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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 4/5/2006 8:12:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:13:37 AM EDT by Epsilon]
Ive always wondered how this drum type magazine works. I say make them for the AR and AK!



Very interesting variant of the HK23, referred to as the HK73. It features what has been described as a linkless feed system that holds a box similar in shape to a linked belt box, but as you can see in this photo, clearly different. It is said to hold 150 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, and is loaded with stripper clips.



Detailed photo of the HK73 linkless feed magazine. 150 round capacity.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:25:42 AM EDT
Think geardriven, spring loaded.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:29:43 AM EDT
Is it loaded with the aid of stripper clips???

Or actually loaded with stripper clips???
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:02:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
Is it loaded with the aid of stripper clips???

Or actually loaded with stripper clips???



Aid of, basically single round.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:05:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:07:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 9:08:28 AM EDT by NonConformist]
I want one!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:09:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:09:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Works like a Thompson drum





How so? A thompson drum is a rotary type drum with ammo pockets? I cant see how, with the winder in the upper left and the placement of the of pins/rollres that can be?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:11:14 AM EDT
Get a couple for me and I'll let you know.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:13:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:22:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Works like a Thompson drum





How so? A thompson drum is a rotary type drum with ammo pockets? I cant see how, with the winder in the upper left and the placement of the of pins/rollres that can be?




Because they both work on the principal of magic. You put the ammo in, twist the knob and the rounds magically pop out when you need another one.

(Acutally, I fogot to put the smiley in my first post )



oh THAT thompson drum
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:47:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:52:25 PM EDT by -brass-]
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:56:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -brass-:
Looks like the rounds ride in a track that has the case taper pre-molded in, track zig-zags upwards firing, with the "empty part" of the track going straight down to the bottom.

Basically, a big loop of track wound back over itself on guides (to keep rounds from falling out on the "upside down" sections of the zig-zag, but I am not quite sure where or how the spring tension engages the track to move 150 rounds...


Gear ratios my guess.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:03:07 PM EDT


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:08:33 PM EDT
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