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FEEDING THE GUN
From the first single shot guns which were loaded slowly by several motions with various
components, to the high rate of fire guns of today which feed and fire at a rate of
thousands of rounds per minute, feed devices bringing the ammunition into proper
position for firing were an essential aspect of design. Thousands of feed devices have
been tried, most of which have fallen away into the oblivion of unexamined history.
Charles V. Elder took on the task of documenting the most common of feed devices
which were primarily undocumented and often unidentifiable.
I first met Charles Elder at the Ohio Gun Collectors show at Columbus, Ohio in 1970. At
that time I was a serious collector of ammunition clips using the nickname,