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    3D printed a carbine cartridge box insert.

    I picked up a repro Carbine Cartridge Box for cheap on ebay - $25. But it did not have the wooden block insert for the cartridges. So, I 3D printed ones to go in! I had to print it in two halves because the printer can't handle one full-length. Smith and Sharps cartridges fit no problem. Even standard .58 tubes will fit if they have the rims trimmed off. The rubber .58 tubes fit no problem.






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    Last edited by Maillemaker; 08-16-2020 at 08:29 PM.
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    You have cool toys, Steve.

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    I really didn't want to get into making these to sell. I tried putting it up on Shapeways - they have a neat shop where you can upload your parts and get a cut. I have a Walker loading lever clip up there that is still reasonably-priced at like $14. But even with zero markup, they want over $70 a piece to print the carbine insert piece - and you need 2 of them!

    It does take about 9 hours to print one, so maybe that is why it is so expensive.

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    Hello, Steve:

    Your photo gave me shivers! Amazing, then the time and cost issue. Oh, well.

    A few years back when looking for 56-50 Spencer cases, I saw Rocky Mountain Ctg once shipped their custom 56-50 cases in J & J Products' XL-20 slip cases. This size accomodates 45-70 to 600 Nitro, a skirmishing round for sure! Oop's. This outfit is in Oxnard, CA. Their website shows the box with dim's that don't exactly match mine. Interested shooters should verify the outer dimensions of the main box for fit in individual ctg boxes.

    By chance the male, cartridge section is a perfect fit in my standard "cavalry" 20 round ctg box and have used it for several years for both soft tube musket ctg's and Smith ctg's. The cartridge holding section can be cut to height and the cavities stuffed with fiber shotshell wads to elevate the rounds for easy grasp yet not so high the flap crunches them. I bought a case of XL-20's, direct from them for my Spencer rounds and chopped them to match the stubby 56-50 rounds. Have been very happy. Just a suggestion for an alternative.

    Please keep the techy stuff flowing. Love it. Smiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Tinny View Post
    Hello, Steve:

    Your photo gave me shivers!
    Yeah I can relate. It gave me the willies! On second thought that's not really accurate. It was more like the heebie jeebies.
    Last edited by Eggman; 08-18-2020 at 01:22 PM.

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    Well if they had 3d printers they would have used them!

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    I'm not sure. They may have burned Steve as a witch (warlock??).

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