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#1 shoe

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 02:43 PM

I am looking for a drum magazine for my 1927 A3. What sizes were available? Any help in obtaining one?

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 03:37 PM

At least two were made. One was a bingham PPS50 .22 drum fitted to the thompson. It held 50 rounds. The other was an empty 39 round drum with a 10 round stick magazine. Both are hard to find. I was about half way through a project to make a larger .22 drum from an old X drum when my garage burned down, haven't got back to it yet. Figured I could get 70-80 rounds out of it.

There was rumer of a third type of drum made from a L drum body but I've never seen one (One article by Frank aluded to its existance).

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:03 PM

When I bought my 1928 WH the guy had a 1928 in .22 FA. He had 2 drums with it and said they were 80 rounds each. I've seen one other 80 round, so they say, drum since for the .22. That was almost 8 years ago. If you find one, let me know, I just bought another .22 in semi auto.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:45 PM

Dang Mike!! I thought for sure you would pass that on to me..... You know I got the stuff to make that baby full auto.... ph34r.gif
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:22 PM

Mike, were the 80 rounders big like an L drum? Or were they small like a bingham?
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Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:17 AM

They looked more like the Bingham not a full "L" size drum.
Sorry "Z", just can't pass anything up any more. And I do to.
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