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Old 03-22-2014, 09:42 AM
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Hi everyone! For my first post I'd like to share a tool I made last night to help load moon clips. It's made from 1/8 inch flat steel, 1/4 inch rod, a couple of bolts and washers and a sacrificial #12 metric socket. It took about 45 mins to make and it works great. I also made the golf club extractor that I saw someone else post here.











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Old 03-22-2014, 10:11 AM
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hey looks really good
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:11 PM
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Excellent idea! Would be good adapted for .45 ACP.
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:46 PM
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I like the tackle box idea for storing loaded clips. Gonna have to steal that
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:54 PM
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Jolly good show ol Chap. That's just plain neat.

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Nice set up and yep, the tackle box is a good idea. I use a pair of needle nose on the hard ones to push them in. Larry
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You did a great job making it yourself. I wish I had the know how to make something like that. I could have saved quite a few dollars on the ones I have purchased.



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Old 03-22-2014, 08:58 PM
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For 45 ACP moon clips I simply use a 6 inch chunk of 9/16 hex shaft. Just to put a handful on the bench, slide the shaft through the clip, and roll it across the extractor grooves.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:58 PM
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Very nice work young man! It's kind of hard to tell but is there a washer under the socket to raise the moon clip slightly off the base plate?
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:13 PM
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Very nice work young man! It's kind of hard to tell but is there a washer under the socket to raise the moon clip slightly off the base plate?
Yes, the washer raises the moon clip so that it's in line with the recess on the round. I think it's a standard washer, it's a tad wide for the .357s, they tilt in slightly when loaded. The .38s seem to fit a little better.. nothing an angle grinder can't fix.
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Very nice tool.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:18 PM
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Thank you. I thought it had a washer but was not sure if it was just the reflection of the base in the chrome of the socket.
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Has the pic been removed?
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