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Posted: 8/21/2008 8:49:52 AM EDT
With so many folks jumping on the 5.45 bandwagon lately, is someone ever going to reverse-design a 7.62 drum mag, but sized down for 5.45 ammo?

I think there would be huge interest in something like that, especially if the price could be kept comparable with the 7.62 version.

My personal preference would be to have a key-wound drum, so I could keep them loaded as long as I like. No sore thumbs from feeding ammo into it either.

Perhaps a composite drum could be made that was constructed of glass-filled nylon, or maybe Delrin. Any thoughts on this pipe dream o' mine?

-urban  
Link Posted: 8/21/2008 10:24:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2008 10:25:25 AM EDT by randeeak47]
the Russian did make a 90rnd pan drum for 5.45 a pic of it is in the russian ak book other thab that VERY little is know of that  pan drum, i dont think it is even in production. Me personaly, id love to get ahold of one of the 60 rnd mags that is the lengh of a 30 rounder but wider obviously!!!!
Link Posted: 8/21/2008 10:39:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By randeeak47:
the Russian did make a 90rnd pan drum for 5.45 a pic of it is in the russian ak book other thab that VERY little is know of that  pan drum, i dont think it is even in production. Me personaly, id love to get ahold of one of the 60 rnd mags that is the lengh of a 30 rounder but wider obviously!!!!



Id be happy to buy RPK-74 mags for under the price of gold.  
Link Posted: 8/21/2008 11:15:29 AM EDT
Look in the Magazine section there is a guy who is trying to build a sixty rounder.
Link Posted: 8/21/2008 11:42:46 AM EDT
Could a Beta-C style 5.56 drum be modified with a new feed tower to work?  I'm not too familiar with the .22 cal rounds, but just visually, I can't tell much of a difference between 5.56 and 5.45 AK mags... they seem to have basically the same curvature.
Link Posted: 8/21/2008 4:28:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2008 4:29:35 PM EDT by Rayman1]
Perhaps you speak of this sexy little beast (photo credit to whoever took the photo):




I believe there was a gentleman many years ago that did obtain one (not sure if it's the same as the prototype one in the photo but I don't believe it was) but he paid an extremely high amount of money for it.  

Link Posted: 8/22/2008 6:31:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2008 6:34:01 PM EDT by Rayman1]
Here's another goodie - belt-fed RPK with some groovily interesting modifications to the weapon (lever on opposite side):  

Link Posted: 9/6/2008 2:39:31 PM EDT
A 60 round key-wound drum would be perfect given how surplus 5.45 is packaged.This would also be a nice balance between compactness and firepower.

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