Introduction: Airgun Pellet Mould From Cheap Pliers

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1) pliers

2) 2pcs. dill bits ( 1 smaller than the cal. and the other the same as cal.)

3) vice or vicegrip

4) drill

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clamp the pliers with a vice grip

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make a punch on the desired location.

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drill the pliers using the small drill bit.

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make sure that you do not drill through. once in a while open the pliers to see your progress.

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again clamp the drilled pliers.

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drill the opening with the big drill bit with a depth of 1mm or more.

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bpetno (author)2014-07-05

This is genius!

Jezan (author)bpetno2016-03-30

thank you

GarethR5 (author)2017-12-19

Great, if you want to make really, really bad pellets. I note that there is no demonstration of how they shoot, which I imagine is not well at all. Airgun pellets are swaged not cast. Don't waste your time, buy good pellets.

lusoe17111977 (author)2017-08-19

How to make a mould for .177 cal air rifile pellet with soft iron bar? Please

Jezan (author)2014-07-05

tip for those who will use this mold.

do not pour molten lead into mold.

it is better to dip the mold into molten lead.

Mayar11 (author)Jezan2017-04-19

thank you for the great idea
but I don't have enough lead to dop the mold into it
I'm using this to recycle used pellets that I find
when l pour the lead into the mold I always pour too much how can I get rid of the extra parts?

spark master (author)2016-11-18

much cheaper then buying the one from England!, And you can got to tagsales and buy a bunch of dollar store crap pliers for quarter a pop!

mykiscool (author)2014-07-08

They did something like this during the revolutionary war to make round shot in people's homes since America had no real military equipment at the time.

spark master (author)mykiscool2016-11-18

they did it in the field as well, armies were mobile and made the stuff they needed when and where ever possible. Or they stole from the natives. Cuts down on supply line issues.

Dr.Bill (author)mykiscool2014-10-16

Guns that could shoot 50 calibre miniballs were very real military equipment at the time. Both sides had them and if ya got hit by one it would tear ya up good.

lmiller64 (author)Dr.Bill2015-09-20

Most of the firearms of that time were .50 Caliber not just the military ones. In fact there was no distinction between military rifle and non military rifles.

spark master (author)mykiscool2015-08-07

actually they were very common on both sides and where ever muskets are sold!

BenC37 (author)2016-11-14

3/8 inch works for .177 caliber pellets, nice work on keeping it simple! I will have to make a pair and try it with aluminum for testing. cheers!

DanielS757 (author)2016-10-01


Hunter177m (author)2016-03-30

Great idea saved me money and I can shoot as much as I want greater job and thank you for sharing

ChrisT165 (author)2016-03-13

this will produce a solid pellet, I would need to adapt it to make a hollow skirt

JorgeR5 (author)2015-02-26


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lilei0083 (author)2015-01-26

good idear

sbellington (author)2014-07-22

Hella sick bro! Now I don't need to pay 5 grand a bullet. Thumbs up

Verga (author)2014-07-08

Very good idea, the only suggestion I have would be to put a piece of making tape at the depth you want to drill so it sticks out both sides like a butterfly wing. When it touches the pliers you are at full depth.

Survivorkidjr (author)2014-07-06

I like it but am kinda confused. Please make them a little more detailed.

rimar2000 (author)Survivorkidjr2014-07-06

Me too.

Fikjast Scott (author)2014-07-06

I really like how you held the pliers together to drill. great idea

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