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Identify Drum Magazine

Article about: Hello All, I am trying to find information on the magazine that I recently acquired. The individual I got this from said her father had a tag attached to it at one time describing the piece

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    Quote by m3bobby View Post
    Not DPM either, it's so close to a K and Bren drum that it must be of commonwealth origin.
    On seeing this the other day I immediately thought possibly Indian made, but then couldn't find anything on the net to support that.
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    Here is one that looks very similar - including the rivets:
    Vickers Class K / GO machine gun in "land service" modification, with stock, bipod and magazine:
    It is the second firearm from the top - enlarge the pic.
    Modern Firearms - Vickers G.O. / VGO / Class K machine gun (UK)
    A magazine:
    Drum magazine : .303 inch Vickers 'K' or 'GO' gun | Australian War Memorial

    Yours is obviously missing the center plate and "winding" arm - and the leather handle attaches in a different place.
    But - quite similar no - 97 round cap.

    Google Vickers GO magazine - image search.

    Edit - some better pics of the Vickers GO - close but no cigar methinks -
    The Vickers Machine Gun - Accessories - K Gun

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    Quote by pitfighter View Post
    Here is one that looks very similar - including the rivets:
    Vickers Class K / GO machine gun in "land service" modification, with stock, bipod and magazine:
    It is the second firearm from the top - enlarge the pic.
    Modern Firearms - Vickers G.O. / VGO / Class K machine gun (UK)
    A magazine:
    Drum magazine : .303 inch Vickers 'K' or 'GO' gun | Australian War Memorial

    Yours is obviously missing the center plate and "winding" arm - and the leather handle attaches in a different place.
    But - quite similar no - 97 round cap.

    Google Vickers GO magazine - image search.
    Looks pretty similar to me!...
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  4. #24
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    Looks
    To be some sort of bren mag

  5. #25

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    Was there a drum mag for the Vickers-Berthier used by the Indian army as a Bren equivalent before and during the war?

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    It is similar to the drum magazine used on the Beardmore-Farquhar LMG.
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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    It is similar to the drum magazine used on the Beardmore-Farquhar LMG.
    Loved looking that one up, thank you, this is why this sort of exercise is fun - not quite it though, IMO - check out the rivet placement.
    Beardmore-Farquhar Photos Forgotten Weapons

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    Quote by WillC View Post
    Looks
    To be some sort of bren mag
    It may have started as a Bren mag but as said previously it certainly won't fit anymore.

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Was there a drum mag for the Vickers-Berthier used by the Indian army as a Bren equivalent before and during the war?
    I've compared to a VB and a Besal and it's neither of those.

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    Pretty sure it's the drum for a .303 Hefah Mk1.....looks like it's missing the winding key and some internals.....




    Last edited by Villafuego; 10-06-2014 at 07:19 AM.

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