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Anything new in the cylinder loading press market?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Tallbald, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Tallbald

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    I'm familiar with a few of the styles available but since I've been really preoccupied with family concerns for a year or so, am unsure if there are new off-gun cylinder presses I should look into and consider. I really admire the PowderInc styles and at one time wished for one of my own. Ruger Old Armys and a beautiful Pietta brass frame Remington are in my stable.Thoughts appreciated. Don.
     
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  4. Tallbald

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    Thank you both for the replies. I need to do a little looking and learning again it appears. Don.
     
  5. whughett

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    IMG_0919.JPG Obtained mine thru these folks, beltmountain.com
    I obtained this from beltmountain.com a few years ago. Not listed on their web site but they respond well to email inquires
     
  6. 44 Dave

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    Loading press people, will any of these work on the small 5 shot Colts or Patterson?
     
  7. Tallbald

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    Thanks again so much. Don.
     
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    DD Big Lube Tower of Power Stainless Steel Cylinder Loader will work with the smaller guns. You have to order (or make) jags and base pins, DD Big Lube sells them for $10 each.
     
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    I made this one, not Rocket science picture below. I do have a metal lathe so making the brass plunger was not that hard to do. It worked on my Uberti and now on my Ruger Old Army. The fulcrum has a little play or swivel where attached to the Oak board and the brass plunger is concave on the bottom so it self aligns on the round ball. A lot faster than on the gun or trying to use a screw knob arrangement to load.
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    Here's one I made - Compound linkage - fits any calibre.

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  12. wmgeorge
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    Nice job, and you Made that linkage using rivets and bent links?
     
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    The machine is built round a simple Chinese toggle linkage like THIS
     
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    Did not know those were available as its a lot easier just to slot the plunger as I did than mess making those rivets and linkage. Mine was made from stuff on hand.
     
  15. dr1445

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    if you don't need to take the press to the range this works. just a small harbor freight arbor press.
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  16. mjsdwash

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    just out of curiosity is this really worth it for the full size guns? I can load a NMA in 40 seconds with the caps.
     
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    Good point. I seldom use the one I got. Usually just on the NMA. And then only because my NMA requires a dismount and wipe down on the base pin every 2nd cylinder or so. The Colts, ROA's and Spencers, not worth the effort.
     
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    For Loading spare cylinders and 40 seconds for 6 chambers on the gun? I take a lot more time measuring as I have great respect for the power of Black Powder and I like having all my fingers and both eyes... thank you.
     
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    I get that, but I should mention thats with a precharging powder measure, and a nipple feeder, and I don't use grease. So its just a quick shake of the measure, pour, rotate, repeat 5, then each ball, then the caps. It is considerable slower to finger cap, and If I were using grease, it would also be much longer, and a powder horn would bring it all up to about 3-4 minutes.
     
  20. Mike OTDP

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    No, I don't think it is. Certainly the MLAIC prohibits their use...and the scores being shot at the World Championships are incredibly high. I've always regarded them as a gimmick, don't bother with them myself.
     
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