How To Order New Drums
Posted 02 September 2004 - 07:35 PM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:33 PM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:46 PM
1) As echoed earlier, there are no current plans for Kahr to make 100 round drums. Don't know about Numrich - they might just resell Kahr 50's after they sell out the LEO stock they have now. I too would love to order a few C drums if production was started again. Someone said that Kahr may do it if Bush is re-elected and there is consumer demand. Maybe drop Kahr or Numrich a note in the sales department and let them know you are interested. Hell, the more people that show interest in "C" drums would probably make them consider investing in it. If the manufacturers don't know there is a market they no "C" drums. We wil still be stuck paying the $$$ for the WH C's that are in limited supply and questionable quality.
2) The Numrich drums in stock now are stamped across the front "Law Enforcement/Export Only". If you buy these first, you will get these stampings too. Not sure about Kahr, but I would assume first stock out would be marked as well per law. Any second run probably won't have these markings. Don't know how you all feel about that, but it is a certainty for the stock drums they have now. I got this first hand from an employee at Numrich the other day.
Update - They have posted this on the website. See Numrich 50 rounders
Edited by DC Chris, 02 September 2004 - 11:53 PM.
Posted 03 September 2004 - 02:10 AM
And how come there are so many different versions? Apart from different finishes, they have a different part number for every Thompson model. I thought they were interchangeable.
The following listing is from the e-gunparts search results page
Model Item Number Description
THOMPSON 1921 715720B Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 50 Round (Post 1994 Ban)*
THOMPSON 1927A-1 874960C Drum Magazine, .45 Cal, 10 Round, Parkerized**
THOMPSON 1927A-1 249400D Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 10 Round, Blued
THOMPSON 1927A-1 715720A Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 50 Round (Post 1994 Ban)*
THOMPSON 1927A-1C 874960D Drum Magazine, .45 Cal, 10 Round, Parkerized**
THOMPSON 1927A-1C 249400B Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 10 Round, Blued
THOMPSON 1927A-1C 715720A Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 50 Round (Post 1994 Ban)*
THOMPSON 1927A-5 249400C Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 10 Round, Blued
THOMPSON 1927A-5 874960B Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 10 Round, Parkerized**
THOMPSON 1928 874960A Drum Magazine, .45 Cal, 10 Round, Parkerized**
THOMPSON 1928 249400A Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 10 Round, Blued
THOMPSON 1928 715720B Drum Magazine, .45 Cal., 50 Round (Post 1994 Ban)*
Posted 03 September 2004 - 01:46 PM
Can I suggest we appoint a leader to head negotiations with Kahr?
Posted 03 September 2004 - 05:24 PM
I'd be interested in at least two and maybe more, depending on the price we end up with. Obviously as time goes on the price will drop a bit, but the beauty of a large quantity group buy is that we'll all end up paying less right now than we probably would later.
I haven't engineered any group buys on anything but it's done on a regular basis over on the FAL boards. Seems to me that those folks usually get close to a hundred items on an order at a time. The money is collected, the buy is completed and then there is the distribution....USPS or UPS or a series of meetings somewhere??
Anyway, please let me know if I can help in any way. I'll certainly check USPS Priority rates and determine the best way to package and ship (since I work for them!!).
Let's see how many are interested....firm numbers. Then we take it from there. Maybe we want to order a couple dozen extra to cover additional needs. Heck, we can always sell them after the buy!!
Posted 03 September 2004 - 05:47 PM
Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:17 PM
Posted 04 September 2004 - 09:55 PM
I will definitely take one for a group buy, possibly two or three if it helps drive the price down. I bet everyone would take an extra or two for the right price.
Posted 04 September 2004 - 10:11 PM
Posted 05 September 2004 - 09:35 AM
It has a nice matte black finish, unlike my very shiney West Hurley drum from the 70~80's. Nasty press striations on the sides, but not immediately noticable. Would barely fit into the drum slots (in fact it just about became a permanent addition to my pals Savage '28). After it was PK'd, all was well however.
Posted 05 September 2004 - 10:04 AM
Posted 05 September 2004 - 02:39 PM
Yep, looks just like mine, only different.
The one I have reads "EXPORT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY" and didn't come with the factory white lettering.
Posted 05 September 2004 - 03:41 PM
its a good shooter drum to use and abuse.
the older rarer stuff now is not meant to be used just looked at........nothing like cracking open a 80 year old drum and smell the oil's inside.wink!!