View Full Version : Bought a 75 rd drum today...
03-27-2004, 11:54 PM
Finally broke down and took the plunge, it's a new chinese and set me back 90 bucks. After figuring out how to load it all I can say is 'sweet',
Should have bought one years ago. It can be loaded and the spring tension released for long term storage if need be. Then simply wind 3 or 4 times to 'load' the spring mechinism. I've never used a eastern block drum but I've heard they're a bit of a pain. Chinese is the way to go...simple engineering marvel. If you have been thinking about getting one, go for it. Everybody ought to have at least one :-)
03-28-2004, 07:51 PM
ive had mine since 93 bought the last 2 chinese 75rdrs he had at the shop for 30 bucks each,wish i would have bought 10 back then but they are great leave them loaded up then when your ready wind them up never had a problem with them. :small_gri
03-28-2004, 09:20 PM
As Tony would say "Thrrr Grrreat!!." I bought one at a gunshow for $25 back in '98. I love the way you can just open the back and wind down the "spider" and throw in the 75rnds easy as pie. Just wind it up and its ready to go. Wish I would have bought more though ;-)
03-29-2004, 02:04 AM
Wow, 25 bucks in 98, that was a good deal. Did they just recently jump in price?? I heard that there will be no more imports of chinese mags even if the AWB goes away. Guess the price won't be going down anytime soon.
I did see a few 100 rd chinese, for 149.00 and this one was in the last aisle, on last table.....waiting for me :-)
03-29-2004, 08:26 PM
Those are pretty good prices; I suspect you'll look hard to find 100 rnd ones for that. The price has been high for quite a while. The Chinese drums were banned as part of Slick Willie's playing both ends against the middle: in April or May of 1994 he banned all firearms-related material: firearms, ammo, magazines, etc. Somehow the cheap scopes (Leapers) weren't included, but the Red Star brand, which was much better quality, was. I don't know what has happened because the Norinco shotguns have been available for a few years now.
I have 2 drums; the first was $40, I think, the second $20. I too wish I'd bought more; I think 3 is the right number (along with a long-barrelled rifle with bipod, or RPK). With 2 guys loading and one shooting, I think 3 drums would allow you to pretty much maintain fire on a point as long as the ammo holds out.
Now I have one, and my daughter just informed me that she took the other away from my son, whose AK would not accept it. Hers accepts it just fine, she tells me. (So much for raising your children to enjoy firearms; they end up enjoying YOURS.)
The Chinese drums were banned as part of Slick Willie's playing both ends against the middle: in April or May of 1994 he banned all firearms-related material: firearms, ammo, magazines, etc. Somehow the cheap scopes (Leapers) weren't included, but the Red Star brand, which was much better quality, was. I don't know what has happened because the Norinco shotguns have been available for a few years now.
...And now for the rest of the story.......
On April 28,1996 at the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA.there was a DNC fundraiser held. It was attended by then Vice President Gore along with several high ranking PLA officers posing as Chinese businessmen from the Chinese company Poly Technoliges. 2-5 million dollars depening on if you belive the DNC or federal proscutors version. These funds were transfered from the Chinese businessmen to several Chinese-America businessmen that donated it to the DNC.
This bought China most favored nation trade status with the USA that President Clinton signed into law later. As a gesture of goodwill Clinton had the BATF allow 6000 Chinese semi auto Uzi carbines to be imported in August of 1996 for sale to the public. This was done even though ALL!!! (repeat) ALL!!!! Chinese firearms and ammo were baned from import by Clinton in April 1994. Also in the Uzi deal Chinese shotguns were deemed legal to import from then on.
The Chinese reaped billions in profits from this deal as they got most favored nation trade status which lifted the quotas on the amount of goods that could be imported per year to the US and the import tariff/taxes on those goods was drasticly reduced.
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