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texaswoodworker 04-02-2012 03:51 AM

What do you guys do with spent steel cased ammo?
 
I was out in the shop today, and started messing around with some spent 7.62x54R cases I had. I hate to waste stuff, and since you can't reload steel cased ammo, I had to find something to do with it.

Here is what I came up with.

The wood is Cocobolo, the pen tip is silver plated, and it uses a cross style refill. This sucker was tough to get just right, and I had to deal with several problems along the way, but I finally got it right. I would like to put a clip ( the pen kind, not the kind you load mags with :D) on it, but haven't figured out the best way to do that yet.
Non-rimmed cases may work better, but my hands are big enough that I don't really hit the rim, and I don't notice it when I use it. I may try to sell a few for ammo money. :D

So, what do you guys think? Also, if you do anything with your old steel cases, feel free to post it here.

(pics in next post)

texaswoodworker 04-02-2012 03:53 AM

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pics!!!!!!!

Vikingdad 04-02-2012 03:59 AM

My son has made cartidge pens before, never out of steel cases though. Lets see the pics!

jordan89 04-02-2012 04:00 AM

Holy moley! Nice man! I want one!!!

Vikingdad 04-02-2012 04:12 AM

Nice! Good job.

mudpupp 04-02-2012 04:34 AM

So are you mass producing for us, or just putting a couple on eBay.

I would love to bid on one ..

Marlinman 04-02-2012 04:50 AM

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Originally Posted by mudpupp
So are you mass producing for us, or just putting a couple on eBay.

I would love to bid on one ..

I think every member of GOFFA needs one free.....or the council at least does;)

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

texaswoodworker 04-02-2012 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Vikingdad (Post 758964)
My son has made cartidge pens before, never out of steel cases though. Lets see the pics!

Sweet, what caliber doe he use?

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Originally Posted by Vikingdad (Post 758978)
Nice! Good job.

Thank you.:)

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Originally Posted by jordan89 (Post 758966)
Holy moley! Nice man! I want one!!!


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Originally Posted by mudpupp (Post 758993)
So are you mass producing for us, or just putting a couple on eBay.

I would love to bid on one ..

I can make ya'll one if your really interested. I have a TON of the cartridges, and a pretty good variety of woods. (you can pic a specific wood, or just pick a color and I can pick one out for you) I have tried ebay before on a few things, but barely got any views and never sold anything.
I have not picked a price for them yet, but since they take a while to make, it will probably be between $12 and $20 each.
How about $15? Does that sound good, or is it too high, or too low?

I'll post some of the woods I have later.

texaswoodworker 04-02-2012 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman (Post 759004)
I think every member of GOFFA needs one free.....or the council at least does;)

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

lol, maybe not for free, but we can work out something. ;) We'll talk about it during the conference.

Marlinman 04-02-2012 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker

lol, maybe not for free, but we can work out something. ;) We'll talk about it during the conference.

Ight then. Pm me the date y'all have come up w man

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did


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