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Old 05-13-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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I've been noticing on several posts hereabouts the use of the word drums in referring to the cylinder of a revolver.

Is this a new buzzword? Been cylinder ever since I became interested in the handgun.

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I just read a post that referred to the cylinder as a revolver drum. I dunno' but it's definitely the wrong nomenclature.



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I just read a post that referred to the cylinder as a revolver drum. I dunno' but it's definitely the wrong nomenclature.

Well, I wasn't trying to be facetious of know-it-all sounding, sometimes words come into use from many different aspects. Thought maybe correspondent was foreign or localized usage. Sure didn't mean to imply anything offensive.

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Well, I wasn't trying to be facetious of know-it-all sounding, sometimes words come into use from many different aspects. Thought maybe correspondent was foreign or localized usage. Sure didn't mean to imply anything offensive.

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I certainly didn't take any offense, I agree with you. I hadn't heard it before, and it's definitely the wrong terminology.
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I never heard it before but it just sounds wrong. When I hear drum in the context of weapons I think of the drum magazines, not a cylinder in a revolver.

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I can see the word "drum" being somewaht applicable to a rotary magazine fired shotgun like a Striker or Street Sweeper but for a revolver? No. It sounds more ghetto slang than anything. "Yo, Tyrone. You best be chekin' the drum on yo gat. Make sho you got enuff bu-etts."

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I can see the word "drum" being somewaht applicable to a rotary magazine fired shotgun like a Striker or Street Sweeper but for a revolver? No. It sounds more ghetto slang than anything. "Yo, Tyrone. You best be chekin' the drum on yo gat. Make sho you got enuff bu-etts."
I think you probably nailed it robo.

Street slang for a shotgun around here is a gauge.
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It may be someone new to firearms calling the cylinder a drum. Like calling a mag a clip



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