A drum magazine like the SGM Tactical Saiga 12 Gauge 25 Round Drum Magazine is a type of high-capacity magazine for firearms. Cylindrical in shape (similar to a drum), drum magazines store rounds in a spiral around the center of the magazine, facing the direction of the barrel. Drum magazines are contrasted with more common box-type magazines, which have a lower capacity and store rounds flat. The capacity of drum magazines varies but is generally between 50 and 100 rounds.
This SGM Tactical Saiga 12 Gauge 25 Round Drum Magazine features a durable aluminum body and a clear back. Please note that this drum has a 25 round capacity for 12 gauge shotgun shells.
SGM Tactical Saiga 12 Gauge 25 Round Drum is well known for its magazines/ accessories, as they feature long-lasting performance and reliability. SGM Tactical is proudly made in the USA.
This drum magazine holds 20-rds of 12 gauge, 2-3/4” ammunition for the Saiga 12 gauge, semi-automatic, shotgun. Constructed of a high-impact super strength black polymer with steel reinforcement inserts for added durability.
A drum magazine was built for the Luger (Pistole 1908) pistol); although the Luger usually used an 8-cartridge box magazine, the optional 32-cartridge Schneckenmagazine (“snail magazine”) was also sometimes used.
Moubray G. Farquhar and Arthur H. Hill applied for a British patent for “A New or Improved Cartridge Magazine for Small Arms and Machine Guns” in 1915 for their Farquhar–Hill rifle, and it was accepted in 1919.
An example of a machine gun with an optional belt drum magazine, containing a starter tab and 50-round length coil of ammunition belt, is the MG 42 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 42, or “machine gun 42”), a 7.92×57mm Mauser general-purpose machine gun designed in Nazi Germany and used extensively by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the second half of World War II. The 50-round Gurttrommel (belt drum) was also used by the preceding MG 34 general-purpose machine gun.