Bullet Shell Pen

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Introduction: Bullet Shell Pen

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In my very first instructable I will show you how to make a sleek and stylish pen made out of a bullet shell and a bic pen.
It will not have a cap becuase I'm working on that.

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Step 1: Stuff You Need

you will need:

A bullet shell (any kind it just depends on what size you want your pen to be, mine is a 223 rifle).

A dremel tool with polishing tip.

Polish.

Bic pen cartridge.

Scissors.

Pliers.

Hot glue gun and hot melt glue.



Step 2: Cutting the Bic Pen

First you pull out the bic pen cartridge with the pliers. Second you want to line up the tip of the bullet shell with the little notch of the pen like the first picture. Cut the other end of the pen like the second picture. Then see if it fits.

Step 3: Polishing the Shell

Now take the cut pen cartridge out of the shell and polish the shell with your dremel tool.

Step 4: Start Gluing

Plug in your glue gun and let it heat up to maximum heat. Put the tip of the glue gun in the bullet shell and fill it with glue then quickly stick the pen cartridge in the shell filled with glue and let the glue harden. Then you can glue a little figure on top if you want like the fourth picture. Viola and custom hand made bullet shell pen.

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    26 Discussions

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    Pfarmkid
    Pfarmkid

    9 years ago on Step 2

    how did you keep the ink from leaking when you cut it

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    projectxer0
    projectxer0

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    if i was you , when you cut it hot glue the cut end

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    strmrnnr
    strmrnnr

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Just to let you Know - if you get some polishing rouge from a jeweler, and polish the shell by hand, the shine on the shell will be more even.

    Nice job.

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    Irock148
    Irock148

    8 years ago on Step 4

    just want to know, if you putin some gunpowder and put on a new primerwould the pen shoot

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    Browncoat
    Browncoat

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Great craft for a gift to give to a gun enthusiast! If I can just get some shells....

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    witmoreluke
    witmoreluke

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    If you live in the U.S., then just find the nearest gun range. If it's outdoor, go there on Sunday and look around the shooting area. There will be plenty for the taking. If it's indoor, just ask the owner or someone that works there and they'll give you whichever shell you want. Maker used a .223/5.56

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    pyrofirelighter
    pyrofirelighter

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    you can buy replica bullets (they have no gunpowder in them) in most gift shops (eg museums, caves)

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    amakerguy
    amakerguy

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I gave my grandpa one and he really liked it. He has hundreds of guns in his house (He is a gun enthusiast).

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    max1zzz
    max1zzz

    9 years ago on Step 4

    i should make one of these and take it to school, see if the teachers think it is a real bullet, but bullets are hard to find in the uk

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    Bud042
    Bud042

    10 years ago on Step 4

    Seems like a lot of work, especially since it will run out of ink eventually. But still, very cool/creative and good instructions

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    CapnTac
    CapnTac

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Sweet! Now I have something to do with all of the bullet casings I have lying around in my room! I wonder it a .50 Cal will work...

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    bowmaster
    bowmaster

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I made one like that. But I made it cooler. I cleaned the inside, sealed it, and then filled it with ink.

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    bowmaster
    bowmaster

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm going to make another one with a valve so I can refill it.

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    amakerguy
    amakerguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    even better!! be sure and post pictures!

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    bowmaster
    bowmaster

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I need to find it, my camera, and figure out how to post pics.

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    Miscelinious
    Miscelinious

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this will be great, there's miles of dirt near my house where people do shooting range stuff (illegally, i guess.) and they leave the cartridges, so this will be a good excuse for me to collect them!!

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    littlechef37
    littlechef37

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    not to mention your finger, those primer caps pop a big bang..... Just dont whack a a primer with a hammer, (I have experience)