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Speedloader For Tubular Mag

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ArfinGreebly, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

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    Good afternoon, all.

    As I was admiring the 1894C that Santa left, it ocurred to me that if you had to carry it unloaded, bringing it online in a hurry could be a real "oh, darn" moment.

    Google brought no joy (or maybe I asked the wrong question).

    Anyone here ever heard of a "speedloader" or "stripper" type loader for side-gated cowboy guns?

    Specifically, mine are both Marlin: 336C and 1894C.

    Y'all can answer when you've stopped chuckling.
     
  2. El Tejon

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    I remember those speedloaders for tube fed .22s and shotguns about 15 years ago or so but for the side gate weapons I cannot imagine anything functional, but hey that's why you ask.:D

    Can't help you, but just curious, why would you leave an unloaded gun around? Very dangerous, at least to me. Do you have ankle biters about, Arfin.:)
     
  3. ArfinGreebly

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    Rules & Regs

    I have to do the research, but I'm not sure where Nevada law stands on "loaded rifle in the back of your Jeep."

    We, ostensibly, have open carry, along with shall-issue.

    We do have a couple of townships (in Clark County) with "nothing loaded" rules.

    My thought was, in choosing a Jeep gun, I prefer the Marlin but, if I can't carry it loaded, I'd switch to one of the others.

    Hadda ask, though.
     
  4. roscoe

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    You could keep a bunch of cartridges on the stock in one of those cartridge holders, and load pretty quickly.
     
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  6. ArfinGreebly

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    Think I Found Something

    Inspired by the CheaperThanDirt entry (which works for end-loaded tubes only), I changed my search parameters.

    Here's what I've found so far:
    http://members.aol.com/scatrshot/tips/tips_index.htm
    http://members.aol.com/scattershotspics/speedloading.jpg
    Summary: length of copper tube,
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    So now I have a project: Find the right diameter of copper tubing for .357, roll crimp one end, get a cork for the other, and find a length of dowel that will serve as pusher. I might even try a primitive follower.

    Anything else you guys turn up will be welcome.
     
  7. HiWayMan

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    If it is a .357 you can use an SKS stripper clip, but it plays merry hell with your gun's finish.
     
  8. Father Knows Best

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    I've seen them used periodically by cowboy action shooters. They make them from copper pipe and a wooden dowel with a T on the end that acts as a handle/plunger. Just put the pipe end in the gate and push, and all the cartridges run into the tube lickety-split. I never bothered to make one because in cowboy shooting you load the rifle off the clock, so I didn't see the need.

    I know that 3-gun competitors use similar devices for loading shotguns on the fly, also. I recall seeing a 3-gun competition on TV once where the competitors were starting the stage with three or four speedloaders full of shotshells dangling from their belts, and they used them to recharge the shotgun mags on the clock with lightning speed.
     
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