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CHINESE AK DRUMS BACK

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by beerslurpy, Mar 12, 2006.

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  1. beerslurpy

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    Aim surplus. New manufacture. Just giving you guys a heads up.

    Price is 130 bucks though, which is higher than the inflated ebay/gunbroker prices. Prices will likely come down soon if it is new manufacture.

    Also, they have 45 pistol drums for glocks and 1911s. Holds 40 rounds. This could give new life to the Keltec Sub2000 carbines.
     
  2. cane

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    Last time I looked KelTek doesn't make a Sub2000 in .45 ACP.
     
  3. beerslurpy

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    Ooh youre right. Ok, no carbine then.
     
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    I haven't seen any twist tail AK drums on ebay or gunbroker in a while either. The last one sold for 180 in January, but no one bought them even at $130 when the seller posted them earlier in the month.
     
  5. beerslurpy

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    I know the general chinese ban died last year, but I thought the norinco weapon ban was everlasting. Norinco drums used to go for like 30 bucks each back in the day. Then they got killed off after that little faux pas with the full auto AK smuggling.
     
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    Could give new life to the old Marlin Camp .45 though!
     
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    What are known to be more reliable, Romanian or Chinese Drums?
     
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    link for the .45 glock drums ? (not on their site)
     
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    Chinese by FAR. Better built, better design. They work. IN fact, the other day I was at the range with a family member, and we were shooting a Chinese drum in a MAK-90. Works flawlessly. Open the cover, drop in the rounds, close it, wind it up..and rocknroll.
     
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    If you had a choice between a rom and chi drum and a difference in $30,
    get the chi. They're fun for entertainment at the range, but it's a wee
    bit heavy to carry around all day loaded in a rifle. We found some kind
    of eastern bloc drum in a garbage heap in Iraq --still worked.

    I've been picking up quality eastern bloc 30 rd mags for $8 right now.
    Bought a chi drum back when they were $75. How many 30 rders do
    you already have?
     
  11. beerslurpy

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    Ok I called up AIM this morning and they arent new manufacture, theyre just unused. They have no idea when they were made and the guy thought they had been sitting around or a while.

    This made a lot of sense in light of the chinese switching to 5.8x42 a while back.
     
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    Yeah, I figured they were some old warehouse stuff. If they were coming over new they wouldnt be priced above the current market.

    I'd probably say the romanian drums are more reliable, since the chinese need a certain number of turns or you can have problems, but the romanians are tougher to load.

    On saturday I lucked out and got a new chinese drum at the gun show for $100, but they're often going for more now. I just saw one go for $125 I think on ak47.net, which means everyone that saw that is going to be asking 125 now. Last month 110-115 shipped was pretty standard.
     
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    You would think with the chinese phasing out the 7.62x39 weapons they would have millions of these mags sitting in storage. The problem is that they cant be imported.

    I was wondering if any enterprising european companies might import them from china to say romania and then sell them to the US as romanian mags. I would be no worse than using a Mexican subsidiary to do business with Cuba.

    Alternatively, the chinese patent holders could open up a factory in this country to make them.
     
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    HELLO ???
     
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    AIM doesn't always have everything up on their website. The magazines are listed in their newest catalogue.
     
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    $130 for an AK drum is pretty steep. :barf:

    http://www.ammunitionstore.com/ still has Romanian drums for $90. They used to be $75 last year.

    I am going to wait and see if the price drops again.
     
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