I took a whack at making a cartridge belt...

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I took a whack at making a cartridge belt...

Post by juniustaylor » May 15th, 2010, 9:50 am

I think it turned out pretty good. I did get a bit carried away when I made the slits for the strip of leather to weave in and out to form the loops. However, I made it so there are 3 slits on each side, so now it's just decoration. I decided to go two-tone to mix things up a bit ;). I think it will serve me well. I could have bought one for the price I made this for, but where's the fun in that? It'll hold 27 cartridges... was supposed to have been 30.

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.30-30 Win Cartridges (The loops look blue, they're really black. Lighting wasn't good.)
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Re: I took a whack at making a cartridge belt...

Post by papabear » May 17th, 2010, 8:27 am

juniustaylor,

Nice work, good looking ammo belt and thanks for sharing.

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Post by dfunk » May 17th, 2010, 9:44 am

Well done, Junius! I've experienced the same thing before with black dye looking blue in a photo and outside in the sun. I went to Angelus dyes and dip-dye all my black parts and have never looked back.

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Re: I took a whack at making a cartridge belt...

Post by juniustaylor » June 16th, 2010, 4:10 am

I have since bought a new strip of leather for the loops. This one is longer and I can actually have all 30 loops with .30-30 Win cartridges. There is still plenty of excess strip in case I change the loop sizes for a bigger cartridge diameter (.243 Win for example). I also finished the edge of the leather with Edge-Kote.
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And, here's a slide I made for .38 spl / .357 magnum cartridges. Holds 8.
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Post by gunneyrabbit » July 6th, 2010, 10:59 pm

Junius, I like the idea of a belt much more than a speed loader, excellent job.
G.R.

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