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Loading stands any good?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Tomahawk674, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Tomahawk674

    Tomahawk674 Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Im283

    Im283 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Tomahawk674

    Tomahawk674 Well-Known Member

    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?
  5. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Somebody made a loading stand on here i dont remember who. but it was the best looking stand press i have seen
  7. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    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
  8. Tomahawk674

    Tomahawk674 Well-Known Member

  9. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    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
  10. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Phantom Captain

    Phantom Captain Well-Known Member

    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.




  12. Tomahawk674

    Tomahawk674 Well-Known Member

    Very nice!
  13. 6Gun4Fun

    6Gun4Fun Well-Known Member

    This loader works with Colts, Remingtons, and Rugers. From .31 cal. to .45.

    Attached Files:

  14. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    that is the bad azzzz loader
  15. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Phantom sorry to hear about your father that load stand looks great
  16. 6Gun4Fun

    6Gun4Fun Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. TheWall

    TheWall Well-Known Member

  18. Milkmaster

    Milkmaster Well-Known Member

    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?

    Attached Files:

  19. fineredmist

    fineredmist Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    milkmaster thats one nice pistol good job

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