Thursday, 28 December 2017

DP Autoloader

Ever tried loading Degtaryev disk magazines by hand? I have, and it's not exactly a pleasant experience. Various devices exist to ease this process. Sadly, they weren't perfect.

"Photo #5: Overall view of Abramov's loader without the feeder or disk.
Photo #6: Filling of a magazine using Abramov's loader. The feeder is disconnected (rounds are fed by hand)
Photo#7: Damage to rounds that jammed in the magazine during loading.

Damaged rounds when loading DP magazines with Koshin's loader.

And another fun one (no indication of what system it "belongs" to):

1 comment:

  1. Let's not forget the Drum fed DP Machine Gun wasn't just the most common infantry machine gun. But until the SG-43 Goryunov Machine Gun cam alone most Soviet tanks got by with a couple of heavy barrel DP Machine Guns as well. Whoever had these reloaders had their hands full running around passing out reloaded drum magazines.