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#1 Incomplete

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Posted 17 November 2003 - 10:14 PM

I was talking to my grandfather who was a WW2 vet, and he was talking about his 28. He mentioned that when he would empty the 50 the spring would have to unwind before he had to reload. Now I don't completely get it and I had trouble finding out from him. So I ask you guys... Thanks in advance.
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#2 The1930sRust

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 06:45 AM

Any tension left in the spring after the drum is emptied would be immediately relieved as the last round is fired. In fact, the drum makes a characteristic sound as the rotor spins forward. There is no need to manually do this. What your grandfather says is true. The spring does have to unwind before you can reload, but it does so automatically.

How long did it take him to reload that drum under combat conditions?
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 05:25 PM

Too long in his opinion, he said that he would avoid it as much as possible. For that and many other reasons that he would only use drums during the night. All his dislikes about the drum would go away seeing how he much rather have 30 or 20 extra rounds instead of being caught with his pants down.

Edit: Seeing how that isn't a very precise answer, I sent him a e-mail.
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#4 JimFromFL

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE (Incomplete @ Nov 18 2003, 05:25 PM)
All his dislikes about the drum would go away seeing how he much rather have 30 or 20 extra rounds instead of being caught with his pants down.


What was he doing at night with his pants down??? ohmy.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif
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