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    Strange enbloc clip

    Found this at the cartridge collectors show in St Louis a few weeks back. Not sure what it is but the plate on the top is crimped on at either side. Anyone ever seen anything like this?

    #2
    I never saw anything like it before. The only thing I can think of is that it lets you practice loading an enbloc into a garand without using ammo.

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      #3
      I think it is used in the manufacture of the clip, maybe for heat treating

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        #4
        Originally posted by RCS View Post
        I think it is used in the manufacture of the clip, maybe for heat treating
        You would think that if it was used in manufacturing, there would be a lot more of them floating around. That's the first one I saw.
        It looks professionally made. Maybe it was made in Europe. Maybe it's a gauge to check the specs of an enbloc. I'm just guessing.

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          #5
          I have seen one before but cant remember the story on it

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            #6
            That is what every enbloc clip ever produced looked like just before going into the oven for heat treating. The anti warping plates were re-used and never needed to leave the production facility and so are not commonly seen.

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              #7
              It is, indeed, a heat treat fixture. each clip was wired into a fixture prior to going ito the heat treat oven and had to be removed afterwards. Click image for larger version

Name:	#3 Priscilla Bryant, SA WOW, with spacers used to heat treat M1 clips. (800x614).jpg
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                #8
                What a tedious, and at the same time, boring job.
                Jon

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