Converting 50rd Drum For M1 Use
Posted 14 July 2004 - 01:27 PM
Once the ban sunsets and new drums are "affordable", is it a monster chore to modify one to work with an M1 receiver? I have heard it has been done but I have nothing to go by.
Posted 14 July 2004 - 02:40 PM
No walk in the park to accomplish, but not a death sentence either.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 05:47 PM
I was shooting it on Sunday with some TCA pals at Ft Meade, Md.
Posted 16 July 2004 - 10:30 AM
the BATF does allow magazine modification, even permanent mods as long as the magazine still fits/functions in the gun it was intended to. Welding a spine on the back of drum would still allow it to fit/function in a '21 or '28 (as long as you removed the tabs since a spine would prevent the drum from sliding in from the side.) This is how Craig Wheatly can get away with welding two TSMG or Sten mags top-to-bottom to create one of his uber-long 55 round stick mags, or cutting an extra notch in Madsen M50 mags for use in an M11.Nine. (Just wondering now...if Wheatley's 55 rounders were offered in the old Thompson catalogues, would they be "LV magazines"??? Maybe I have too much time on my hands....)
Posted 16 July 2004 - 06:04 PM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:25 AM
One of the folks on the board makes these up, I believe, for sale for a lot less than a drum!