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PostSubject: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:37 am

Post by jay851

right guys
i may be going completely mad on this but i am sure i have seen somewhere that in the early days ( 70's ) mgc made a 50 rnd drum mag for their thompsons.is there any truth in this at all or have i been dreaming...... again.

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PostSubject: Re: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:38 am

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Unfortunately, MGC never made (at least that i know of) a drum that featured over 39 rds for the Thompson as the spring pressures would be a little to strong. It would have been great to let fly a full 50 rd drum in one though! Perhaps they might have even made a prototype...
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PostSubject: Re: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:38 am

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hi mark
i new i had seen it somewhere.
scroll down and click on the mgc 'gangster' thompson.the text says 'rare genuine 50 rnd drum mag'
would be nice to let rip with 50

http://www.modelguncollector.co.uk/index_wwII.html
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PostSubject: Re: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:39 am

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Of course, a real drum will fit and function (somewhat) in an MGC. Infact the MGC 39 rounder drums where sold by AutoOrdnance in the 1970's for the new (for 1975) semi auto M1927A1 "Thompsons" and they worked ok in them.
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PostSubject: Re: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:40 am

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thats interesting to know,but i bet they are quite hard to find now.
was'nt there a 100 rnd mag for the thompson,now that would be fun.
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PostSubject: Re: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:40 am

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No actually, Both the 50 and the 39 round drums are fairly easy to get today due to the 50 rounders are being produced again after 15 years that and MGC is making the 39 round drums again. Yes, they did in fact make a 100 round drum But talk about heavy...
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PostSubject: Re: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:41 am

Post by jay851

just had a quick search and your right mark,100rnd and 50rnd mags available,but carry quite a steep price
the 100rnd mag looks absolutely massive

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PostSubject: Re: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:41 am

Post by Reemo

MGC mags can work in a real gun without mods - but NOT vice-versa......

The new Auto Ordnance drum mags will NOT work with a MGC Thompson without brutal modification of the metal "vains" that turn the bullets - the bolt catches the tops of these vains or "fingers". Its a huge pain - just stick to the genuine MGC drums.

PS....
Those genuine Thompson trademarks are appealing on the Auto Ordnance drums....BUT.....Switching MGC guts into a Auto Ordnance drum is not possible - the main spindle diameter is completely different. (Consequently the hole punched into the lid is 2 different sizes too). Wont work.
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PostSubject: Re: MGC Thompson 50rd Drum Magazine?   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:42 am

Post by jay851

hi reemo
thats a shame,would have been nice to rattle 100 off
the ad in the link i posted says 'rare genuine mgc 50 rnd drum mag'
could this be true or is it just referring to the mag being a 'replica' 50 rnd mag.

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