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Old 04-02-2012, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default 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 ) 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.

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)

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pics!!!!!!!

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

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

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Nice! Good job.

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

I would love to bid on one ..

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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

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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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Nice! Good job.
Thank you.

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

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