Magazine, Magazine Follower, Clip & Charger

Magazine - A spring-operated reservoir compartment for holding cartridges waiting to be fed into the chamber of a repeating firearm. May be built in or removable.

Looking down into the non-removable box magazine of a Mauser Model 1898 rifle action.


Detachable Box Magazine  [DBM]  for a bolt action rifle



Tubular magazine fitted to the underside of a Winchester rifle barrel.



The removable magazine from a Colt Model 1911 pistol. Often erroneously called a Clip.



Magazine Follower - A plate, mounted to the top of a spring, inside a magazine, over which cartridges may slide smoothly as they are guided into the chamber of a repeating firearm. In the Colt magazine immediately below, the follower is the plate with the tiny tit in the center. In the next photo of the Mauser action, the follower is the jeweled plate visible inside the magazine well.

A Magazine Follower, with spring attached, removed from a bolt-action rifle's internal magazine.


Clip - A simple, disposable narrow spring-lined channel-rail in which cartridges are supplied for military weapons. The shooter positions the clip vertically above the firearm's magazine, then pressing down with the thumb, slides the cartridges from the clip and down into the magazine. Also: Stripper Clip or Charger.

Upper unit: A loaded 10-round clip for a 9mm Luger.     Lower unit: A loaded 5-round clip for a 6.5x54mm Mannlicher rifle.


Loaded clip for an M-1 Garand military rifle in .30'06.


"Half-Moon" Clips, for faster loading of a revolver with an accessible cylinder.


Other Magazines:

Underside of a drum Magazine for a Lewis machinegun.

Removable machined steel rotary magazine designed by Otto Schoenauer for the Greek M1903 Mannlicher Schoenauer, used on Steyr Mannlicher Schoenauer sporting rifles and carbines until the 1960s.


Walker patent powder magazine, ca 1815.


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