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Old November 24, 1999, 12:13 PM   #1
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Handgun cartridges embedded in a multi-faceted, crystal clear block of solid Lucite acrylic. Am launching this business now. Looking for your input on what calibers to do. (rifle calibers are a possibility for the near future - say, maybe the 5 most popular). These are inert, so can be sold to anyone. E-mail me for a brochure and/or further info. I think you've never seen these before. I'm the only one doing them??
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Old November 24, 1999, 03:02 PM   #2
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I've got a .357 in a pyramid shape on my desk right now. I ordered it from Centerfire Designs out of Des Plains, IL.

It sure makes a great conversation piece. You'd be suprised how may folks hesitate to pick it up, because they think it may be dangerous.

Good Luck on your new endeavor...


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Old November 27, 1999, 12:10 PM   #3
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I'm sure you'll find buyers for most any handgun cartridge. Start with the most popular. 9mm, .38, .357 & .45acp. Personally, I'd be interested in a classic lead RN .45 Colt.
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Old November 27, 1999, 04:32 PM   #4
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Rifle calibers: .308 Winchester, .223 Remington, 30-06, 45-70, 30-30.
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Old November 27, 1999, 09:07 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for your input and comments!
Joe Hatley: Yes, that's me. I produced it for
you. Of course, they're not
dangerous at all. No powder inside

Protoolman: It may be possible. Need more
info from you before I can answer

Grayfox: Thanks for your input. If I get enuf
feedback for a 45 Colt, I'll do it.

4V50Gary: Also, thanks for your comments.
Would you prefer seeing yellow
brass cases used in these embedments
versus a nickel plated case? What
about embedding fired, recovered

Thanks again everybody.
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Old November 27, 1999, 11:50 PM   #6
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I think i'd be really neat to see fully expanded hollow points emmbeded in plastic.

Like the "Black Talon" or a "Hydra Shock"

things of that nature...

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Old November 28, 1999, 12:41 AM   #7
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Brass. It's more traditional for rifle.

As for expended bullets, that sounds great. If I can find my old arrowhead with which I harvested Sparky, will you do that?
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Old November 29, 1999, 03:22 PM   #8
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I have done a few .44 magnum hollowpoints, just to test the product theory. They were either Sierra or Hornady. Came out quite nice. Even engraved ".44" on the front of the Lucite block, and color filled the numbers in blue, for easy visibility. Rifling marks & cannelure plainly seen on the shank of the bullet. Mushroomed to 5/8". Embedded in a standing wedge of Lucite with approx. dimensions 2.9" tall, 2.3" wide & 1.25" thick at the base.
Black Talon:
I don't have a source of them. Anyone got recovered ones laying around? I think it would make a dramatic display!
Thanks Hairball, for your comments.

4V50 Gary:
I agree - brass is more traditional than nickel plating, especially for rifle carts.
Have done a few expanded hollowpoints in .44 already, just as a product test (see reply to Hairball above).
Re arrowheads - it was a thought I had a while ago, to approach the archery buffs, but have had little luck with this item inside the Lucite. It seems to pull away from the sharp edges of the head, during curing, and gives the looks of a cosmetically flawed embedment. If this ever can be done 100% reliably, I'll let you know as I would not want to jeopardize anyone's treasured item (such as the head that brought "Sparky" down)

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Old November 30, 1999, 01:29 AM   #9
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Cool - I like the expanded idea...

Have in one block - the cartridge, then the bullet "in flight" and then the fully expanded bullet.

Do that it Golden Sabers, Hydra-Shoks, Gold Dots or Star Fires... and I bet that would sell. Do one in .45 Hydras - Methinks I would have to buy one.

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Old December 4, 1999, 04:08 PM   #10
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I received the catalog today. This looks like some GREAT stuff. I've asked Wayne for prices on a 10mm in pyramid and a .45ACP pen set.

Grinning and chuckling, and unlimbering the plastic I am.

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