I recall was in opening and closing the breech for
In 1966, the M-1 was no longer issued for battle, where bloc clips would
have been slightly quicker and more foolproof, especially in the dark.
I wonder if we used modified Garands with the bloc clips locked in.
Three possible advantages may have been to make training more efficient
by reducing thumb injuries, to make logistics cheaper and simpler, and
to eliminate the need to pick up and clean bloc clips.
Yep. That's what a "stripper clip" is--you hold the clip over the
magazine, usually using a cutout or some other registration aid to get
it properly aligned, and push the cartridges into the magazine.
Here's a guy loading M-14 magazines with a stripper clip.
The corners are rounded.
We were issued only 7 M-16 magazines, so loading them under fire could
I would reload load bullets individually after cleaning magazines. I
could not have handled 20 bullets as quickly as 2 clips. Besides,
individual bullets were more likely to get lost or dirty. In the field,
I was glad to have stripper clips covering the primers of my ammo.
Still not sure about the last one but the other five have all been
identified. The answers for this week can be seen here:
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