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  • m14brian
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    So, maybe early 1980s?
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  • RCS
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    The drum had to be introduced sometime during the manufacture of the Costa Mesa AR-18/180 and before the Howa and
    Sterling variations. Feedback: some drums ran without problems while other drums had problems. This drum was returned
    to the factory (sort of recall back then) for a correction as the paperwork was still in the box. Difficult to find any information
    but I would like to think that this was the first drum magazine available for the AR-15 and AR-18/180

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  • m14brian
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    That is awesome!
    Wow, how times have changed. It says "Firepower assault magazine", and was made in California!!
    Do you know what years these were produced?
    m14brian

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  • Pfc Thomas
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    That is really nice and I remember those folks when they were in town. Now out here one of those will get you 3 hots and a cot at the Gray Bar.

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  • Orlando
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    Now that is neat, weird magazine for a weird rifle. I like it

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  • RCS
    started a topic Early AR-15 and AR-18/180 drum

    Early AR-15 and AR-18/180 drum

    I found this in the back room of an old gun shop years ago. I was able to get it as it is different. There was a recall
    and this drum was returned to the manufacturer for a modification. I think these were the first drums ever produced
    for these rifles. It has a thick plastic rear so you can view the cartridges.
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