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Here's some pictures of the my older rifle with the extended magazine.

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As an aside I got my rifle from my late step father who swopped it for a .375 H&H, plain Jane rifle, from the original owner whom he was in the BSAP in the old Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) so I am the third owner. It has the original owner's name engraved on the barrel next to the rear sight which matches the WR records.
 

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The box is a magazine, but what are the side clips?? Don't know that one.
The side clips are two little spring loaded "fingers" that jutted out from the top sides of the action and were supposed to stop the uppermost cartridge from raising up too far and causing an issue with the bolt not clasping the cartridge correctly when sliding into battery. More of a gimmick IMHO.
 

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Thank you Wheels.
I really have no idea how many have been made with the extended "box" magazine. They still offer it as an option on current production models. I used to have one (5 round) with a 28" barrel made in the '30's but the barrel was so shot out that I couldn't hit the inside of a barn if I was standing in it.
Some of the "game ranger" models had a smaller box and those held four rounds. Mine with the flush magazine holds three.

Thanks for the education!
 

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See below for "side clips"
Thanks for the picture, very small cant quite tell what the purpose would be other than as a charger or guide? Thanks.

And then I saw your earlier post with description, thanks!!:A Bonk:
 

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