Bullet Pens

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Project by JoshIndy posted 03-10-2013 06:53 AM 1636 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made several bullet pens over the past week for a friend. These were all basically sold as they were made or before they were made. These are all once fired shell casings with acrylic ends. The grids in the photo are 1/2”

Brass/Bullet Sizes
50 caliber – 1 (the big one)
.223 – 2 (smaller pens – bright orange and brown/orange with black)
30-06 – 2 (mid sized pens – brown/orange with white and black)
.270 – 1 (larger urban camouflage)
.308 – 1 (smaller urban camouflage)

I threw in the improvised walnut card/pen holder for a friend.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 01:40 PM

Cool, like the .50 cal. Pull that out at the Bank and sign something. (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 02:45 PM

I know that some places have kits with “once fired” 30 cal rounds, but these are all different. Did you make the nibs yourself? I would like more info on your process because I’ve thought of making some of these myself! I LIKE THEM.

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 12:45 AM

nice job…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 02:28 AM

I did not make the actual kits myself, although I will be experimenting with it soon, Seems doable for about the same if not less than I paid for these. The middle two actually just use a 7mm slimline tip, the 223 rounds are drilled out copper, appears to be an actual bullet tip.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 02:10 PM

Handsome and cool pens! Have beautiful patterns and great fit. Well done!

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