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Posted: 8/16/2005 5:45:55 PM EDT
Allrighty, I just got my new toy and with it the 50rd drum. I know it says it holds 50 rds but it will easily hold 55rds maybe a few more. So does anyone else have one of these and if so how many rounds have you been able to stuff in there with out any problems?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:12:49 PM EDT
Give us a range report. Also what is the overall quality of the weapon?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:16:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MST2:
Give us a range report. Also what is the overall quality of the weapon?

I know the condition it is in is EXCELLENT. As in, it was never fired before he got it. Or so I heard.

Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:47:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 8:50:18 PM EDT by dfariswheel]

The drums are designed to hold 50 rounds, NO MORE.

Overfilling it will either cause a jam, or will break the spring.

Like a lot of early large capacity magazine fed weapons, the Thompson can have extras stuffed in, even though it will cause problems.

Also, NEVER, EVER "re-wind" a partially fired drum.
Thompson drums do NOT have clock-type spring systems.
Firing part of a drum and then winding it more will cause the spring to snap.
Wind it to NO MORE than the number of clicks the pan cover specifies, and don't re-wind until the drum is completely empty.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:25:59 AM EDT
Geesh, I can barely get this piece of crap to work properly with 50 rounds, why should I place even more in it?
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 6:00:30 AM EDT
I`ve wound my Kahr Arms 50rd drum up to 13-14 clicks and it works perfectly in my WH S/A Thompson.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 12:12:11 PM EDT
And one day you'll do that and hear a "SNAP" sound as the spring breaks.

The old Thompson manuals had warnings about not over winding, or re-winding the drums.

Do so at your own risk.
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