View Full Version : Do Chinese AK drums work in other AKs ?
January 20, 2006, 11:21
That's my main question.
Second question is whether the Chinese drums are preferred over other drums & why ? Are any drums worth bothering with other than for the "cool" factor ?
January 20, 2006, 11:49
I had at one time a Chinese NHM-91 with a 75 round drum mag and I really liked it. As far as I could tell it should work in any AK. The big difference and why the Chinese drums are worth more is because they are a clamshell mag. You pop the two cover clips and it opens up for faster loading than like the romy drums that you have to feed the ammo in one at a time.
Though I've seen a couple of speed loaders for the romy drums.
January 20, 2006, 12:44
Another thing about the chinese drums is that you can store them with the spring unwound. When you need to use them you turn the spring winder 6 turns+/- and use the mag.
January 20, 2006, 13:13
I've used a 50rd and 75rd Chi-Com drum on various AKs with no problems. ROmanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian..
I like them better because of the loading design. Easy to keep one loaded with no spring pressure.
January 20, 2006, 19:42
both of my chinese drums haved worked in chinese,bulgarian,romanian,and hungarian AKs, also worked fine in a kit build on a U.S. reciever, just wish they were imported again. price in 1993 was around 30 bucks.
January 20, 2006, 23:43
Chinese drums are easy to care for, easy to load
and work in any country's AK 47 they meet.
When the ban was about to go into effect I grabbed a bunch of 75 rounders
and was only able to get two 100's
I opened 1-75er & 1-100 the rest are in my safe in their original packing
both have always worked perfectly. I would imagine the others will too.
I tried a Romanian 75 once, it was a pain to load and the spring had to be tentioned to leave it loaded.
The Chinese drums are so good I even got a 120 rounder for my AR 15
BTW that one is for sale on Gunbroker.com
January 21, 2006, 23:04
I saw the AR drum listed. I wondered if they actually work or not.
January 22, 2006, 00:49
They work great, especially in a NFA weapon
these hold even more ammo than the Beta C
I don't want to sell it but I need the money for
another project, I want to build an AMD-65 SBR
So the Treasury Dept will want their $200
to make it legal.
B. B. Ryan
February 03, 2006, 21:49
To answer Mr. Hed's question, yes if they have the magazine well that is suitable for it and same calibre. A standard 75 round Chinese drum will not fit into the factory mag. well of an AK that was built for the 10 round strait magazine. If it is built for the standard 30 round magazine which holds the cartridges in a staggard formation, the 75 round drum will work. So will the 100. Calibre mentioned as AK designed rifles are available in various calibres such as 5.45 X 39mm, 5.56X45mm and 7.62X51 NATO in addition to the 7.62X39mm Russian.
February 04, 2006, 04:01
if you have one of the 10 round / single stack rifles, take a hi-cap mag and trace with a scribe how much material needs to be removed from the bottom of your receiver. Then take a dremmel or roto zip to it. :devil:
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