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#1 Grenadier916

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 07:46 AM

I have heard there is a kit you can buy that turns 10 rnd drums into 50 rnd drums. Is this legal to do for a semi auto Thompson?
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#2 TommyGunner

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 08:56 AM

Don't do it! ohmy.gif

Thank Clinton for that. The 10 round drum is post ban. The manufacture, sale and possesion of high capacity magazines was banned in 1994. (except for restricted mags for law enforcement that must be labled as such.) Magazines manufactured before the ban was enacted are grandfathered and are ok to own unless there is a state or local law prohibiting possession. Converting a post ban drum, to a pre ban capacity, would be in violation of Klinton's ban and land you a vacation in the slammer! I would beware of anyone selling such a "kit". Just my 02.

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Chris...may be a good one for the faq?
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#3 PK.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 09:05 AM

Damon is spot on.

Write your congressman and wait a year; if the ban dies you will be able to buy a new L drum for the price of an X today.

Who is selling the kits?

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#4 Grenadier916

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 10:59 AM

Thanks guys! I only heard this thru the grapevine. No more info available to me.
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Posted 09 October 2003 - 02:28 PM

PK - to answer your question, I have seen the rails for sale on Ebay several times. He advises that the rails are for repair. You get rails for both the top lid and bottom of the drum. No mention is made that you can convert the 10rd drum to 50rd. A quick way to get in trouble..
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Posted 09 October 2003 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE (TommyGunner @ Oct 9 2003, 08:56 AM)
Chris...may be a good one for the faq?

Agreed. Done!

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