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    7.62x39 Drums w/ AR Tower

    Does anyone know of a manufacturer welding an AR feed tower to a Chinese style 7.62x39 drum? I am fortunate enough to own a 75 round drum pre '94 round drum that runs well. Especially with the current production AR mags in this caliber, it would be nice to add a couple more to my magazine inventory. Anyone know of anyone doing such a modification?

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    They made AR tower AK 5.56 drums for a year or so. Very rare, and run like *&$#&.That said, the 7.62*39 guts from a Romy mag should fit one. Getting the 7.62 floorplate to clear the tower might take some doing.

    ASC offers a stainless 7.62*39 mag for AR platform, if you want to attempt a DIY on an AK drum. I would probably chop up a Korean drum before a Romy.

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    When this was posted, I also posted in the AR-15/M16 forum. Some drums with AR towers have been imported. Thank you for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M10 View Post
    They made AR tower AK 5.56 drums for a year or so. Very rare, and run like *&$#&.That said, the 7.62*39 guts from a Romy mag should fit one. Getting the 7.62 floorplate to clear the tower might take some doing.

    about 10 or so years ago, soon after I bought my SLR-106u (5.56) AK, I modified a BETA 100 round drum AR feed tower to go in that AK.

    by cutting the top portion off the AR feed tower, then cut the top portion off from a plastic TAPCO GAILIL/GOLINI mag. then I matted the 2 pieced together using J-B WELD and 2 aluminum braces.

    it's still solid as Rock of Gibraltar and functions perfectly

    the problem was that you can't load those drums by hand, spring tension is way toooooo tight for that. so I modified a BETA stripper loader to go over the AK. now I can load the drum easy and quickly

    I'm probably the only one if the country that a has a 100 round 5.56 AK drum in the country at least I have never seen one on the boards

    since I made that, I went on to make a 70 round drum for my 7.62 and 9mm PPS 43 using SUOMI and PPSH-41 drums and 70 round drum for my MP5k and they all function perfectly, because that's how I roll













    for those interested a video of me loading that 100 round AK drum and shooting

    https://youtu.be/SMiFz9spQXg
    Last edited by Uncle Billy; 08-14-2022 at 03:34 AM.

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    Haha. I love the custom label!

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