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Old 04-02-2012, 04:04 AM   #11
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still trying to figure that out. I'll pm you when we do.
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Does this count? I make these crosshair sights. The tube(or cylinder) is made from a .223 steel case
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Sweet, what caliber doe he use?

Thank you.

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.
That sounds good to me! Just let me know...I like the ones in the pic!
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Sweet, what caliber doe he use?

Thank you.

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.
If they write as good as they look i'd pay $15 in an instant, nice work man.
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still trying to figure that out. I'll pm you when we do.
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My son has done them with .30/06 cases. He uses antler instead of wood, but I think he has done some wood ones too. He has done turned wood pens as well. I think you can use pretty much any cartridge you want. Oh, he uses Barnes solid copper bullets as the nib, turns them on the lathe to accommodate the pen and crimps them in place on the RCBS.

He sells them for upwards of $40-$50 each.
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Does this count? I make these crosshair sights. The tube(or cylinder) is made from a .223 steel case
That thing's sweet!!! Do you actually use them for gun sights? How do they shoot?

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That sounds good to me! Just let me know...I like the ones in the pic!
That one is for sale if you want it.

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If they write as good as they look i'd pay $15 in an instant, nice work man.
They write very smoothly. Let me know let you want.

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My son has done them with .30/06 cases. He uses antler instead of wood, but I think he has done some wood ones too. He has done turned wood pens as well. I think you can use pretty much any cartridge you want. Oh, he uses Barnes solid copper bullets as the nib, turns them on the lathe to accommodate the pen and crimps them in place on the RCBS.

He sells them for upwards of $40-$50 each.
lol, I've been thinking of doing them like that, but I don't have the tools to drill through the exact center of the bullet yet. I hopefully will soon. I have used antler though. It is hard to work with, but very rewarding.
The price seems fair too, but since the market for pens around here is not too big, I have to keep the prices low. I still make a decent profit, and I have fun making them, so I'm happy.

Ok guys, I'll post some pics of the wood I have, and if anyone else wants some, I will gladly make one for you.
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My son bought a tailstock drill chuck for his JET mini lathe. That drills the bullets just fine.

Antler is tough to turn, you have to keep your tools very sharp and they get dull quickly. Personally I don't like the burned hair smell it makes.
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Oh, and to answer your original question I don't use steel cased ammo at all. If I did it would get thrown into the recycle bin and I would get paid for it. $200 a ton last time I brought a load in. I do the same with the worn out brass. Last time it was around $3.00 a pound I think.
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That one is for sale if you want it.
Yep! PM me and we can discuss payment method and stuff.
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