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U.S. Military .38 Caliber Colt Revolvers, pre 1909.
« on: August 12, 2006, 03:41:54 pm »
Somewhere, deep in that gray misty area called my memory I recall an article about an ammo pouch for the .38 Colt Revolver that had a wooden block and with two huge round holes drilled in them for an early version of a speed loader like we see today.  Experience tells me that there is nothing new under the sun and some one will always manage to re-invent the wheel, speedloaders not withstanding.

Anyone out there want to clarify this mystery?

I have a .38 pouch Marked RIM and 1909 that has 12 .38 holes for loose cartridges, but I remember seeing one that was marked even earlier that had the two holes for the "speedloaders" as well as six .38 holes for loose cartridges.
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Re: U.S. Military .38 Caliber Colt Revolvers, pre 1909.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2006, 04:03:50 pm »
There was such a device for the 1889 Colt.  It is pictured in The History of the Colt Revolver by Haven & Beldon.

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Re: U.S. Military .38 Caliber Colt Revolvers, pre 1909.
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2006, 06:42:23 pm »
Thankyou, sir.  I knew I wasn't going mad!
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