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Poll: Which system would you prefer? (107 member(s) have cast votes)

Which system would you prefer?

  1. Original spring retaining system (4 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  2. New, break resistant spring retaining system (96 votes [96.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 96.00%

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#1 PK.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 10:07 PM

Lets assume you had the opportunity to purchase a new production C drum that was identical to a Colt product in every respect except for its year of manufacture.

If you had a choice between an exact replica of the original spring retaining system (with it’s propensity for breaking springs) or a newly designed system that would positively prevent spring breakage, which would you choose?

Keep in mind that the new system would not be visible externally.
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#2 John Jr

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 10:12 PM

As long as the som bitch worked out of the box and didn't need to be sent out for repair like all those new 50 rounders will be, I would be in for one for around $400-500.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 10:43 PM

I would be buying a working (out of the box) C drum for $400.00 to $500.00
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 11:00 PM

I'll take ANY "C" drum for $400 to $500!

EDIT: If counting, I would probably take two if you are feeling out interest. I am curious too... I thought new "C"''s are just a pipe dream at this time. Whats up?

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Edited by DC Chris, 21 September 2004 - 08:57 PM.

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#5 Bob B

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 11:23 PM

Paul,

I assume these poll results aren't merely a matter of hypothetical or academic interest to you? DO TELL!!! C'mon, stop being coy and spit it out! tongue.gif

Oh yeah ... I'd be in for one.

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#6 The Virginian

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 11:26 PM

Count me in for atleast one.
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 11:41 PM

I'm not too interested in authenticity of the spring design. I agree with the rest on the price range. Count me in, if you are thinking of tooling up.
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 11:44 PM

I would like to add, that I would not pay more than the range I talked about there, $400-500. Not one cent more.

Beta C mags are $239. I am talking about paying TWICE that for the working C drum.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 12:14 AM

QUOTE (John Jr @ Sep 20 2004, 11:44 PM)
I would like to add, that I would not pay more than the range I talked about there, $400-500. Not one cent more.

Beta C mags are $239. I am talking about paying TWICE that for the working C drum.

hey john did you a get any beta's for your m-16 yet??take care,ron
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:39 AM

PK,

This would be great!

Count me in on a "C"!! biggrin.gif

- how many C notes for a C drum...???!!

Thanks!
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:47 AM

As far as I'm concerned, I don't care what's marked on it or how the internals work. As long as the gun goes "bang" 100 times and I don't need a second mortgage to buy it, I'll be happy.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:59 AM

I second the above and I'll at at least one.-adlake
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:13 AM

I'll take one.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:20 AM

Oh yeah, I want one (at least)
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:48 AM

If it works out of the box I would love one at $400 - $500.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:00 AM

New spring. (sounds like PK's been talking to some of his engineering pals at Kahr wink.gif )
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (colt21a @ Sep 20 2004, 11:14 PM)
QUOTE (John Jr @ Sep 20 2004, 11:44 PM)
I would like to add, that I would not pay more than the range I talked about there, $400-500.  Not one cent more. 

Beta C mags are $239.  I am talking about paying TWICE that for the working C drum.

hey john did you a get any beta's for your m-16 yet??take care,ron

Yes, I am supposed to have a Beta C on the way. I ordered it back in early July.

Jr
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:23 AM

Count me in for one if cost and finish is in the price range projected
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#19 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:25 AM

I'll take one with a new spring if I could get it. Bruce
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:19 AM

A drum that is operational is more important to me than a historically (mechanically) correct device.

A functional out-of-the-box drum, very interested.

Mark
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