Tom, is yer upper support adjustable for shorter Bbls ?
September 27, 2012, 10:36 PM
I just finished making a dbl sided loading stand today. 8" '58 on one side...5 1/2" '58 on the other!
September 27, 2012, 11:34 PM
Here's my cheep-cheep-cheep revolver loading stand.
Make fun of it if you wish, but it cost nothing to make (scrap wood), took only about 15 minutes, and works for every gun I have except my Rogers & Spencer.
If I lose, no biggie, I can make another one lickity-split.
If a newbie likes it, it's a gift.
Whenever I load the gun without removing the cylinder, it's what I use.
Jim, West PA
September 28, 2012, 10:17 AM
Nothin funny 'bout ingenuity and usefullness Dawg.
Function is all that matters.
Mine was made from (scrap wood ) also.
I made it for another member tho.
'spect i needs to make me one someday :)
September 29, 2012, 11:34 AM
\Dawg, If it's stupid, but it works, it isn't stupid.
I prefer to think of yours as simplified for production. Like the #4 SMLE. Just as good as the #1, but quicker/easier/cheaper to make.
Actually, I think the #4 is much better than the #1, but that's my opinion.
Cheap, cheap, cheap product that works exactly as you need=better than an expensive one that doesn't work any better. Prettier does not = better.
September 29, 2012, 01:21 PM
This one was made by tallbald. I added the tie tac, but it works great and is nice enough to use as a display on my mantle.
September 30, 2012, 10:48 AM
Here's one my Dad came up with years ago. We wanted something universal that would fit for all cap and ball revolvers. He whipped it together in about a day.
Simple, functional and cool all at the same time. :) Where the barrel rests is a piece of cut copper pipe with a bit of soft rubber foam glued in. The stock holders has a bit of deerskin glued to the wood.
Don't laugh, but has anyone built one with a mini-umbrella on it?
September 30, 2012, 04:49 PM
I'd like to make one that can have a variable height barrel rest.
September 30, 2012, 05:36 PM
Good to see what others of come up with, I'm thinking about making something better then what I have. I used some scrap pieces of decking and screws years ago with plans of making something better but never did. I used it as a shooting rest also and it was coated with a thick layer of black Crisco junk before I finally cleaned it.
I would like make something that could be folded up or hinged so it would be more compact when transporting.
I just got a new replacement capper and flask, my old one on the right were corroded pretty bad. The funnel is from TDC, I soldered on a cut off cartridge (25-20 SS case), this makes it easy to load and avoids spills.
ottsm..your old funnel 'nat are BEAUTIFUL !!! THose tools now have great charachter a patina.I would o' never traded 'em in new shiney stuff.
I love that funnel rig.Great idea !!! Is that your own invention ?
September 30, 2012, 09:03 PM
Here's the one my father made for me many years ago when I first got my '58 Rem. Simple but functional. I still use it.
September 30, 2012, 10:26 PM
The funnel you can get from TDCMFG.com. The funnel by itself is not useful for revolvers and without the extension its hard for a rifle also, I only added the extra length, just kind of made sense, could not understand why they didn't do it in the first place. I've thought about sending them a letter, it is a US based company. They make another funnel with a threaded fitting and extension for loading flasks with. They just need to combine the two ideas.
The 25-20 SS cartridge case works out perfect for the task, of course this is a rare obsolete cartridge so not everyone is going to have it lying around, I just happen to have a 1885 Winchester Low Wall that uses them. Other cartridges I had just didn't work out, either too big or small. Cut the primer pocket end off with a pipe cutter and solder it onto the funnel.
It does work very well, at least when using a stand (does require two hands). I load the powder in all the chambers first. The left hand holds the flask, right hand the measuring gauge, press the button, a few shakes, stick the funnel in the chamber, tip over, rotate the cylinder, and your ready for the next chamber. It loads fast without the worry of trying to line up to avoid spilling any powder. Works well if your making paper cartridges also.
October 1, 2012, 03:05 PM
There are not many decent long tube funnels for muzzle loading the smaller calibers. I have been trying to figure out how to take brass tubing and spin the horn part on my lathe. Can be much different than the way other brass and copper is spun into shapes.
October 1, 2012, 05:40 PM
Spun funnels start out as flat discs and get spun into the cone shape. tubing has been extruded and thusly has already been work hardened.
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