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Old July 12, 2013, 11:24 AM   #26
Mike Irwin
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"Did you know that the model letter for the Thompson SMG magazines, XX, XXX, L, and C indicates the capacity in Roman numerals?"

Yes.

In old FBI inventory records, the 100-round capacity drums are noted as being CEE drums.


"One Japanese design used a hopper, with the standard rifle 5rnd stripper clips stacked in it. (for a variety of reasons, not very successful)."

The primary reason it wasn't very successful is that Kinjiro Nambu was a nutsack who could never get it through his head the need for a primary extraction cycle that would ease the case free of the chamber instead of just ripping the head off and leaving the body as a jam.
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