Loading stands any good?


September 5, 2008, 11:04 PM
When I got to the range with a friend, we pull an assembly line and between us two we get the revolver loaded in a heartbeat, but when I'm by myself it's another story. I though about getting a loading stand to easy things and found this:


Would something like that be any good? Is there another kind/model you would recomend?

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September 5, 2008, 11:08 PM
I made a loading stand very similar to the one from possible shop. Made it out of stuff laying around my work bench. Works great.

I also bought a cylinder loader from Dixie Gunworks. That thing is awesome to use on cylinders removed from the revolver. Mainly I only use it for the '58 Remmy
cylinder(s). It does not work well on my 51 Navy. Aside from the cylinder being a pita to remove, the safety pins on the cylinder interfere with the loading platforms function.

I would recommend one like you have linked for a Colt, but I like the cylinder platform from Dixie better for my Remmy.

September 5, 2008, 11:13 PM
dont get the one from the possible shop. I couldnt even load one cylinder with it. the cheap wooden handle broke. So now its a small steel handle. then nothing lines up and its really loose and wobbly. During my one attempt of loading a cylinder. I cut up my hand pretty good. So now its just sitting in the closet.

September 5, 2008, 11:14 PM
Yeah I only have a colt type for the moment, although the remmy is coming when the time is right.

What concerns me about the stand is the balance and sturdiness, I would be a very unhappy man if the gun fell out of it. I wouldn't press the loading lever down while on the stand either; I just need the revolver facing up for loading powder/wads.


Scrat I assume you're talking about the cylinder loading tool, not the revolver stand right?

September 5, 2008, 11:17 PM
ok i think we are confused at least i am are you talking about the one where the gun stands up. or the one where you load the cylinder on that metal plate. The one i was refering to is that metal plate piece of junk.

September 5, 2008, 11:18 PM
Somebody made a loading stand on here i dont remember who. but it was the best looking stand press i have seen

September 5, 2008, 11:20 PM
Are you talking about the revolver loading stand or the cylinder loading stand?

I have and regularly use the revolver loading stand pictured on everything from a Walker to a Pocket Police, including a Remington, a Rogers & Spender and a Ruger Old Army. Works just fine.

The cylinder loading stand pictured is, in my opinion, not worth owning. It only fits one cylinder (which one I haven't found yet) due to it's fixed geometry. If you want a cylinder loading stand (they're handy for loading extra cylinders or the cylinders for the 1873 Colt SAA c&b version made by Uberti and Pietta), get the one from Powder, Inc. It's twice as much money but it fits all cylinders (notice variable geometry) and comes with 3 different jags (.44, .36 and .31) and arbors for Colt and Ruger OA/Remington/Rogers & Spencer cylinders.
Powder, Inc. cylinder loading stand (http://www.powderinc.com/cgi-bin/bpstore/perlshop.cgi?ACTION=thispage&thispage=cyl_loader.htm&ORDER_ID=318405951)

September 5, 2008, 11:21 PM
Yep I'm talking about a base to put the whole revolver facing up.


September 5, 2008, 11:23 PM
those are pretty cool i have seen those. i think they are ok. What ever you do dont get the one below it. its a piece of junk. pretty dangerous too

September 5, 2008, 11:33 PM
Tomahawk, I have a loading stand very much like the one you linked and I've used it for 15 years and it has always worked very well for me.
I got mine from Dixie Gun Works but it's probably the same brand as what your link shows.

Phantom Captain
September 5, 2008, 11:52 PM
Here's a universal stand my Dad and I designed and built last year before he passed. I wanted something that would hold everything I had from a Walker to a Navy to a Remington.

This was pretty simple and involved only some wood, a scrap of leather and a small piece of copper tubing with some foam glued into it.

What do you think? Works like a charm.





September 5, 2008, 11:56 PM
Very nice!

September 6, 2008, 12:28 AM
This loader works with Colts, Remingtons, and Rugers. From .31 cal. to .45.

September 6, 2008, 12:30 AM
that is the bad azzzz loader

September 6, 2008, 12:31 AM
Phantom sorry to hear about your father that load stand looks great

September 6, 2008, 12:45 AM
Thanks Scrat! Just to keep you updated, I've refined the loader to enable one to switch between calibers and models in the matter of seconds. That photo is of the prototype which was tailored to the Old Army. I'm very close to letting the first loaders hit the market.

September 6, 2008, 02:35 PM
I got a loading stand from Dixie Gun Works earlier this year when I bought my first BP revolver (1851 Colt Navy from Pietta).

Here's a link to their loading stand:


So far I am real pleased with it. Here's a shot of it with my Colt Navy:


September 6, 2008, 08:28 PM
Here is a picture of my single shot pistol. I wish I could find a loading stand that would fit my single shot pistol better. I have seen several and ordered one, but neither fit it right to be steady and not skin up the pistol. I need to find me a wood carving person to make one I guess. Anyone out there have the Traditions Trapper pistol and also a loading stand that fits?

September 6, 2008, 08:40 PM
I have tried a on frame loader and it was not as good as I had expected, better than none but not great. I put together a off frame loader and I find it works much better. I can load my 1851 Navy, 3rd Dragoon, 1860 Army and my WALKER with ease.

September 6, 2008, 09:16 PM
milkmaster thats one nice pistol good job

September 7, 2008, 04:25 AM
or the one where you load the cylinder on that metal plate. The one i was refering to is that metal plate piece of junk.

Sorry my Brother Scrat but I must strongly disagree with you. Have you got the Taylors or other brand of that cylinder loader or used one? I have had two for 3 years now and just aqiured another in a shipment with a Gunslinger Model Pietta 1873BP SSA in it. For under $20 shipped they work just fine on any .44 Remington, ROA, 1873BP Pietta, Rem or Colt, Uberti, Pietta, Euroarms, ASP, ASM Revolvers. Can be modified for a .36cal also very easily with a drill and a loading ram, or a grinder.

This LiL' Loader is a necessity for the Colt 1873BP SSA's, and much easier and faster to load at the bench, with any other Rev I mentioned. Simple and durable with hand & eye coordination;)

Now this one that 6Gun4Fun has designed and built will have dexterity and versatility surpassing theone that was offered by Powder Inc. They have no more and aren't taking back orders or any more orders on it. This one below is what I want when available.


English Phil
September 7, 2008, 12:26 PM
I bought a cylinder hand loader from Ebay, works a treat from Mile High Shooters Supply. Ref; Item number: 370053978599

September 7, 2008, 01:58 PM
English Phil these ae the Uberti(Top) and Pietta (Bottom) 1873BP SAA Models those Loaders were designed for. ASM made an 1873BP also, I have a cylinder to sell for one if ever you shoul dcome accross one(NIB).

These were made to be shipped to the U.K. as you probly already know, came to be seen that the U.S. and Europe wanted some of these also...

Anyway the history of the inexpensive loader as I know it...


September 7, 2008, 03:32 PM
Heay Phantom Captain - love your Loading Stand!

Firstly, sorry to hear about your Dad.

Secondly Ė any chance of you supplying the dimensions and the type of wood you used. Iíd love to have a go at building one Ė thatís if you donít mind of course.

English Phil
September 7, 2008, 07:24 PM
Smokin Gun, thanks for the info.

Phantom Captain
September 12, 2008, 10:15 PM
Calibre44 said:
Heay Phantom Captain - love your Loading Stand!

Firstly, sorry to hear about your Dad.

Secondly – any chance of you supplying the dimensions and the type of wood you used. I’d love to have a go at building one – that’s if you don’t mind of course.

Thanks so much,

No problem at all! I'll take some measurments and post them back up here for you.

September 12, 2008, 10:21 PM
that loader 6guns have. Can you imagine take that black ball knob off and put a hurst shifting handle on it.


September 12, 2008, 11:04 PM
I was in PepBoys this past week and saw a shifter handle shaped like a set of S&W Magna grips and a chrome trigger guard and clicking trigger. Thought about getting it for my Gravley ZTR Mower's break handle. That might be even "More Better." Been trying to figure out where to mount pomel holsters on the Gravely.

-Bob Hollingsworth

September 12, 2008, 11:05 PM
Kbob you have to go back and take a picture. i got to see that thing

September 13, 2008, 12:12 AM
My loader doesn't have a black knob, it has a wooden handle. Remember way back in the late 60's and early 70's Chrysler came out with a "pistol grip" shifter for the chargers and challengers? now that would be a neat grip!

September 13, 2008, 12:15 AM
Well then 6Gun you need to modify production

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