AK47 75rd Drum Magazine. New. Metal. Manufactured by KCI Korea.
All steel construction, back loading Korean AK-47 Drum Magazine by KCI. These are an exact copy of the original Chinese AK-47 Drums that were imported by Norinco back in the 80’s and 90’s. These brand new Drums will fit all standard AK type rifles in 7.62×39. Just load, wind-up, and you’re ready to go.
The open back AK-47 drum magazine loads from the rear and an be filled in under 60 seconds. One of the best things about this particular type of open back AK-47 Drum Magazine is that after it has been loaded, it can be set on the shelf for years without damage to the spring. When you are ready to shoot, simply wind the key on the back 3 to 4 times, and the bullets will advance to the top of the drum. Insert the drum into the rifle, rack the bolt carrier, and you’re all set to go.
Instructions for Loading the AK-47 Drum Magazine:
Release the 2 cover latches at the top. Then open the cover. You will see a maze of slots and spirals on the inside. Don’t be intimidated by the appearance. It is all very well thought out and easy to use!
Push the locking/unlocking shaft with firm, sharp pressure using your thumb to release any pressure on the main spring. This may take a bump with the outside of your fist. Don’t be alarmed if/when the main spring releases its tension with a whir.
With the locking shaft still depressed, wind the spindle clockwise until the follower returns to the beginning of the spiral. Release the shaft.
With your ammo handy, load 5 rounds, point-down, into the top of the drum along the largest diameter of the drum, just under the tower, loading in a clockwise direction. While firmly holding the spindle (yes, firmly), add two clicks in a clockwise direction using the small winding key. Slowly release the spindle and allow the 5 rounds to load into the tower. Turn the spindle clockwise and remove 2 of the last rounds loaded and continue to turn the spindle clockwise until it returns to the end of the spiral track (starting position). Still holding the spindle, add those 2 rounds into the top of the drum about in the same place you just loaded the first 5 rounds. With these in place, the spindle will be locked in position and you can release it.
Continue loading your rounds in all the places they will fit all around the drum. When you have filled all the slots, you should have 75 rounds in the drum. Once loaded, close the cover and secure the latches.
With the main winding key, turn it about 10 good turns or clicks, if you prefer to count using that method. As you turn the key, you will hear and feel the spring as it clicks, At any of the clicks, you can release pressure on the key to get a new grip or relax. Over-winding is not recommended. If firing and you find that the rounds are not feeding solidly into the rifle, add a click or two right then and add those clicks to the total next time you load up.
If you are loading to put the drum in storage for future use, do all the loading but only wind the main key 2 clicks. Save the full-winding till you are ready to fire. This way, the spring will not take on a “set.”
Also, if you fire half the rounds and want to leave them in the drum, just open the cover and depress the locking shaft to release spring tension. Add one or two clicks to keep some tension on the rounds and close it up. Next time out, just wind it up fully and go.
Loading Less than 75 Rounds
If you are out shooting and have, say, 20 rounds left over and no other mags handy, you can load those into the drum. Start off like above and just add the 20 rounds along the outer rim going clockwise from the top. The only difference is to start with the follower at the very top of the spiral and back it off enough to add just 20 rounds. Once loaded, close the cover and wind the key a few complete turns. You should not need full spring pressure for just 20 rounds.
Always remember that the follower needs to be able to push the last few rounds up through the tower. So, don’t leave any gaps in the spindle feed pattern when loading.
Once you get the hang of loading the magazine, you can load it with any amount of rounds you desire and adjust the spring pressure as you see fit.
After a number of outings with the drum, you may need to clean out powder residue and any other trash. Open the cover and clean with gun scrubber or as desired. Most of the accumulation will likely be in the tower, so give it a good spraying out. Re-oil and that’s it!
The Chinese drums can supposedly be taken apart to some extent for cleaning. However, this drum has resisted all efforts to disassemble. So, unless you have a bent or broken part, be happy just to clean with solvents and sprays.
Good luck and have fun with your new drum magazine.