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Metal shellholder
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:56:08 AM »
....anyone out there that reproduce these shell holders?
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Re: Metal shellholder
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 06:26:43 PM »
I've never seen a repro, but I've always thought it was an interesting design.
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Re: Metal shellholder
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 08:18:36 PM »
If someone showed up with one of those at a SASS match, they would have to waive the rule against metal lined loops.  ;D

They are very cool.  Someone more industrious (and with better tools) than I could probably build one.  I'm wondering if a box of Magech brass shotshells would make good donors to be cut up for the holders?  Or some sort of thin tubing.  Maybe the metal covers that used to go over vacuum tubes?

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Re: Metal shellholder
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 08:44:01 PM »
Maybe copper pipe?
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Re: Metal shellholder
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2021, 06:46:56 AM »
I believe these metal shellholders are made from spring steel.
Brass or copper tubing would not have enough tension to hold the shells securely.
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Re: Metal shellholder
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 09:47:09 AM »
They're spring steel - and they're called 'thimbles'.

They were also short-lived, though you'll see them in old sporting goods/hardware catalogs of the turn of the century.

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Re: Metal shellholder
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2021, 07:50:20 AM »
If someone showed up with one of those at a SASS match, they would have to waive the rule against metal lined loops.  ;D

They are very cool.  Someone more industrious (and with better tools) than I could probably build one.  I'm wondering if a box of Magech brass shotshells would make good donors to be cut up for the holders?  Or some sort of thin tubing.  Maybe the metal covers that used to go over vacuum tubes?


I have shown this to a buddy of mine that makes custom pocket knives. He's thinking thin cold rolled steel? May go over to his shop and take a crack at it.
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