from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Nautical, a light platform in the bottom of powder-magazines to preserve the powder from dampness.
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How much of this plastic stripper clip 5.56 have we got? the yankistani chargers are metal and just fit on the back of the mag, the stripper clips are a bit diff too, guess theres a slight incompatability in alignment. great having a NATO set of universal standards eh? just in case anybody is still interested, the 7. 62mm link in the boxes of 500 is being brought in from brazil and is a "only to be played with in north west europe" item, we are wasting a lot of man hours re-palleting it on to ispn 15 pallets so it can be issued, and the same goes for the yank 81mm HE only we are having to completely remark the boxes aswell, as for the range tables they are arriving in the depot with one stuck to the outside of each box.
Army Rumour Service 2009