Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:23 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:35 PM
WWII- perhaps a bit but not much if at all.
My $ .02
Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:37 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:42 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:56 PM
sorry. X drums new are around 100 or so ... and they are classic, even if the weight ratio between drum and ammunition is appalling...
Sportsman's guide had xx mags by the way, don't know if you got a reply on that question...
Posted 29 October 2003 - 01:35 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 02:13 PM
If the bill doesn't sunset and the newer laws are voted in to action, from the writing it looks as if those that own hi cap mags. will be stuck with them. There is no writing within the law that states where these hi cap items are to be disposed. Shredder perhaps, with the reimbursement the price of scrap metal.
Many feel that the new laws won't take effect, but that the laws as they stand will become permanent. Should S. 1034 & H. R. 2038 by some slip of the pen become law even the modern 27's will go up in price a helling. If you can even transfer them at that point.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 05:02 PM
when/ if the ban expires, many people will be jumping to buy new drums.
maybe after a few months they drop alittle but not right away. it'll be a money maker for kahr. even at 150-200 bucks it's astill a lot better than 550-700 bucks at the current market for drums.
what would be really neat is if somebody started making new C-drums.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 06:50 PM
The law indeed sunsets since that it how it is written. However, before the 1994 Crime Bill sunsets, I believe that another law will be passed which prohibits all things prohibited in the 1994 law and then some. Why? The Republicans will sell us out to the Democrats to get sometthing that they think is more important. The logic will be "The gun community has lived without high-capacity magazines and assault weaposn for ten years, they can live forever without them". I hope I am wrong, but it is politics.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 07:14 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 07:40 PM
Even if the ban sunsets, there is no way it could impact Colt drum prices, unless Colt decides to gear up and make numbered drums again. That is aboput as likely as the 1934, 1968, and 1986 NFA laws also expiring.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 07:48 PM
I concur, though I know one cop that'd love to carry his Thompson in the trunk;-)
Posted 29 October 2003 - 07:54 PM
If that C Drum is a Colt, would the trooper consider selling to use the funds for a K-9 unit?
Posted 29 October 2003 - 08:05 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 08:23 PM
Certainly, a K-9 would be cheaper to feed.
Mike: Er...um....yeah. Somewhat familiar. Coicidence! Happenstance!
Posted 29 October 2003 - 08:51 PM
Remember, the C Drums and some of the 50 round drums are approaching the century mark. Once that happens I forsee prices making an even bigger jump.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 09:30 PM
Interesting...I don't know if they ever use them anymore these days, but I know for a fact of at least two police departments in VA (one a fairly small town deep in SW VA, the other a sizeable city in south-central VA) that have a number of TSMGs in their inventory. And no, neither one will part with them. (Plenty of people have tried, both chiefs are of the the opinion that us civvies "don't need that kind of firepower.")
FWIW, sheriff's department in the town I live in has a live, transferrable Colt Monitor/R-80 in their inventory...same story though, they won't part with it either. (Damn! I'd love to have a Monitor! I'd be willing to part with my TSMG for that one!) I don't know how true it is, but the story I heard on the Monitor (several long-time residents, a few cops, and one lawyer) was that it was used long ago in some sort of robbery, then dumped by the bad guys. The sheriff's department recovered it from under the water beneath a bridge and the old sheriff papered the gun. When he retired he transferred it to the sheriff's department.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 09:43 PM
A Colt Monitor B.A.R. is about the only weapon that would entice even the most fanatic TSMG owner to trade for one. As far as these police departments that currently own these kinds of weapons for no other reason than for the novelty of it, they should be pressured by the state, or city, tax payers to auction them off to interested collectors. Since it is a civil service local authority and not a business, or a person who owns these guns, they should be compelled to sell them for the revenue it would bring to their respective departments. This would prevent any incoming elected sheriffs, police chiefs, etc, who does not have any affinity for these firearms, from melting them down.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 04:33 PM
P.S. That's a great photo Chris!