View Full Version : Magazines: drums?

March 27, 2001, 03:46
Any such animal? What about the possiblity of using old MG43 saddle drums?


March 27, 2001, 03:53
A drum-mag for the FAL???
That would be beautiful!!!
I love the one H&K has for the G3.

March 27, 2001, 08:56
i remeber these going for about $1,200 a year or 2 ago. i guess you'd have to change the HK mag tower over to a FAL. neat but a waste of money.


March 27, 2001, 12:53
Three words about such conversions:
reliability, reliability, and RELIABILITY.

Did I mention RELIABILITY?

The OAL of the MG42 7.92 is .250" longer than the 7.62x51mm. Conversion will require some extrems, to say the least.

1*.....Train Like You Fight: Second Place is NOT an Option.

E.M. (Ted) Dannemiller II

June 16, 2001, 12:24
Any 7.62mm Bren drums should fit and function (upside down) without modification. You'll find them on your dealer's shelf right next to the expensive one of a kind solid platinum hen's tooth. Canadians should be aware that these drums might be covered by a specific exemption under the Cartridge Magazine Control Regulations. If the wording in the Cartridge Magazine Control Regulations covers these drums, Canadian owners of these drums could enjoy a full and hearty 100 rd drum instead of the current 5 rd mag limit.

June 16, 2001, 21:02
Originally posted by rfi1a:
<STRONG>Any 7.62mm Bren drums should fit and function (upside down)...</STRONG>


June 17, 2001, 00:01
Anyone care to figure the weight of 100 rounds of 7.62 NATO? :p

June 17, 2001, 07:49
Originally posted by awp101:
<STRONG>Anyone care to figure the weight of 100 rounds of 7.62 NATO? :p</STRONG>

9.3 grams alone for the projo.

Ergo: 930 grams for the 100 ball. IIRC, the complete cartridge is 14 grams, so let's say 1400 grams (3.08 pounds) for ammunition alone.

June 17, 2001, 13:04
These drums DO INDEED exist11 You need to talk to Dennis Todd. He is manufacturing them, but is still working on perfecting the design. He has them with interchangable towers so you can also use one on a HK. Shown is a pic of a prototype drum mounted on a FAL-K shorty. This picture has not been "altered" like the BWS crap on my silly website.


Contact for Drums:

540 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: (610) 543-7300
Fax: (610) 543-7909
Email: DToddMG@AOL.com

Contact infor for Micro FAL-K PDW setups:

George Philpott
GEO-Arms, Inc.

Note: George is also manufacturing paratrooper carriers modified from exizting standard carriers. He now has them fully functional and tested. Good man to deal with!


June 17, 2001, 14:58
Ohhhhhhh, that's FRIGGIN AWESOME !!!

Please tell me this doesn't violate some LEO thing or are they made on a preban mag?

Can a Beta-C or something similar be modded for a SAR2?

June 18, 2001, 10:51
well there real nice but $1650 is a little rich for my blood.