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Jon Tupper
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Username: Jon_up_north

Post Number: 42
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 02:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We have a standard fitting tap for our tap handles (currently using a Sleeman's handle). My friend and I would like to have something a bit more interesting and we were thinking that a spent 0.50 cal casing would be pretty neat as a tap handle. Two questions:

1) Would the bore on the .50 cal casing fit, or be modifyable? 2) Anyone know where us Canucks can get a spent .50 cal caseing?
Attempted murder. I mean, really, what is that? You don't win a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry
 

Bill Moore
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Username: Bill_beerman

Post Number: 325
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Try gun and ammunition supply stores. They might have ones for reloaders.
 

Greg Harris
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Username: Gregh

Post Number: 76
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 05:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Check this out. Ebay item #6182013055
Couldnt figure out how to create a link.
 

Jon Tupper
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Username: Jon_up_north

Post Number: 43
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 05:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill that would be an otherwise decent tip, but here in Canada you are not even alowed to look at plans for the .50 cal, let alone buy rounds for reloaders.
Attempted murder. I mean, really, what is that? You don't win a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry
 

Jon Tupper
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Username: Jon_up_north

Post Number: 44
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 06:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just wanted to add, Greg, you rock! I WANT that.
Attempted murder. I mean, really, what is that? You don't win a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry
 

Dan Mourglea
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Username: Cataclysmbrewer

Post Number: 506
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 06:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The 20mm rounds are bigger and more impressive. . .or even the 30mm. . . .50cal rounds are too small to be a good tap handle.
 

Jon Tupper
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Username: Jon_up_north

Post Number: 45
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 06:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Indeed it seems to be so. I've not actually seen a 50 cal round before. We're pretty limited as to what we can aquire up here.
Attempted murder. I mean, really, what is that? You don't win a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry
 

Tony Legge
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Username: Boo_boo

Post Number: 24
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 09:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jon, have you tried the army/navy stores. They sell lots of do dads like that. I don't think the new gun laws forbid spent ammo, especially if you are modifing it for an alternate purpose.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 2348
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

20 mm casings are easy to come by in canada...just ask around and I'm sure you'll find some. The Cdn Forces uses 20 mm regularly (F18). If you know someone with a lathe you can turn your own...very simple job even for an amatuer.
50 cal is pretty small for a tap handle
Bellybuster Bob
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Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 2349
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I see you're up in Ft Mac. Cold lake is just down the street (sort of) ask around...I pretty much guarantee you'll find some. I know quite a few folks up there
Bellybuster Bob
www.bellybuster.netfirms.com
 

Tony Legge
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Username: Boo_boo

Post Number: 26
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Be an interesting convesation peice though
 

GILBY
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Username: Cugilby

Post Number: 41
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 12:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I made an opener from a huge casing....I centered a cheapo bottle opener inside the casing and filled it with epoxy.

If you want to use one as a tap handle, fill it with bondo or JB Weld. Put a threaded insert in before it sets and screw it on your faucet.
 

David Woods
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Username: Beericon

Post Number: 581
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 12:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hood ornaments off of old cars are another good tap handle.

You could also take about 6 30.06 shells and make a kind of stick figure out of them. A bottle cap head, a few beers, some EMPTY shell cassings, a few more beers, some solder, a torch, a few more beers!

Hey, how about some pics of some of the best home made tap handles! That would be another great contest idea!

David
 

Jon Tupper
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Username: Jon_up_north

Post Number: 46
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 05:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dave: That gives me a good idea... Making a set of Deer antlers out of spent 30.06 casings.

Mmmmm deer..
Attempted murder. I mean, really, what is that? You don't win a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry
 

tobias magan
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Username: Magan

Post Number: 73
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not to plug a business, but try goldnuggetsurplus dot com. Small local shop here in the geographic center of Nowhere, Kentucky. He had some decorative shell casings around his shop. Looked like the kind of guy that can find what you want. If he can't get it, try searching for surplus stores in Fayetteville, NC or Killeen, TX.

NAYy, JASC.

Tobias
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 685
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

While I think that 20mm shell would be cool as a tap handle, I really like Grant's leftmost one...

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/discus/board-profile.cgi?action=view_profile&profile=punk ndrublic-users
 

Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 725
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A hand grenade would be pretty cool, too.
 

grainbill
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Username: Grainbill

Post Number: 9
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 05:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Made a tap handle from a spike mule deer antler. Now I want three more. Cut it square, drill and tap. Pun not intended. Spike antlers are relatevly straight.
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1394
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Richard - did you see this yet?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=571&item=6184917621&rd=1& ssPageName=WDVW

PTA
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