::Magazine (firearms)


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A staggered-column 9×19mm Browning Hi-Power pistol box magazine; the top image shows the magazine loaded and ready for use while the lower image shows it unloaded and disassembled

A magazine is an ammunition storage and feeding device within or attached to a repeating firearm. Magazines can be removable (detachable) or integral to the firearm. The magazine functions by moving the cartridges stored in the magazine into a position where they may be loaded into the chamber by the action of the firearm. The detachable magazine is often referred to as a clip, although this is technically inaccurate.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name=thegunzone>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name=Handgunnersglossary>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Magazines come in many shapes and sizes, from those of bolt action express rifles that hold only a few rounds to drum magazines for self-loading rifles that can hold as many as one hundred rounds. Various jurisdictions ban what they define as "high-capacity magazines".

Magazine (firearms) sections
Intro  Nomenclature  History  Function and types  STANAG magazine  High-capacity magazines  See also  References  External links  

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