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How To Load An L Drum


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#1 The Virginian

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 11:54 PM

I just got two L drums from another member on this board, they are made by Auto-Ordnance of recent manufacture. I can't seem to get the front cover off, HELP!
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#2 jpw43

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 03:23 AM

Virginian,

You need to lift up the flexible metal tab under the key, then slide the key off. Sometimes the 2 halves of the drum are very tightly held together, too. Just pull it apart after the key is off.
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 07:14 AM

Put your fingernails around the edge and your thumbs on the center and pull up it should pop off. Then place the rounds in the rails, close the lid, make sure it is lined up right. Put the key back on and wind it to the desired or specified clicks. And have fun. Takes five minutes to load, if you hurry, and 3.5 seconds to unload.
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#4 The Virginian

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 10:52 AM

Thanks guys, I got it apart, I guess I was too afraid to hurt it at first. Now, it is in new condition and it still has a bit of cosmoline in it, I am going to clean it out and put a light coat of oil on it. I am curious is there any special maintenence I need to be aware of for the drums?
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE (The Virginian @ Sep 24 2004, 10:52 AM)
I am curious is there any special maintenence I need to be aware of for the drums?

Keep them rubbed down and well fed!
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:03 PM

I believe that PK was offering a Drum Greaser. Wheather or not he still has any, I'm not aware. Just thought I'd pass this info along. Probably not a bad idea to have one around, and the cost was pretty low if I remebered correctly.
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:10 PM

I just wash mine in my homemade CLP (also clean all my guns in this in a 6 gallon dunk tank) and let them drip dry.
Wipe off the excess and you're ready to rock! wink.gif

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