biminimike

Thompson drum magazine 50 or 100

Location: Miami, FL

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Have an incoming Thompson 1921 transferable. Looking for drums 50 or 100 round. Shooter grade is preferable but will also consider some nice drums. WW2, Reproduction drums, even 30 round stick mags. Let me know what you have!

 

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mike, a word of caution concerning the reproduction drums. in a large auction buy, I won 2 new 100 rnd and 3 50 round 2 of which were also new in the box. I have a good supply of originals but thought it best to save them if possible.  the first 100 rnd broke while winding it the first time. the second 100 rnd fired 8 rounds or so and broke.  the used 50 survived but did not feed consistent . I tried only one of the ni 50's and it also broke while winding. they all broke in the same place , where the rotor spring is attached to the housing . they messed up with the heat treat or used the wrong mat. I sent emails to all the previous mfg'rs of thompsons and nobody answered me back about repair.   your best shot is for WWII 50's anything under $1k is market right now a few can be had at $850 if your quick. again pay close attention to dents and rust. ORIGINALS ?  NEW YORK 50's. I have been shopping for 5 years and only a bad rusted example with a replaced rotor has been found. I would guess $2.5k / 3.5k  for them I have a $6.5k offer for ANY 100 rnd original and cant bring myself to part with one.  GOOD LUCK! and be carefull !


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There is a guy by the name Merle Bitikopher, he fixes drums. He is hard to get in touch with. The last time I spoke to him was a few years ago and his age and a car accident has curtailed his work.  If you get on the (machinegunbouards.com) there should be a link here, It is all Thompson related stuff. Before you buy, ask if the drum works, try to get the seller to send you a video of the drum working, it’s to simple to do, even I could do that. Also make sure the serial number on the drum is the same one they are videoing. I hope that helps, most people who deal in class 3 stuff  are legit and don’t want bad stuff being written about them.

Good luck!

 

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GONZO< ALL GOOD ADVICE and they way to go. HOWEVER bad springs is bad springs. works today, but tomorrow? normally I stay FAR away from all that new stuff until the verdict comes in. I cant come close to counting all the broken drums I have seen apart at the shows over the years. I would have NO hands on at all but got the few I have in a large buy.


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