Wtk - What A Wh "c" Drum Is Worth
Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:52 PM
C drum NIB, New York marked, instruction sheet, but does not say WH on it (that I recall). I do remember that it said to wind to 15 clicks.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 09:05 PM
Posted 09 June 2004 - 01:22 AM
WH, West Hurley, made by Valentine products. Looks OK. Needs work to function properly, as the spring it too short and the hanger rails need tweaking, unlike an original drum.
I have one, and after tweaking the rails so it fit in the gun, it will run 98%. The other 2% being two stopages during fire where the drum failed to feed, usually during the first 30 rounds. It needs a trip to Merle one of these days.
I still can'r believe I sent that original NY,NY serial numbered L drum back to SARCO for my $150 back beause the spring was broken in the nickle rotor. What a diff 9 years makes.
Posted 09 June 2004 - 12:41 PM
Posted 09 June 2004 - 03:04 PM
The C drum is overpriced, but what thompson items isnt - its the only act in town.
Posted 09 June 2004 - 03:48 PM
It would leave the door open for anyone to make a good quality C drum, though.
My obersvation is that the Colt C drum wasn't such a big hit when they made them 80 years ago. I think that for any practicle situation, the C drum is just to big and WAY to heavy. Of course 80+ years after the Thompson was first produced, the use of gun has changed. They are no longer for "practical" use, but rather for enjoyment. All that being said, I think a reasonbly price C drum of good quality would sell well if the ban llifts.