Yes, push the bottom in and drop the level on the other side. The door will come off. And no spring will be released.
I forgot where I stole this..
Open the drum by pressing the ratchet release pin and rotating the locking arm away from the
Charge the drum by winding the cage counterclockwise. The ratcheting mechanism will ‘click’ as
you wind the cage. Each ‘click’ is approximately 10 rounds and represents a locking point for the
ratcheting mechanism. Only charge the drum to the point you want to load it. At a certain point,
approximately 5 ‘clicks,’ the base plate will start rotating with the cage and pusher arm.
Once the cage and base plate cannot rotate any further, start loading the drum bullet tip up. You
will need to do this on a flat surface so the rounds do not tip over. Be very careful not to press the
ratchet release button, it will release the full force of the spring and possibly crack the feed lip.
Once full, press the ratchet release button and make sure that there is sufficient force pushing the
rounds toward the feed lip to feed the gun during cycle. Place the cover plate over the drum body,
press the ratchet release pin and rotate the locking arm toward the retaining shoulder.