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I got a 1918 Browning loader yesterday, and I'm really facinated by how it works. The one I got won't let the rounds fall down the chute very well. I tried polishing the rails, but the laquer on the 8mm Romanian ammo seems to be the problem. This is taking all the fun out of the process, so I was wondering if anyone has come up with a hopper, similar to the one on the 1928 version. It wouldn't have to be anything fancy, just something that you could drop a bunch of rounds into, and start cranking. I know someone out there has a easy fix for this fantastic loader.
 

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How about using a little automotive silicone/teflon type wax. Let dry and lightly buff. Maybe using a fired case with some valve compound smeared on the channel and running the case head back and forth to smooth out a rough spot, then clean and try the wax job.
 

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Gunranger,
Try taking an old hack saw blade and grinding off the teeth. Then wrap it in progressively finer sand paper till you get up 4-600ish. This way you are polishing up the entire T slot. Use a thin piece of plywood to help put pressure on the back of the slot as you move it back and forth with a pair of vice grips.
It worked for my loaders.
Hope this helps,
BA
 

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To answer your question, yes one has been made by Mr Paul Asvitt 480-917-3177 . I have had one for some several years, it works great. Just pour them in.

Mark
 

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That wont work either

the rounds are hanging causing the rds to stick instead of slide down the chute..tried everything...seems if you can crank the loader fast enought to create a rapping the rds will fall..someone needs to make a hopper..there used to be a feed tray made..worked well..dont know what happened to them..seen them at knob creek a few years back..gregg
 
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