Hello everyone, I have a question that is really quite unique, and one I'm surprised I hadn't asked about earlier. The Swiss military developed a fantastic straight pull action rifle in the K31, this rifle like the vast majority of it's other bolt-action rifle brethren was fed with a stripper clip. Only there was one small difference, the Swiss stripper clips were made of a combination of something similar to cardboard and wax. So why is it the Swiss didn't go the direction literally every other nation of the time period went by, and that was using metal stripper clips? I don't know the answer, but I'm assuming it might be an attempt by the Swiss to ration metal, and find a cheaper more readily available material so they don't have to rely on the import of foreign metal, which in a time of war, is nearly impossible to get. How come Germany, Japan, and even the Soviet Union didn't use different materials for their stripper clips, which would have allowed the excess metal to be allotted to higher priority designs. I'm an unsure if you could make a wooden stripper clip, or maybe a hardened fabric clip that could feed just as reliably and effectively as a metal one. Thoughts, answers?? Thank you for any input or answers you may have!