Today’s invention is to create a military rifle which can have a number of standard magazines inserted into a rotating housing -much like an old fashioned revolver.
Since the infantryman has to carry these anyway, he or she might as well have them located within their weapon.
As each magazine arrives at the six o’clock position, it is snapped into place and rounds can be fired from it until it’s empty.
The housing moves around until all magazines are spent and the housing is discarded -to be replaced by another one full of full magazines.
This overcomes some of the problems inherent in drum magazines -such as controlling the feed of a large number of bullets without too much inertia or jamming.
It also removes the need, when using one magazine at a time, to fumble around trying to find and clip in the next set of bullets.