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Charge Clip, Ammunition

From the Collection of Frankston RSL Sub Branch 183 Cranbourne Road Frankston Victoria

Description
Three examples of the ammunition charge clips used during World War 1 by the Australian and allied forces. These were preloaded with five live rounds of ammunition for the SMLE .303" rifle and were a convenient method of quickly replenishing the 10 round magazine.
The clip is made of stamped spring steel with a matte black paint finish.
These clips were preloaded with live ammunition and carried in the soldiers ammunition pouches. Whilst in the field the clips were salvaged and reloaded with fresh rounds when the opportunity was available, ie during a lull in battle, etc.
Size
65mm L x 15mm W x 17mm H
Object Registration
00360
Inscriptions & Markings
Some markings present: two examples are stamped with "E" and "ll", the other is stamped with "K" and "ll".
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM