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mariley85
02-20-2014, 16:44
I currently work for a gov contractor and while at a job site today at a large coastal Southern California base, I came across a few cans of these.

They're single stack, not rock-in, 5-7 rd capacity, case is a loosie .308 from shooting last weekend.

Which firearm uses this particular magazine?

Thank you, gentlemen.

http://i57.tinypic.com/33yoq37.jpg

The Reaper
02-20-2014, 17:02
What is your question?

TR

mariley85
02-20-2014, 17:17
Previous post edited.

The Reaper
02-20-2014, 18:18
Any other pics, markings, etc?

TR

mariley85
02-20-2014, 19:09
No markings.

Additional photos:

Bottom
http://i59.tinypic.com/keuk9h.jpg


Follower
http://i60.tinypic.com/2k0f84.jpg

Ambush Master
02-20-2014, 21:14
It looks like it's for a "Rimmed" Cartridge, like a .303 or 7.62x54R. Also, since it's a single stack, I'd say it's pretty old!!

mariley85
02-20-2014, 22:02
Good call on the rim. It's not for an Enfield because it uses a retainer akin to an M4 or a SCAR instead of a notch on the back. Must be some Warsaw Pact weapon.

JJ_BPK
02-21-2014, 06:18
I suspect it's WW I vintage, maybe French OR it could be for a recoilless rifle spotting round, not unlike the M-40A1/M-8C??

mariley85
02-21-2014, 11:18
I went to Reddit as a last resort, and those kooks actually figured it out. It's for a MK153 SMAW.

world.guns.ru/grenade/usa/mk153-smaw-e.html

JJ_BPK
02-21-2014, 11:25
SMAW Spotting Rifle Magazine and Ammunition - MAGAZINES AND CLIPS [REF] - U.S. Militaria Forum
www.usmilitariaforum.com - 1024 768 - Search by image
unusual 9 x 51mm SMAW Spotting Rifle ammunition is formed from a 7.62x51 mm round with a .22 Hornet case inserted in the rear. This ammunition is headstamped RG (Radway Green) 87.

Good Job.. :lifter