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I was in my shed today and my eyes fell upon my stockpile of spent rifle cartridges. I recalled Mrballeng's instructable for using 40 cal. shells to make ...
I have 40 cal. shells among others, and after a quick rummage through the pile, I realised that they all looked similar in dimension around the base.
A quick check with the vernier caliper confirmed my suspicions. As shown, the O.D. of these cases are: .270 WIN brass and plated - 11.9mm. .44-40 WIN - ...
Basic stuff found around the workshop, except maybe the pipe cutter. This one was only a few bucks at the hardware store.
I measured up the shell by sizing it up to the valve cap I wanted to use. The area around the base (strangely known as the head) is ...
The shell needs to be deburred so the valve cap fits properly, and cleaned so the glue will stick to it. Flat file on the end, (hand 2nd ...
I drilled a hole through the end of the valve cap by twisting the cap back and forth on a 3mm drill bit held between my fingers. No ...
Time to glue. I used two part epoxy. It's nice and runny (for a while) and gets into all the nooks and crannies. Use whatever you think is ...
Let the glue dry for the specified time. Rip your old valve caps off (if you haven't already pilfered them for the project), install new high powered, go ...
Check this out. Guess how many spent cartridges are in my bubblegum machine. Closest guess gets a patch. If you nail it you get two patches. One guess ...
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