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"Purchased this (only thematically-appropriate AK drum in stock at the time) for my Polarstar-ed G&P RPK.
Exterior Finish: 4/5
Solid metal construction, no rattle or looseness of the casing. Fill lid on the top was a little floppy, but not an issue once the magazine is in place.
Interior Assembly: 2/5
Wires are glued, not soldered together, and are extremely thin gauge (maybe 22AWG at best). Battery case is open topped and just sits between two nubs in the mechanical housing, no positive retention to keep it from dropping down into the motor and gears. Plate intended to keep BBs out of gear compartment too narrow to perform function. Pouring 100 or so BBs into the feed section and shaking the mag around to simulate running resulted in approximately 1/3 of them ending up in the gearbox section, where if the mag attempted to feed, would jam up and break the gears.
Gun Fit: 0/5
Not only was the distance between the alignment and locking nubs of the drum magazine almost 1/4" shorter than any other AK magazine I could find, it completely failed to lock into the RPK at all, and would fall out with the slightest jostle. Feeding was non-existent, even when I compensated for the lack of positive lock in the mag well by holding the mag in place and aligning the output of the mag with the hop feed tube.
No auto-wind or sound control wind is available, and the plug for the push-button is placed at the bottom of the drum, instead of the more logical position of near the feed ramp, forcing the user to have the short cable stretched across the rear of the magazine in the open and be taped(?) to the handgrip so it can reach anywhere.
Returned for refund as defective the same day received, with full refund and paid RMA shipping from Evike. This is a real shame, because it's one of the only accurate RPK drum magazines on the market. Maybe when the other one on Evike comes back in stock, I'll try it out, but I may have to go elsewhere to find a true RPK drum... "I should have read this review first. I bought it for my CYMA AK-47. It fits badly. Wobbles like it's too small. Won't feed. I called for a return. Even though the web sight states it will fit, they said it's my fault and I pay shipping.
Don't buy this unless you want it for looks. Go find the twin elect mag. This is junk and I'm surprised they still sell it. "It looked like a good deal, and great quality, but the gears do strip easily. I had it for a few hours before, the metal wire snapped and the gears no longer spun. "If your looking for a good gaming drum for your AK/RPK, look elsewhere. It's literally as functional as poop. The insides are hot glued, the wire snap easily, and the plastic gears inside strip, crack and tear. It worked in my cyma rpk for about 1000 rounds before exploding from the inside. Plus it fits with SO much wobble in almost every airsoft AK there is and hardly feeds well. However, even if broken, it still looks cool and is a nice movie prop/for show drum mag. Plus it's the cheapest ak drum out there. I still have it although broken for this purpose, and it looks badass in any AK.
1 star for functionality, 3 for looks. "Junky, junky, junk, junk. Hot glue and misfit parts make up this over priced piece of scrap. The front mag lip is too short and the mag tips out of the magazine well. Inside, the hot glue broke loose on the feeding tube. I am not one to return things, so I will make it work. Still a piece of poop. Don't buy it.... "Really bad quality. Everything is hot glued in place and the whole thing screams that the motive behind the whole deal was "get me outta the factory as fast as possible". The soldering job was awful and I actually had to go back in and fix it, as it came with some wires not being connected. Took me about 2-3 hours to finally get it in functional condition. "horrible quality.
I say this because i opened the mag up to install batterys to see that the feed tube WAS hot glued into place. where the feed tube met the gears it had broke off.
also it took nothing for a connection to break off the motor.
so ive put about 4 hours into this box mag for it to work half as well as i expected for $50. if your using a 8.4v battery the motor inside that mag may be able to keep up.
cheap china stuff at its finest. "I got this 2 days ago and it is flat out amazing! For only $50 you get a mid-quality drum mag. It feeds very fast and never has a misfeed. I use this on my Aftermath Ak47 and it looks cool and works very well. "Great item!
Looks good on your AK!
Never need a spare mag.
Loading is fast
Works on my G&P, Echo1, JG and SRC AK, yes, I have lots of 'em
The entire mag outer casing is made out of steel, very high quality finish.
Remote pressure switch included.
durable, had mine for over a year now
Battery lasts a long time
None "Purchased 2 of these units for echo1 redstar ak47.
1. Cheap junk electric motor.
2. Does not feed fast enough with the battery pack it comes with.
3. Will fall out of the gun. It did this on 4 different echo1 redstar ak's.
The good and fixes:
1. Easy to work on to upgrade. Although I do have a full machine shop, so that does help. Replaced junk electric motor with new 12V motor from jameco electronics. This new motor is 3 times faster on its' rpm's. This fixed problem #1.
2. Since it is steel I was able to mount a new battery pouch on the outside. Manufactured and wired up a 4 C123 battery pack. This is wired in series. With the new motor and battery pack, I do not have to stop firing until I run out of bb's. Also the battery pack has lasted 5 full game days without replacement. That is somewhere around 12000 to 15000 bb's. Problem #2 fixed.
3. The drum is steel not pot metal (aka zinc) construction. Welded a piece of metal and shaped it and fixed problem #3. Now it stays in the gun very securely.
So in a nutshell if you have a $1000 mill, $300 welder, skills to use them, can solder and have $50 for parts, you can make these magazines something to be reckonded with. "My friend and I both own this drum magazine and there seems to be a number of problems due to cheaping out on the design.
The hotglue that they use is obviously not going to work with metal so i don't know why the used any form of adhesive, i just taped it down and it seems to work.
The wires inside are of a very weak gauge and my friends wires came undone so he had to re-solder them.
I don't know if it's just mine or not but the wire that has the pressure pad on it that plugs into the drum magazine on the outside well im not sure if it's supposed to snap in or something but as soon as my wire gets any movement it will fall out of the plug which is very annoying. Unless i tape it down which obviously i don't want to do but it seems like it is the only thing, the wire will fall out.
It does feed well though. "good but my broke after 1 or 2 months
fits on my ak very tight and good
cons:bbs got stuck in the winding gears
loud when winding
50$ not too cheap
over all fun,good,but loud and bbs gets stuck Displaying
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