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So, I was on a social media group about old west clothing, and saw an advert-and example of a "pooler and jones" cartidge holder. Patented in the 1860s.
I wanted to find a schematic or template for one-but couldnt.

So, I set about to make a template off of the pics I could find....and through much trial and error with aluminum first, then brass..  Making the template, then-finding a process that worked  using a vice and a correct size socket, hammer and some good squeezing...I came up with a (hopeful) semblance of what they were. I aged the brass too.
I kinda like the idea that the shells "grip" can be adjusted....I have a tendency to drop shells out of my worn leather shell belt when I move around/bend over.

Terrible idea? 

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I think that is cooler than the other side of the pillow, nice job!

 

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Cool!

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LOL  Thank you!

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That is WAYYYYY too cool!

Gonna have to find my tin-snips!

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How are they held on to the belt ?  Very cool.

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That's really neat. Seems a lot more secure than leather.

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well done!

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 never seen anything like this, cool.  Start making them.

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I'd love to have a set of slides made out of these!  Fantastic job, Lunger Dan!

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I think you found a market. This would be NCOWS compliant too.

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Awesome! Amazing what talent with patience can produce. 

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13 hours ago, Ranger Dan said:

How are they held on to the belt ?  Very cool.

Rivets

 

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From where did you obtain the brass material?  Is it springy or soft like copper?  

 

I'm thinking,  make them out of Magtech brass hulls.   $1 each for base material but pretty much already formed.

 

50BMG cases?

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Great job .

Very kool B)

Rooster 

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That’s pretty danged neat. Great idea and follow through.

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4 hours ago, Warden Callaway said:

From where did you obtain the brass material?  Is it springy or soft like copper?  

 

I'm thinking,  make them out of Magtech brass hulls.   $1 each for base material but pretty much already formed.

 

50BMG cases?

Hobby shop brass sheet...it's got a pretty good amount of spring to it due to thickness

 

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Hoss, that is one cool rig!  I've always carried my shells just in a vest pocket, but I may have to make up something like this.  Really well done.  The antiquing of the brass adds a lot.

 

Nice work!

 

Keep your powder dry,

Wild Ben

 

 

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Just now, Wild Ben VanDorn said:

I've always carried my shells just in a vest pocket,

 

Is your vest pocket below your belly button?   <_<

 

JUST KIDDING!

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People want to know, how well does it work?

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12 minutes ago, Snake-eye, SASS#45097 said:

People want to know, how well does it work?

Well, at home it works well..I can vary the length of shell sticking up, they dont fall out when I bend over, I can vary the amount of "hold on each one, they slip out nice and easy...
As far as at a match-I will be using it this Saturday...but Im not much of a judge-I suck at the "competition"  . Always at the bottom of the heap.

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1 hour ago, Warden Callaway said:

 

Is your vest pocket below your belly button?   <_<

 

JUST KIDDING!

 

Well, I reckon the bottom pocket is at least as low as my navel . . . :D

 

Actually, I think most folks appreciate the extra time it takes me fumbling with the fabric in a pocket.  Gives them time to stretch, yawn, use the privy, take a nap, etc. before scoring my shotgun shots. . .

 

Keep your powder dry,

Wild Ben

 

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1 hour ago, Lunger Dan said:

Well, at home it works well..I can vary the length of shell sticking up, they dont fall out when I bend over, I can vary the amount of "hold on each one, they slip out nice and easy...
As far as at a match-I will be using it this Saturday...but Im not much of a judge-I suck at the "competition"  . Always at the bottom of the heap.

Better on the bottom of the heap and havin fun, then not on the heap at all  :D . 

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16 hours ago, Lunger Dan said:

Always at the bottom of the heap.

 

Not since I've been shooting with y'all.

 

Really nice shotgun belt you made there.  Can't wait to see it in person on Saturday.

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really like what you did , looks terrific , i was thinking brass shot shells to start as well , 

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On 1/7/2019 at 1:03 PM, Lunger Dan said:

So, I was on a social media group about old west clothing, and saw an advert-and example of a "pooler and jones" cartidge holder. Patented in the 1860s.
I wanted to find a schematic or template for one-but couldnt.

So, I set about to make a template off of the pics I could find....and through much trial and error with aluminum first, then brass..  Making the template, then-finding a process that worked  using a vice and a correct size socket, hammer and some good squeezing...I came up with a (hopeful) semblance of what they were. I aged the brass too.
I kinda like the idea that the shells "grip" can be adjusted....I have a tendency to drop shells out of my worn leather shell belt when I move around/bend over.

Terrible idea? 

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The wheels are turning. I’d like one of these in the bandoleer style.

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That’s pretty neat! Nice job!

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Excellent.  Unique too.

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Howdy

 

Very nice.

 

I was afraid you were going to run afoul of the rules about cartridge belts.

 

"Cartridge loops must not have a metal or plastic liner. However the entire loop may be made of metal."

 

Looks very cool to me.

 

Nice job.

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Howdy Partner,

It was a pleasure meeting you and watching you shoot this morning. I must say your belt looks better in person. The pictures don’t do it justice. It seemed to be very functional in both speed and security. DIY craftsmanship all around. Job well done.

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26 minutes ago, Uncle Tater said:

Howdy Partner,

It was a pleasure meeting you and watching you shoot this morning. I must say your belt looks better in person. The pictures don’t do it justice. It seemed to be very functional in both speed and security. DIY craftsmanship all around. Job well done.

Thanks Tater...hope to see you come again and shoot!

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On 1/8/2019 at 5:13 PM, Deadshot Dan said:

Better on the bottom of the heap and havin fun, then not on the heap at all  :D . 

 

As I always say when I shoot Plainsman in which I’m at the bottom.  I’m just a firm foundation for which everyone to build on!!

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