View Holes On Patent Date Mags?
Posted 25 September 2004 - 08:26 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 12:44 PM
FWIW, all of my Patent Date mags (24/24 and 20/24) and Colt Blank mags have the viewing holes on the same side. I have no idea why you would have one that is different.
Posted 28 September 2004 - 04:25 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 10:42 PM
One is for a right hander the other a lefty.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 06:22 AM
Is is possible for you to post a picture or two? It sounds like you have found something new to the board.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:25 PM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 02:22 AM
Here's a thought: colttommygunner has a 1923 AOC brochure that shows pictures of an aircraft fitted out with thirty mounted Thompsons. Here's the url to that page (direct link disabled; copy and paste only): http://colttommygunner.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/1923-6.jpg It doesn't say, but they must have had right-twist barrels on one side and left twist ones on the other to neutralize inertial effects when firing - the same principle as counter-rotating props. It only stands to reason then that the mags were also made for left and right, you know, to maintain proper balance and to allow the pilot to see when he was low on ammo. Think I'll have another drinky poo.
Post a picture or two if you can, but remember, NO MIRRORS!