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Logan5579
January 16, 2013, 09:51 AM
Who makes a good 44 revolver loading stand?
I've looked at the one that cabelas sells but the reviews say its junk.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Revolver-Cylinder-Loading-Stand/753165.uts?WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

Dixie gun works has a couple but the ram looks awful short to my eye.

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_100_354&products_id=13876

I need something thats sturdy or can be made sturdy with simple modifications. I'd be using it for my usual plinking and not CAS, I just want to be able to load off the gun and save the wear and tear on the built in loading rams.

Logan5579
January 16, 2013, 10:34 AM
http://www.blackdawgecartridge.com/cgi-bin/bdstore/perlshop.cgi?ACTION=thispage&thispage=bd_cyl_loader.html&ORDER_ID=395929268

OK, I pulled the link to this guy out of a post from 3 years back. Looks sturdy as heck, but I'm a cheapskate. Do you guys know of anything along the same lines as this design but for less than $74?

Smokin'Joe
January 16, 2013, 11:22 AM
You want high quality and cheap? Make your own. This is all I ever use.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=435223

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509982

Doc Hoy
January 16, 2013, 11:26 AM
Smokin Joe,

You know darned well that I do flips every time I see those photos.

And now I have pulled a muscle in my back.

I am sending you the bill from the "saw bones"!

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Smokin'Joe
January 16, 2013, 11:36 AM
Like I said, Doc this is all I ever use. Can't get any better.

deerslayer303
January 16, 2013, 11:42 AM
I plan to order this one right here.

http://www.biglube.com/

I figure I'll only cry once.

Doc Hoy
January 16, 2013, 12:35 PM
Agree.

It is genius personafied!

Logan5579
January 16, 2013, 12:39 PM
Smokin Joe,
That is a cool design...load three at once, I would never have thought of that! I might put one of those together just to freak my shootin buddies out.

Deerslayer,
That one looks like it would hold up to just about anything you could throw at it, I looked at the price and it brought tears to MY eyes...but for me the pain usually stops just after I've paid the credit card bill! :p

Logan5579
January 16, 2013, 01:07 PM
Well, after three hours of looking at loading rams online I've decided to get this one...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-BLACKPOWDER-CAP-BALL-CYLINDER-LOADER-/170964615635?pt=Vintage_Hunting&hash=item27ce4901d3

still a little more than I wanted to pay, but it looks sturdy enough to last a really long time. My wife will only beat me til she gets tired...and she tires out quicker if I run :eek:

TomADC
January 16, 2013, 01:08 PM
Try powder inc the have a good one. Looks a lot like the one from the ebay ad above.

Logan5579
January 16, 2013, 01:18 PM
actually, I think the ebay guy is actually powder inc...using the same pics and description and both are in clarksville, AR.
Thanks Tom, makes me feel better about the price on ebay. :)

asmith
January 16, 2013, 06:29 PM
nice one built out of cedar....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/black-powder-pistol-stand-loader-/170972677285?pt=Vintage_Hunting&hash=item27cec404a5

Rigmarol
January 16, 2013, 07:24 PM
I bought the one from Powder inc/Ebay.
It does a great job and came with two center pieces so I could do both Colt and Remmies! I hadn't expected that when I ordered it.

A helpful tip: get a strong magnet and and put it on the press then just stick your allen wrench and extra center on the magnet and you won't likely loose them.

TomADC
January 16, 2013, 08:41 PM
I mounted mine on a 3/4 inch thick wood cutting board, wife hasn't even missed it yet. I screwed a 35 mm film can to the corner and keep the spare center& Allen wrench in it.

Logan5579
January 17, 2013, 08:58 AM
I mounted mine on a 3/4 inch thick wood cutting board, wife hasn't even missed it yet. I screwed a 35 mm film can to the corner and keep the spare center& Allen wrench in it.

I was thinking about almost the same thing last night...not with the cutting board though...there are some things I know I can't get away with messing with :p

But I was thinking about some 3/4 ply to mount the loading stand. I'll have to get the dimensions of the stand after it gets here, but maybe a piece of ply thats 15" X 20", film canister screwed to one corner to keep up with the accessories. I might put a small table together with some fold up legs on it and dovetail the loading stand board onto it so that its easily removeable...depends on the weather and how much spare time I'm going to have in the evenings after work. If I build it, I'll post pictures of the finished project...might be a week or longer before I can get to it. It's sopping wet here from all the rain and we may have snow coming in tonight.

gus3836
January 17, 2013, 09:34 AM
I shoot 36 Navies for CAS and I just bought a loader. My question is do you gents think disassembling the pistols every time to reload would put more wear on them than just using a loading stand that you don't disasemble the the pistols. Just a thought is all. Gus

Logan5579
January 17, 2013, 10:12 AM
I have Remington NMA clones so the cylinder is easily removed without having to take the revolver down to parts, no doubt some of the colt guys will jump in here since they are much more qualified than me to answer that one.

deerslayer303
January 17, 2013, 11:32 AM
I shoot 36 Navies for CAS and I just bought a loader. My question is do you gents think disassembling the pistols every time to reload would put more wear on them than just using a loading stand that you don't disasemble the the pistols. Just a thought is all. Gus

This is a very good question Gus, As my whole reason for buy a cylinder loader is for the open top Colts. I was thinking not using the rammer on the pistol would be less wear on them. But as you point out disassembling them every time you load a cylinder might be another ball of wax. I too will await the open top experts opinion on this.

TomADC
January 17, 2013, 11:53 AM
I made one a couple of years ago, it works great but you are using the guns loading lever, I like my cylinder loader I think it saves wear and tear on the gun.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL174/1021972/18168454/379848833.jpg

deerslayer303
January 17, 2013, 12:40 PM
Wow Tom, That is store bought quality stuff right there. You could sell the snot out of something like that on ebay I bet.

Smokin'Joe
January 17, 2013, 01:00 PM
I load all of my Colt style open top cylinders off the gun. Removing the wedge and the barrel causes no wear to the gun. As for the Remingtons I used to own (but no longer do since I saw the light) they could be damaged by removing the cylinder. The cylinder pins on Remingtons can become so tight in the frame due to fouling that they need to be pounded out with a hammer.

Logan5579
January 17, 2013, 03:24 PM
Tom, that is a NICE stand! Looks as good or better than anything I have seen commercially. I've been loading on the gun the traditional way for years and I agree with you and just like the idea of saving the wear and tear on my built in loading rams.

SmokinJoe, I've never shot one of the colt clones before but I may look into one of the open tops someday soon...an 1860 with a 5 1/2 in barrel comes to mind. I've got a job coming up next month that should give me some mad money...:D

Smokin'Joe
January 17, 2013, 05:25 PM
Go slow Logan. Addictions can be hard to manage.

Logan5579
January 17, 2013, 05:54 PM
Don't I know it! I think I'm just having withdrawal since I haven't gotten to shoot in almost a week. I dedicate cooler weather to BP shooting but I draw the line at shootin out the barn door while its raining. :p

Beagle333
January 17, 2013, 09:55 PM
SmokinJoe, I've never shot one of the colt clones before but I may look into one of the open tops someday soon...an 1860 with a 5 1/2 in barrel comes to mind.

Excellent choice Sir!!!! I personally only own the longer barrels, but I'm sure the 5 1/2 will do perfectly as well! :D

That is one mighty fine looking loading stand that Tom has there. I like using my revolver's onboard loading lever and have suffered no detectable wear or tear from it's use.

deerslayer303
January 17, 2013, 10:00 PM
^^^ I'm working on making you a patch Beagle :D

Beagle333
January 17, 2013, 10:05 PM
http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/images/smilies/new/party.gif

BirchOrr
January 24, 2013, 05:20 PM
Built this several years ago out of scrap oak I had laying around for my Uberti/Colt/Walker.

86356

Works very well! (note the felt for the barrel & grip and the hammer notch to keep it stable).

Birch

maillemaker
January 29, 2013, 12:35 PM
Wish I had seen this thread earlier.

I just spend $35 on a cylinder loader from S&S Firearms. It's junk.

Any of these loaders that swing the ram on an arc will not seat bullets squarely into the cylinder. There is no provision for adjusting the position of the cylinder, either, so my ram doesn't even start off square.

I'm liking the Black Dawge loader mentioned above. It has adjustments for the cylinder position and the ram moves on a straight line.

Steve

Logan5579
January 29, 2013, 01:44 PM
I've got one on order, should show up soon. I'll post my results after I get to try it out. :)

Logan5579
February 2, 2013, 11:35 AM
My loader showed up thursday and I didn't get to give it a try til yesterday...it's been snowing and raining and cold here, but I finally caught enough of a break to get out in the yard for a few minutes and fire a few shots (18 shots was all I took the time to shoot, I hate the cold). I bought this from ebay, the sellers name is deanflip7,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-BLACKPOWDER-CAP-BALL-CYLINDER-LOADER-/170980466691?pt=Vintage_Hunting&hash=item27cf3ae003
hope this link works...

I think that this is the same guy from powder inc. (black dawge) at this link:

http://www.blackdawgecartridge.com/catalog/bd_cyl_loader.html

But I really like the loader, it's built tougher than the ones I found at cabela's and it doesn't load in an arc like some people have complained about. The ram is built to press straight down so it should load a conical straight in...I haven't tried them yet because I shot all mine up and haven't gotten to cast any new ones yet.

I mounted the loader on a piece of 3/4in ply that I sanded, routered the edges to a round over, and wiped down with mineral oil.

http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s672/logan5579/2013-02-02103604_zps66be9f6d.jpg
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s672/logan5579/2013-02-02103840_zps4258d1da.jpg

and I went out and shot a few round balls...the flyers are my fault, jerked the trigger, in too much of a hurry because it was getting dark on me :o
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s672/logan5579/2013-02-02110347_zps81c66b03.jpg

So far no problems and I like being able to load off the gun, at first pass it seems to be quicker than using the built in ram because I can set six balls in place and ram them down one right after the other. :)

TomADC
February 2, 2013, 12:02 PM
Looking good I like the bowling pin, I tried the real ones years ago visiting my brother in law, my hi power would knock them over but not off the table they would just spin! The old 1911 cured that, be fun to try with a C&B 44.

deerslayer303
February 3, 2013, 11:44 PM
Nice, I got the TOP loader from Straight shooter. I'm about to die to try it out. I gotta get my but in gear and cast some round ball.