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Got one of these last week. It appears to be storage for about a dozen 22.rf rounds so you can load a tube magazine quickly. Looks like a hollow arrow tube with aluminum ends, one of which comes of. I'd say home made except for the fine checkering on the removable end. Pretty old.
Never seen a commercial ad for one.
 

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Looks like a speed loader for a tube fed to me. Where'd ya get it?
 

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Seen some of those back in the 80's, speed loader for tube fed 22's dont remember the company that marketed them may have seen them in Survival Magazine ;D ;
 

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You can make your own with clear plumber's tubing and plastic end caps from Lowe's, corks from Hobby Lobby, and super glue. The tubing comes in a roll; just cut the length you want, plug up one end, fill 'er up with your favorite .22s, and put a cork in it. Ready to go to the range.
 

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I got it from an old WWII vet whom I am selling two .22 rifles for. An old Savage and a Marlin Plainfield 60. Came to me through a friend who is helping him so no explanation. Seems like a pain to carry as mentioned. easy to fall on or bend.
Someone had a reason and an idea, I guess. jp
 

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Lots of folks have the modern version of that, a plastic tube with 8 smaller tubes around its circumference, each one holding 15 rounds of 22 LR. (I forget who makes it.) The endcap is held by an internal spring, allowing you to speed-feed rounds into a tubular magazine using gravity. I use mine with my Henry 22.
 

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Thats got to be a dangerous job, working in a shooting gallery. Just got to thinking about it and I bet some people have never seen a shooting gallery. I used to try and spend all my Dad's money when I was a youngster shooting out the red dot. It looks so simple.

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Makes perfect sense. I guess I'll put it up for auction and see who salutes. Must be some shooting gallery collectors out there. Get this old vet I'm working with some more bucks. j
 

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papajohn said:
Lots of folks have the modern version of that, a plastic tube with 8 smaller tubes around its circumference, each one holding 15 rounds of 22 LR. (I forget who makes it.) The endcap is held by an internal spring, allowing you to speed-feed rounds into a tubular magazine using gravity. I use mine with my Henry 22.
PJ,
I have one, exactly like you describe.......Mine is a MARLIN Spee-D-loader. They are said to be very collectible now.

Tom
 

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I'm thinking the one I have is from Butler Creek. $15 or so, and very handy. It holds 120 rounds, but like all of them, it empties a lot faster than it loads! :D
 

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Tomray said:
PJ,
I have one, exactly like you describe.......Mine is a MARLIN Spee-D-loader. They are said to be very collectible now.

Tom
In Brophy's book (page 178) they show a copy of an 1892 catalog illustrating the caliber .22 Loading Tube much like what your picture shows.
 

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1895Gunner said:
In Brophy's book (page 178) they show a copy of an 1892 catalog illustrating the caliber .22 Loading Tube much like what your picture shows.
Gnner,

No, the one I have, has a spout that dumps the ammo straight down the end of the mag tube, after pulling out the inner tube assembly. It is made just as PJ described.

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This is the one I have. There's no name on it anywhere, but I bought it out of a catalog a couple years ago for $15-18. It holds 120 rounds of 22 LR, 15 in each of 8 tubes around the circumference. A spring that runs down the center holds the cap with the spout in place, and you just turn it to a new opening to gravity-feed the ammo into your tube magazine. Works fine. 8)

 

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papajohn said:
This is the one I have. There's no name on it anywhere, but I bought it out of a catalog a couple years ago for $15-18. It holds 120 rounds of 22 LR, 15 in each of 8 tubes around the circumference. A spring that runs down the center holds the cap with the spout in place, and you just turn it to a new opening to gravity-feed the ammo into your tube magazine. Works fine. 8)

PJ,

That's exactly what I have. Mine says Marlin Spee-D-loader on the back (flat) end.

Tom
 

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