I am looking to convert the fixed magazine on this rifle with a detachable clip. Loading this gun with the scope on it is somewhat cumbersome and having a pre-loaded clip ready to slip into the rifle would definitely be advantageous in some situations we find ourselves in. My dad bought this gun brand new in 1966 and put a Bausch and Lombe scope on it. Unlike most scope/mount set ups, this has all the adjustments on the mounts rather than the sites. My dad had hoped to get similar mounts for other rifles and move the same scope on the other guns. He never shot an animal with it but I can still remember the target shooting he did with some of the original Norma rounds back then. My brothers took it over when he died in 1990 and abused it. When my mom died in 1994, I convinced them to give it to me as part of the estate settlement. I have since given it to my oldest son who has done his best to restore it. I will forward some pictures over the next few days.
Here in Alberta we have lots of crown land where we can hunt moose, elk, deer and grouse. We frequently see animals when we are travelling from one spot to another and as we are not allowed to carry any guns with ammunition in the magazine in a vehicle, we have to get out of the vehicle then load the gun. Having a detachable clip would make this process much faster.
Does anyone know if it is possible to convert it and if so, what are the benefits/disadvantages of doing so.