26 March 2012

Gate Loaded Tube Magazines

It was once the very most common magazine for centerfire repeaters.

It's most Winchester rifles and every pump shotgun.  Even a couple of bolt actions, like the French Mle.1886 Lebel and Mauser Gew. 1871/84.

Winchester Rifle:

Pump Shotgun (Here a Remington 870)


  1. Ah, okay, I see what you mean now. I've never had to mess with this, because my Mossberg 500 doesn't bother with that loading gate nonsense. :)

  2. Technically your Mossie is also a gate loader. It's gate just doesn't have a door.

  3. i like magazine tubes because one is never looking around for the mag. it's already on the gun.


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