This is just a simple build using an old .50 cal ammo case and a combination trigger lock. I built it to keep all of our ammunition safe while we are in the woods. It is a quick project, only taking about 30 minutes excluding drying time.
This is not my design, I originally saw this done at the Burlington Rifle and Revolver Club (BRRC), and they used it to store all of the .22 ammunition for youth target practice on Saturdays. I like the design because it is simple and uses pre-made and easily available parts. It is a safe and secure way to store ammunition at home or on the go and is very convenient because you never have to worry about loosing your keys!
Step 1: Materials
- an ammo case
- a trigger lock
- a drill and drill bits
- an x-acto knife
- metal files
- masking tape
- lots of epoxy
Step 2: Drilling
Step 3: Pre-Glueing Prep
After any loosed parts are gone, mask off all the moving parts. it is important to cover any gaps because if epoxy can seep into the mechanics of the lock it will be permanently disabled.
Step 4: Gluing
Step 5: Making More Clearance
Step 6: Painting
Thanks for reading my instructable, hopefully it comes in handy!
Step 7: Update
So I gave up on epoxy, and decided to make something a little sturdier.
Unfortunately I didn't take any photos while making the repair, but it's pretty simple. I drilled two holes in the tin and two holes in the backing part of the lock, making sure not to damage the mechanism. I drilled the holes so that they were aligned, and then all you have to do is use two nuts and bolts to fasten the lock more permanently to the can. If you wanted to make it as secure as possible, you could use red loktite on the treads or , if you used steel hardware, you could weld the front and back end of each bolt to keep it from going anywhere. I personally just left the hardware bare, and so far no more issues.
Hope that this fixes any problems!