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Posted: 8/26/2005 9:14:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 11:44:47 AM EDT by cajunboy]
I picked this up at a gunshow last weekend, but I don't know what kind it is. It was in a sealed plastic bag and covered with cosmoline I figure it is Romanian but I am unsure.

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 1:46:09 PM EDT
Judging by the way the weld marks look and the finish, i'd guess it was Romanian. Russian drums are either black enamel or parkerized..ive never seen a blued one and this one looks blued.. Romanians also have a slightly different looking spot welds than the Russian ones. Look for a star in shield stamped into the metal on the rim of the main body near the feed tower, if it has one, its Russian.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 2:58:07 PM EDT
It's got no markings. Just a letter and 3 numbers on the loading leaver.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:31:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 5:33:32 PM EDT by nightcrawlers]
Romanian then... Looks to be brand new. For $50 you got an awesome deal.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:21:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 11:45:38 AM EDT by cajunboy]
Yes, I figured I did. It was in a sealed plastic bag and had some brown paper on each side. The guy I bought it from said a guy came into his store and had 2 of these and a box of m1a mags he traded for a rifle. He was keeping one and getting rid of the other.
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