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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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#21 21 smoker

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:21 AM

Oh you can definitely count on two for me,... they take so long to load,I would need a backup for sure... wink.gif
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:54 AM

I'm for it!!!! I'd take one or two!
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:57 AM

I would go for 2 "C" drums also- Should the L drums materialize also I doubt I would go back to stick mags very soon. Cross our collective fingers and hope these can get done too. wink.gif
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:58 AM

I'd buy a functional right out of the box C drum. Fantastic hope this becomes a reality- I'll take at least two. Thanks.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 12:10 PM

I agree with the above. A functional drum is more important to me at this point. A "C" drum for $400 or $500 would be great. Thanks again for your help PK!

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 12:23 PM

Let the collectors have the Colt drums, I want a shooter drum rolleyes.gif !
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 02:14 PM

I've noticed that some of those who voted here, (3%) did so for the Original type Spring System. WHY? I do not know what sense that could possibly make, when there is an opportunity of obtaining a much better, technically advanced system that would out perform the original. The fact is, one will not even noticed the system installed, and what would be the point of installing an inadequate system in a Drum that's a reproduction anyway? Not trying to steal PK's post, but I just couldn't believe there would be a few out here, voting for an outdated design, which could be replaced with a much more superior one. I'm sure once PK finds out all of the particulars, a preliminary price will be quoted. If reasonable, put me down for one. What the hell, could be an investment.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 04:01 PM

PK, I would be interested in one or two, as long as it is legal in New York. I'll have to see what happens with the effort to repeal our own assault weapons and full-capacity magazine ban! unsure.gif Or, I could move to a free state. blink.gif I prefer the new spring system, and voted that way. Also, if you are tooling-up, are you planning to use the same metal hardness and thickness as the original (pre-1945) drums? rolleyes.gif Regards, Walter

P.S. Thanks P.K., for trying to put this together (both the C and L drums)! biggrin.gif
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:42 PM

as long as it works I dont care what you put in there,and i would pay 400-450,no more,because it wouldnt be worth it.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:43 PM

P.K.,

Has a prototype of this new type "whizbang gizmo" been fabricated and tested? I would like to know the success (or failure) rate for this new design. Unless some testing (100 round dumps) has been performed using a real Tommy in full auto, I would take a wait and see attitude. Otherwise, if its a superior design and in the $400 to $500 range, I will take at least one (maybe 2).

I get dibs on serial number "1" (and 2). I called it first!!!!!


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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:11 PM

1 if in the area of 400 to 500.

Function is #1!

Hopefully this can become a reality... Along with the L's
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:34 PM

put me down for 2
i'd go with the latest technology
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 11:44 PM

You mean to tell me that the Beta C won't fit an A2/A3/M4!!??
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 01:36 AM

New spring design is a great idea, with external look the same. I'll be on the list for a "C" and "L" on a group buy. Uncle Dudley
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:48 AM

What am I mising here,..PK never posted a price...so how have we arrived at $400.-$500 for a C drum?...inquiring minds want to know... wink.gif
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 09:56 AM

QUOTE (21 smoker @ Sep 22 2004, 07:48 AM)
What am I mising here,..PK never posted a price...so how have we arrived at $400.-$500 for a C drum?...inquiring minds want to know... wink.gif

Not only that but I didn't see him say anything about making any at all. It was only a poll regarding springs. Or, do I not know the secret handshake on this one?
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 11:15 AM

PK didn't mention a price, nor did he mention whether or not he was tooling up to produce Drums. The price started out by another member stating what he would be willing to pay for one. Also, other than WH, I know of only one other individual that had the Machinery to specifically produce "C" Drums.
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 11:39 AM

PK, if you're making them, or vouching for those who do, I'll take one -- at a reasonable price, and I'm not sure what that would be today. Thanks.
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (John Jr @ Sep 20 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.

Jr

Most of the replies are basically inline with what I am thinking.

I would actually like to see a slightly lower price so that I could purchase 2.


BTW: Is it me or does there seem to be many posts related to Thompson Drums lately. cool.gif
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 02:01 PM

If GH needed to charge $275(?) for a tiny tin box without any moving parts, it would seem unlikely that a newly manufactured and "improved" version of the C drum could be sold for under $400 unless there was enough demand for them to have them produced in the 1000's. Of course this could be a philanthropic venture, thereby eliminating the desire to ensure any profit on the sale. But I don't think that is what PK had in mind.
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