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Crazy idea, but I like it that way.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by darkminstrel, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Idea; Taking a DPM pancake magazine(60rnd cap) and modifying it to mate to my PSL. Yes, the mag is intended to sit on the top of the receiver and be gravity assisted, but I do like a challenge. Plus I'd never have to change a mag at the range with that thing.

    Take note that this is coming from the guy who made a very workable 10 round M44 Mosin-Nagant. I love the odd ball mods.

    I think with some careful fabbing I can make it work. There are no natural obstructions to the large drum since the feed mechanism actually sticks out past the curve of the assembly. The only issue is creating a double stack mating surface that will lock into the PSL and not cause any rounds to bind up. I'll be ordering 2 of the drums since I can get them cheap. A bit of experimentation may yield a working prototype.


    Higher capacity
    'because I can' factor
    less need to switch mags during plinking sessions


    Feeding reliability
    possibility that it will never work
    waste of cash
    they're all gonna laugh at me
    this thread will fill with 'why would you wanna...'
    makes a heavy weapon just that much more difficult to carry

    Whatcha think?
  2. Who is John Malt?

    Who is John Malt? West Sound New Member

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    Why did John F. Kennedy's speech about going to the moon just pop in my head? "...and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

    Because you can.
  3. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    why not man? Nothing ventured nothing gained. Worst case, you are out a drum, maybe a regular mag (for the mag tower or feed lips) and some parts from the hardware store. A drum fed PSL could be fun. Would be really really fun on a 16" barrel bumpfiring SOB. I have done some kind of dumb things just to see if I could. I have also done some things that turned out really really cool just to see if I could do it and if my theories would work. I say do it.
  4. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    You are going to do this project because you are an American!! Also, once it works you can make me one!

  5. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    The psl starts to string out after 10 rounds, But what the ****, why not?
    Now if you make some form of bull barrel......