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    Experimental 20 Round Magazine for P14

    Hi all,

    Experimental 20 Round Magazine for P14 (Pattern 14).

    Has anyone ever seen or know of anyone that has one of these? Do you think it would be possible to get the drawings and sizes for one of these magazines? Any info would be a great help

    Cheers,

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    If you do get the specs to get a replica made I would also be keen
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    An interesting "object" but IMHO impracticable, otherwise either the Brits or the Yanks would have adopted it.

    As an aside, if Constable Plod frowns at .22's equipped with a magazine >15, I imagine he would go mildly apoplectic and blue in the face when encountering a 20 round 303.........(or 306 if it was a P17).


    Was it on this site, I read of a mod to fit a 30 round bren gun magazine to Lee Enfield?
    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    As long as it's manually operated constable plod has to let you have any size mag you want-mag size restrictions only apply to semi autos
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    I looked into the Bren mag adaption, probably too much work involved. New plan is to splice two mags together for around 15 rounds.

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    The reason I think it would be great is for service rifle shooting. Instead of struggling to reload quickly with the normal stripper clip I could have it all loaded in the 20 round mag and be much more competitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    As long as it's manually operated constable plod has to let you have any size mag you want-mag size restrictions only apply to semi autos
    thanks for the clarification. :>)
    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs200nz View Post
    The reason I think it would be great is for service rifle shooting. Instead of struggling to reload quickly with the normal stripper clip I could have it all loaded in the 20 round mag and be much more competitive.

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    As it was not std issue I doubt it would meet match code 4 and you would be dumped into open class
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    Hmm. I've been doing some research on it and apparently it was an additional accessory offered. I don't know if that was true but I wonder if an original could be argued that it was service issued. But yeah mate you are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs200nz View Post
    The reason I think it would be great is for service rifle shooting. Instead of struggling to reload quickly with the normal stripper clip I could have it all loaded in the 20 round mag and be much more competitive.
    I would have thought anything that could hold 20 .303 rounds would poke into the ground shooting from prone

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    It doesn't look to long in the photos. If they allow Canadian prone it might make it more stable lol.

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    I think the term "in general issue" and the "advantage rule" would come into play

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    Would still love to set a p14 up with one anyway,certainly not knocking the idea-any excuse for another one
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    The key there is experimental. They were set up in WW1 when it was thought that the problems with crap in the actions was attributed to the requirements to reload every 5 shots, thus more crap getting carried in with the fresh ammo being reloaded. They were set up for SMLE's and P14's, but never made it past trials (due to the longer mag completely stuffing the rifle's balance and handling for things like bayonet work) and were almost all eventually destroyed. Better ammo QC fixed most of the ammo problems (also being suffered by the aviation boys who individually hand loaded machine gun belts after trying each round for chambering first).

    Any surviving original mags are like rocking horse turds and command a massive staggering price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    The key there is experimental. They were set up in WW1 when it was thought that the problems with crap in the actions was attributed to the requirements to reload every 5 shots, thus more crap getting carried in with the fresh ammo being reloaded. They were set up for SMLE's and P14's, but never made it past trials (due to the longer mag completely stuffing the rifle's balance and handling for things like bayonet work) and were almost all eventually destroyed. Better ammo QC fixed most of the ammo problems (also being suffered by the aviation boys who individually hand loaded machine gun belts after trying each round for chambering first).

    Any surviving original mags are like rocking horse turds and command a massive staggering price...
    Bugger :S Thanks for the info Mauser. Wish I had one of those horse turds to try

 

 

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