Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

How To Order New Drums


  • Please log in to reply
41 replies to this topic

#1 jpw43

jpw43

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 297 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 01 September 2004 - 03:38 AM

After the ban is gone can new drums be ordered online? Or does anyone know yet. Anxiously waiting!!!
  • 0

#2 Grey Crow

Grey Crow

    RKI Member

  • Board Donor
  • 1077 posts
  • Location:North Central Pennsylvania
  • Interests:Thompson Submachine guns, computers, reptiles.

Posted 01 September 2004 - 04:25 AM

Kahr will most likely sell them from their site, or a better price might be obtained through a dealer depending on your location.
  • 0

#3 Motorcar

Motorcar

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 601 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 01 September 2004 - 04:51 PM

Numrich at E-Gunparts.com is showing new 50 round drums available on September 14 for $375. Look in the Thompson parts section of the site. I'll wait and see what Kahr prices theirs at before I go with Numrich.

Edit; Just looked at AO Kahr Parts & Accessories list and shows part #T12KT 50 Rd. Drum Mag, POST BAN.....$284
  • 0

#4 PK.

PK.

    Technical Expert

  • Board Benefactor
  • 1567 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CO, USA
  • Interests:Full time gunsmith who loves Thompsons, 35+ years experience.

Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:16 PM

That’s a ridicules price for a new drum without the ban artificially inflating prices. Hold off – if no one pays crazy prices, they will get to <$200 real quick.
  • 0

#5 john

john

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 551 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota

Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:28 PM

I have an idea.......

How about getting a bunch of us together for a good old-fashioned....

GROUP BUY!!!

Done on other boards all the time.
What clout we'd have....what POWER wink.gif

Anyone wonder what our price would be if we (combined) ordered a hundred drums???

Anyone here know anyone at Kahr or Numrich??

john
  • 0

#6 OldFalGuy

OldFalGuy

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Central Texas
  • Interests:Sporting Clays, Skeet, Reloading and just plain Living

Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:08 PM

Pk is right and John has said the magic words. HEck, you can just about buy a drum for $375 right now with folks trying to unload them. Plus, given the high probability the drums will have shall we say sub standard springs they will need tweaking and that cost needs to be factored in-so $250+ is way too high- I can and will wait for a group buy.

Mark
  • 0

#7 JimFromFL

JimFromFL

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 1877 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida

Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:37 PM

I too would not expect the mag/drum prices to hit rock bottom.

Chances are most people will show a pretty decent decrease in order to make a huge profit during the big rush right after the ban.

I would than expect to see a better price drop to a more realistic price probably 2-3 months afterwards.

(Just me 2 cents) wink.gif
  • 0

#8 Deputy 89C6

Deputy 89C6

    Long Time Member

  • Regular Group
  • 92 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:45 PM

I just checked Auto Ordnance and they jumped their law enforcement price from $175.00 to $269.00. Obviously planning on selling more at the inflated price.

Steve
  • 0

#9 wildwilly2002

wildwilly2002

    Member

  • Regular Group
  • 80 posts
  • Location:TUCSON ARIZONA

Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:22 PM

Count me in on a group buy!
  • 0

#10 PATHFINDER

PATHFINDER

    Regular Member

  • Regular Group
  • 300 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Automation Alley, Michigan

Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:33 PM

I'll be here for the group buy
  • 0

#11 Ron A

Ron A

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 641 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Helena, Montana
  • Interests:Collector of Thompson guns &amp; items&lt;br&gt;Colt single actions&lt;br&gt;Native American items - pre 1900

Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:45 PM

Its my impression that the AO drums and the Kahr drums are the same - I was quoted by Moon around $200. at the shot show this year.

Khar already has the drums, just stamps "Law Enfrocement Only or Export Only" on the ones in stock. People who don't shop around will pay more than they are worth to be the first kid on the block with a new 50 rd drum.
  • 0

#12 Chopper28

Chopper28

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Donor
  • 698 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Class III stuff and Harleys

Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:56 PM

Does any one know for sure if the drums that Numrich has were made by Kahr or could they be the ones they used to sell in the Valentine marked boxes? That is, the ones that they used to sell before the ban and before Kahr came along.
  • 0

#13 DC Chris

DC Chris

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 408 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Columbia, MD

Posted 01 September 2004 - 11:50 PM

Chopper -

I asked Dave that question and he told me that they were "Numrich" produced drums - not Kahr. He also said they did not have any 100 rounders left over. I specifically asked him if they were Valentine press and he said "Numrich produced", so I am thinking yes.

I want to try one of each - AO/Kahr and Numrich.

I cannot wait to hear AF's comments on that.... blink.gif

Oh yeah- I'm in on the buy too. Probably take 2.

Chris

Edited by DC Chris, 02 September 2004 - 05:14 PM.

  • 0

#14 Norm

Norm

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 2514 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Memphis, TN
  • Interests:Thompsons (of course), Electronics, Physics, History, Mechanics, Collecting License Plates.

Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:58 AM

Man, Merle is going to be busy! wink.gif
  • 0

#15 21 smoker

21 smoker

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 1333 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West coast ,FL
  • Interests:collecting nfa, old cars, huntin` n fishin`, reloading ammo

    NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR
    MVPA RESTORATION MEMBER
    MARINE CORP LEAGUE PISTOL TEAM MEMBER

Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:06 AM

I`ll take two,...if the house and the shop are still standing after this weekend... wink.gif
  • 0

#16 Deputy 89C6

Deputy 89C6

    Long Time Member

  • Regular Group
  • 92 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:34 PM

I'd buy at least one. (1)

Steve
  • 0

#17 savingmypesos

savingmypesos

    Long Time Member

  • Regular Group
  • 33 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:49 PM

Count me in for at least one.

Jim
  • 0

#18 Bruce V 21/28

Bruce V 21/28

    Regular Member

  • Regular Group
  • 114 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pike Road, AL. (Near Montgomery)
  • Interests:TSMGs; Hunting; Motorcyles (HDs) Metal Detecting; History.

Posted 02 September 2004 - 01:37 PM

I'll take two; but I think we should also let them know there is a market for the 100 rounders. If they could get them to work I'd buy two of them also.
  • 0

#19 PK.

PK.

    Technical Expert

  • Board Benefactor
  • 1567 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CO, USA
  • Interests:Full time gunsmith who loves Thompsons, 35+ years experience.

Posted 02 September 2004 - 02:22 PM

I volunteer to make the buy. As soon as distribution is available I’ll post the details.

It sometimes takes just bit longer for the real distributors (who have the best pricing) to get stock. Stay tuned.

  • 0

#20 Mario Scarpino

Mario Scarpino

    Member

  • Regular Group
  • 95 posts

Posted 02 September 2004 - 05:30 PM

I'll take at least 2 (maybe 3) provided we get a decent break on the price. I am also interested in a C drum (1 for sure maybe 2) if the price is right. Hopefully, someone will start making the C drums. I kinda remember a rumor going around about 1 year ago, that Tracie Hill had sent drawings of the original C drum to Numerich or Kahr?? for them to study. I thought the rationale was in case the AW ban ever sunset and someone could actually build a C drum that worked. Does this story sound familiar or was I dreaming???


FYI: My daughter attends a Christian school in Belton, Mo. (I coudn't put her in a public school!!). The third through 12th graders (and their parents) have been invited to attend a rally for President Bush on 7 Sept at a local high school. This is the second time this school has had an invitation to attend on of the President's rallys. I will be there with my "Protect America" - "Protect the Second Amendment" "AW Ban is Bogus" sign. Look for me on the news (better watch Fox, none of the other networks would dare put something like that on the air!!!!

Zell Miller for Sec. of Defense!!!!!!!!!!!! What a speech!!!!!!


Mario
  • 0