Parkhurst carbine

U.S. Military Krags
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Tom - How is the 'clip-guide' retained on your Parkhurst carbine, screw or dovetail?

Is the magazine 'cartridge-lip' a standard one or distinctive, as shown in Mallory's photos?
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I keep forgetting to take a look. Things have been crazy around here lately. lol I will try to remember and report back.

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The tab on mine is not dovetailed. But, not a screw either, or if so, the head was ground. Can't see a slot. More like a rivet.
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Thanks Tom, your 'guide' for the Parkhurst 'clip' is anchored to the rear wall of the magazine with a screw, (possibly with a left-hand thread).

Your 'cartridge-lip' appears riveted to the bottom wall of the magazine, (which is how the regular Krag cartridge-lip is retained).
But, your cartridge-lip is a special shape, like the one pictured by Mallory, in "The KRS".
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Tom, do you know what purpose these two holes serve on the Parkhurst 'clip-guide'?

Manufacturing aids? Drain holes?
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butlersrangers wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 12:13 am Tom, do you know what purpose these two holes serve on the Parkhurst 'clip-guide'?

Manufacturing aids? Drain holes?
I would guess fixture holes to hold it while machine work is preformed.
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