Retractable Bullet Pen

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About: Awesome Gear I've designed myself.

A buddy of mine is into target shooting. I made this pen for him out of a Bic retractable pen and 2 shell casings.

It’s a very simple project but I thought it was too cool not to share.

 

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    taria

    7 years ago on Introduction

    you found my weakness....pen's that are so different people ask me what the heck was I thinking when i got it. this would be so cool to add to my collection. I so want one now. I don't know anyone who goes hunting who would be willing to give me shell casings...bummer.

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    please please share this progect. i have some empty bullet shells around that i couldnt have been bothered to clean up. i would like to do something with these.

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    the casing looks like 7.62x54r fired from mosin nagant o rthe russian dragonov

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    tyeo098

    7 years ago on Introduction

    What caibre is that?
    I thought it was .303 Brit at first, but the shoulder looks funny.

    I might use 2 .30-06's from a 1943 box I have.

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    KingOfCatfishtyeo098

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I am thinking .303 Brit as well, I believe that the shoulder looks funny because it expanded against the chamber walls upon being fired.

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    tyeo098KingOfCatfish

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah but tha chamber is the same shape as the cartridge, otherwise itd rupture haha.
    .30-30 maybe?

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    KingOfCatfishtyeo098

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, my money is on the .30-30 as well. Definitely not a .308, the casings used to make the pen are rimmed as opposed to the rimless .308.

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    mgalyean

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm guessing 7.62x54R or .30-30 cases. A rebated rim (rim doesn't stick out; has groove between rim and case; designed to stack better in magazines) like the .308, .30-30, 7.62x39, .30-06 etc would be cool for the front case as there would be no rim sticking out into web of hand. Not sure how much of an issue that would be, but it might smooth up the look and feel. The rim on the back looks good and wouldn't impinge.

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    mgalyean

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Those are rimmed cartridges so neither .308 or .303. .30-30 is possible. The one in front looks larger. Is that an illusion?

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    rimar2000

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice work!

    In my case, I can't use metallic pens. Metal slides off under my fingers.