Canadian 1960 Olympic Games 7.62x51 charger "CI DAQ 10-59"

Is this an original charger for this ammo? 4 rounds have Olympic markings, the 5th is “NATO IVI 69”. What is written between the black rings and projectiles? Is it “2”? Price? I assume it does not belong there.

I’ve no idea about the cartridge markings but the charger is a good find, it’s the first year of production that I’ve seen from DAQ.

Pete

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Did Canada have a Biathlon team taking part in the 1960 Winter Olympics (Squaw Valley)? I see no use for a stripper clip in any of the Summer Olympics (Rome) 300 m shooting events.

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https://www.olympic.org/squaw-valley-1960

I have several earlier ones that predate the one shown. Not sure exactly when they started production on the stripper clips but I have seen an FN C1 serial number 0L0034 dated 1956 and
would think that the stripper clips would date from some time in 1956

Very nice rounds by the way, it’s hard to find competition marked items like that.

C1 DAQ 3-58
C1 DAQ 4-58
C1 DAQ 5-58
C1 DAQ 8-58
C1 DAQ 9-58
C1 DAQ 11-58
C1 DAQ 12-58
C1 DAQ 1-59
C1 DAQ 2-59
C1 DAQ 3-59
C1 DAQ 7-59
C1 DAQ 8-59
C1 DAQ 9-59

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The earliest 7,62x51 chargers for the FAL were a “Horseshoe” design holding either 5, 10 or 14 rounds, these were only used for the very early receivers that had charger guides, before the system of loading the magazine off the rifle was adopted. The first 5 round charger had two sidewall lugs per side, the earliest I’ve seen was in a box of 1956 dated ball ammunition but like almost all FN made chargers it’s completely unmarked … although it’s basically one of their 7x57 nickle plated items.

Despite the original drawing being from June 1956 and the Pattern being sealed in July 1957 the earliest one sidewall lug per side chargers that I’ve seen are dated 1958, I have these from 4 British manufacturers, but as I said earlier, I’ve never seen a 1958 dated Canadian one.

Pete

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