Please bear with me for asking this bevy of questions. Is the charger clip pictured for the 8 x 50R Austrian Mannlicher rifle? What is it’s correct description? The clip is marked KC at the bottom. I dare to presume it’s Keller & Co?Then, I got it with three cartridges, also marked K&C. Do they match the clip in age?
Yes, “KC” on these clips and cartridges stands for Keller & Co.
Here’s something I just did that shows the 4 forms of clips used in Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher military rifles. It’s a bit rough and ready, I’m afraid.
There was an earlier flat sheet metal prototype clip that I’ve only seen a sketch drawing of and rifles have at times been modified to use 7,9x57 cartridges with clip loading being adapted to use the regular “Mauser” pattern.
Thank you for the information, Peter.