Mystery Mag

By Dan Shea

Longtime readers know how this works; new readers, here’s a challenge. Send us your opinion on what this magazine is for, hopefully with a picture of it in the gun it belongs with. The first submission that gets it right, receives the RKI Award. That’s right, a real, original “Reasonably Knowledgeable Individual” award from Small Arms Review, suitable for framing and putting on the wall next to your PhD, Juris Doctor, or UCMJ Article 15. You will receive all bragging rights that go with being an RKI recipient, and we’ll throw in a free one-year subscription to SAR. Simply email us your answer and photo to: office@smallarmsreview.com.

For a refresher on the Vallerand Magazine Identification System, go to www.smallarmsreview.com and search for “Vallerand” in the archives. Or, go to SAR Volume 17 Number 2 and review it.


Vallerand System ID: Rifle Caliber, Single Column, Curved, Single Presentation, Box Shaped.
Category: RSC1B
Caliber: Unknown
Capacity: Unknown
Length: 10 3/16 inches
Backstrap: 10 ¼ inches
Width-Max: 3 ½ inches
Width-Body: 3 ¼ inches
Depth-Max: 5/8 inch
Depth-Body: 5/8 inch
Material: Steel
Measurement notes: N/A
Manufacturer: Unknown
Variations: Unknown

Note: Hood covering the feed area is spring steel and able to be moved to remove spring and follower.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V21N8 (October 2017)
and was posted online on August 18, 2017


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