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#1 Ron Mills

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:07 PM

Gents,

More turkey!  Just kidding.  

Is "Auto Ordnance"/Kahr the only manufacturer of the currently made C drum, or does the newer Taiwan-made L drum have a big C brother?  And do the Kahr drums work?  

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#2 StrangeRanger

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:57 PM

https://www.gunparts...roducts/1478210

 

IIRC made in Taiwan.  The ones I've seen shot run well


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 06:56 PM

GPC is selling the Taiwanese made C drums, if they still have any, for $379 retail. These work. I would not buy the Kahr.
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#4 Ron Mills

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:12 PM

Thanks fellas. Appreciated.
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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:53 PM

Yesterday and today they are 35% off and possibly free shipping?  $246.   Offer code  THANKS18-8N4129199

HTH


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:09 PM

I ordered another one just now. Well see if they have any left.
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Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:09 PM

Ya, thanks for the heads up and promo code


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 09:47 AM

Good to see that they fit all guns not just new ones
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Posted 24 November 2018 - 02:59 PM

Good to see that they fit all guns not just new ones


You will find that is the case with the drums but not the straight (aka "stick") magazines. Original and WW2 stick mags will not fit the new Kahr-produced guns without modification. You can read more on the Pinned Topic here on the forum. Great info from the best people, right here. Carry on, kiddo. Good to have you here.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:29 PM

The C Drum pictured in the link has GPC, West Hurley, NY.  Are these Taiwanese made and marked WH or something else?


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:12 AM

The GPC stands for Guns Parts Corporation. It is formerly or perhaps even currently the more familiar Numrich Arms Corporation, West Hurley, New York. The C drums being offered at Gun Parts Corporation were manufactured in Taiwan by the same company that manufactures the L drums that work great and are priced right. The trademark for the name "Thompson" is owned by Saeilo Enterprises, Inc/Kahr Arms and cannot be marked on the drum.  


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:23 AM

Ok, wanted to make sure this was not what I thought it was and that this was the same as the L Drum with just different markings


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 06:08 AM

I missed the 35% off, what a deal. The GPC C-drums are good to go.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:39 AM

I seem to recall that the C Drums made in the 90's had something to do with a company called Valentine.

 

Found this online...

 

"A decision was made to manufacture new drums but it was almost two years before the new L (50 round) drums were on the market. This was a major effort for AOC that ran into many problems, especially with the rotor spring. AOC formed a new company for this venture, Valentine International. A decision to manufacture the C (100 round) drum came later. It was believed only 1,000 Colt era C drums were manufactured with each one being individually numbered. Mr. Trast believed AOC limited production to only 1,000 numbered C drums. As with the AOC L drum, the rotor spring became a big issue on the AOC C drum."


Edited by jpw43, 05 December 2018 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:05 AM

Where can I find a pouch similar to the WWII 50 rd drum case if anyone even ever made any?


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:14 AM

Where can I find a pouch similar to the WWII 50 rd drum case if anyone even ever made any?

For a 50 round drum or a 100 round drum?


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:05 AM

Where can I find a pouch similar to the WWII 50 rd drum case if anyone even ever made any?

For a 50 round drum or a 100 round drum?

 

For the 100 round drum.....


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:23 PM

brucea4,
I dont know of any reproductions, but there were original pouches made in the 1920s by Mills and Russo, but they are pretty pricey and hard to find.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:19 PM

Try Sarco in PA think they have 50 & 100 repro drum pouches. Also 1917 bmg water hose canvas pouch fits 100 rd drum nicely. For that try Hayes Otupalik in Montana ( sometimes advertises as twin brothers arsenal ) HTH.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:41 PM

I have been using a World War II map case. Supposedly a Lewis drum pouch will work also.
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