Welding Two 30 Rounders Together......anyone
Posted 11 March 2004 - 05:56 PM
FYI...I bought a bunch of mags sight unseen. Some were new but rusty, others have feed lips severely worn out. Sooooooo, project X arises (cut and weld). Just so everyone doesn't think I'm into butchering up perfectly good TSMG mags!!
Thanks for any advice!!
Posted 11 March 2004 - 06:23 PM
Posted 11 March 2004 - 07:18 PM
Posted 11 March 2004 - 07:22 PM
Posted 11 March 2004 - 08:08 PM
I heard the same story only it wasn't duirng WWII, it was 1937, and the plane that was shot down was Amelia Earhart's.
Posted 11 March 2004 - 09:50 PM
Listen to Hardrede: Definitetly wait until the AWB sunsets. Do it before and it might be 10 years until you get to see the sunset from a place of your choosing.
The story I heard it involved the Hindenburg at Lakehurst NJ but I
never really believed it.
Posted 12 March 2004 - 08:40 AM
Make any thing that holds more than ten rounds (unless it is for law enforcement or the military) and you will be checking into the Graybar Hotel. You might like their special "turn down service".
"Hey! That's not a mint on my pillow!!!"
Posted 12 March 2004 - 10:49 AM
Posted 12 March 2004 - 10:51 AM
Here's a link with "BATFE letter". ATF Letter I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the letter, but it sounds about right. TMAN could chime in here and validate it if he wanted.
Assembling a mag with greater than 10rd capacity out of new mags or new mag parts would in violation of the 1994 AWB.
Posted 12 March 2004 - 10:59 AM
Posted 12 March 2004 - 11:11 AM
|QUOTE (PhilOhio @ Mar 12 2004, 11:06 AM)|
Hmmm. Wonder how I can take two old, beat up original Colt L drums and graft them together to make Siamese drums?
Didn't the Krauts do this with a 75 found mechanical drum for the MG-34? Build off of this technology!!
Posted 12 March 2004 - 02:38 PM
this way you won't have to reload as much and can burn out the barrel faster..........then go look for another for a few hundred buck's............
or don't do anything and have the cash............green is fun when you have it....................ron
Posted 12 March 2004 - 03:18 PM
Posted 12 March 2004 - 06:33 PM
Seemingly there are several here who would rather toss out a worn mag than try to have a bit of fun making something different....Lighten up, guys! My intent was merely to ask if anyone else has done this and what they did to accomplish said task, but I really got a load of sarcasm!! Lucky I have a sense of humor (I really was laughing at some of the relpies!!) Belt fed....Hmmmmmm!!!
Anyway, I've seen these letters and references from Bardwell (Small Arms Review) and on Subguns.com and there is nothing illegal about this....no more illegal than grinding off a bit of the front pad on a Swede K mag so it'll fit my S&W 76. Phil wins first prize....this is legal, but building a drum from parts not yet assembled before Sept. 94 is not. I'm not worried that the BATFE is gonna knock my door down for inquiring about something that's been documented as "OK" with them
Anyway, some of you guys gotta realize that some of us just like to experiment. I don't really have too much time on my hands....wish it were the case!!!
And I'm not talking about destroying pristine 30-round pieces of living history here, either.....these mags are dogs that won't hold rounds....they're that worn!!
Anyway, keep up the good work, folks! I ain't laughed this hard since the hogs ate my little brother!!!!
AND.....if anyone has more to say, pro or con, go for it!!
I'm on a streak, folks! This is a record for me on number of replies for a post....my personal best!!!
Posted 12 March 2004 - 09:41 PM
I'm with Phil and from Ohio too !! If you've ever experianced our weather you'd understand the humor we intend even more. If the ATF says it's OK, go for it !! I've seen enough people put in jail/prison for differing interpretations of the law. Being a front-line supervisor I have some say in who does and who doesn't but when it come to ATF I'd always err on the side of caution.
I'm still pondering the Hindenburg and Roswell incidents since they are both balloons. Coincidence ? I think not ! If it wasn't the 2 BAR mags or the Reising mags could it possibly be the double L drums mentioned by Phil? So Phil, where were you during the 30's and 40's???
Posted 12 March 2004 - 10:19 PM
Sounds like you've never been to New Mexico or New Jersey so I guess you're off the hook.
Guess I'll go back searching for the Tylenol Murderer from the 80's.
Posted 13 March 2004 - 10:01 PM
Oh yeah, I'm still looking but doubt anyone else is....... Any leads please email me.