Range Box for Rem 1858


July 12, 2013, 08:35 PM
I was going to ask how folks get their revolvers to the range when I saw a "muzzleloader box" on Amazon. It didn't have very good reviews so I said to myself "Self you could make a better one of those" So with a $10 Stanley tool box from Wally World and some scraps I came up with this:




This is my first prototype and I have already made some changes.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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July 12, 2013, 08:45 PM
That's about as good as it gets. Nice find.

July 12, 2013, 10:05 PM
Your box is much better organized than mine!

Mine deals with a Ruger Old Army and Lyman's Deerstalker (no it doesn't fit in the box also).

I need a new rubber mallet as I see I don't need Thor's hammer to remove the wedge from my rifle! That thing takes up a lot of space!

What's in the jars and spray bottles?

July 12, 2013, 11:33 PM
I guess I should have mentioned the contents.
The bottom with the revolver is 2 lbs of powder, 2 sizes of balls, extra cylinder, jar with lubed wads (home made), the 2 spray bottles are empty now but will contain lube and cleaner.
On top of that is towel for cleaning pad, paper towels for cleaning, jar of Crisco.
The tray has bore brush, .45 jag, .44 jag, 3 screwdriver tips, inline capper, powder measure, 2 short cleaning rods, one longer cleaning rod, 2 tins of caps, brush, screw driver handle, and handle for cleaning rods.
I have since added patches, more towels, small plastic mallet.
There is about 4 inches under the tray I will try to find something to fit there for the loading stand. I also have the loader for the extra cylinder I may try to fit in there someplace.

July 12, 2013, 11:47 PM
If I were as organized as you I would spent a lot less time being pissed at myself.
I can only wish.

July 13, 2013, 10:50 AM
Excellent! Consider your idea stolen -- just as soon as I can git my mitts on one of 'em Stanley toolboxes!!!!!!
I just stuff my guns 'n gear in a old nylon zip bag.

July 13, 2013, 10:51 AM
I use a plastic tool box too but, as the others said, it's a lot messier than yours.

July 13, 2013, 04:34 PM
I can't seem to leave the house without about four times that much crap. I see Dan'l Boone and Davy Crocket on TV, and they have everything they ever needed is in a little purse called a ''possibles bag'' thrown over thier shoulder and I think just off screen is a mule with the rest of thier stuff!

July 14, 2013, 09:25 PM
A 50 cal. ammo can is what I have now but I'd like to do something more period correct, maybe canvas with pouches that I can roll up and carry.

July 14, 2013, 11:17 PM
I'll admit I have only had it out shooting once, we will see what it looks like after a few more trips. My other pistol bag is just that a bag and I can't ever find any thing in it. You would think that with just mags, ammo and pistols it wouldn't be that complicated (messy) but it just is.

July 14, 2013, 11:29 PM
I thought to take pics of mine, but there's just too much stuff to see it all, and my post would span a few pages to mention it all!

July 15, 2013, 12:57 AM
Great range box, mine is a mess.

July 15, 2013, 09:11 AM
Since you did ask for suggestions...

Ditch the cleaners, unless you plan on cleaning at the range. Cut back to 1 lb of powder.

I use a large Dosokil pistol case (their "4 pistol" case, about 18x14 in) for my revolver. Contents:
1 revolver
1 of 2 tins of caps
1 box of bullets
1 powder measure
1 flask of powder
1 flask of filler
1 tube of over-bullet lube
1 can of spray-on sight black
1 cleaning rod with brush (run it down the bore after each target)
1 bag of misc. spare parts
~5 target repair centers

The spotting scope and stapler are in a separate container.

July 15, 2013, 02:13 PM
.50 cal ammo can here.

July 15, 2013, 02:22 PM
Although I have 3 BP revolvers, I don't have much shooting time with them. Personally, I use a similar toolbox to haul all my BP stuff in, but I wouldn't mess with the inserts. Those only take up space IMO. But that's only my opinion. I also carry the pistols in a range bag or whatever, and just leave the toolbox dedicated to BP supplies and tools.

And FWIW, my most valuable BP accessory is the wooden loading stand that I bought. It's a very simple folding stand made from a couple pieces of wood, but it sure makes loading them a LOT easier. It also fits in the bottom of the toolbox. Available from any BP supply source.


July 15, 2013, 05:30 PM


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