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Loading stick for 1873


Take Aim, Sass Life #39434

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I saw a pard load a Winchester 1873 with 38 specials using a piece of PVC with a push rod inside the PVC.  It made loading quick and easy.  Any idea where I can buy one or something similar?

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Try a search here. A while ago there was one with some info on building your own. Good Luck

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I made some years ago using PVC pipe with one end cut at an angle, dow rod cut the length of the PVC with a wood drawer knob attached to the end, a PVC end cap drilled out for the dow rod and cemented to the PVC, and a rubber walking cane replacement boot to put on the end to keep the cartridges from falling out while transporting. Cost me about $5 at the time to make one. You don't see them much anymore simply because it takes as much time to fill them up one cartridge at a time to use that you might as well just load the rifle one at a time at the LT.

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For 38/357 cartridges 1/2" CPVC is the perfect diameter. Use a 5/16 oak dowel with a 9mm case epoxied to the end of it. 

 

To strengthen the beveled end glue on a coupler before cutting.

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4 hours ago, Crooked River Pete, SASS 43485 said:

PLASTIC? That's genuine imitation ivory!

 

Yep, CPVC is the same yellowish white as aged ivory.

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Somebody needs to make a video of two people at the loading table, one with an empty speed loader and one loading directly into the gate and see who can do it fastest. 

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Not everything is about speed.

 

I made the one my wife uses not because it was faster but because pushing individual rounds into the rifle was hard on her arthritic hands. I made it so that it would only hold 5 rounds as it was easier for her to use.

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17 hours ago, Geronimo Jim SASS # 21775 said:

 

I like to load each round at a time because I visualize where each round is going when I

shoot the stage.

 

Would that be the mound at the back of the range:P

 

Its OK mine will keep them company:blush:

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Okay, so if you are running pistols with a .45ACP cylinder could you use 1911 magazines to feed them at the LT?

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13 minutes ago, DeaconKC said:

Okay, so if you are running pistols with a .45ACP cylinder could you use 1911 magazines to feed them at the LT?

 

These are less expensive

 

BULLET STRIP .30-06 .45ACP .308 LOAD YOUR 6 ROUNDS QUICK WITH SPEED 4 PACK

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