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  • Member since
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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Searching for source of "Disabled" bullets
Posted by Bobstamp on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 6:05 PM

A project that I have in mind has nothing to do with building scale models, but scale-model builders might be able to help, especially if they’re as interested in war and combat as I am.

Among my “collectibles” are two bullets that a friend found on a Civil War battlefield. One is a musket ball ⅝-inch (15.9mm) in diameter, which makes it larger than a 50-calibre bullet. The other is a Minie-ball, half an inch (12.7mm/.50 calibre) in diameter.

I want have a shadow frame made to display these bullets, along with two other bullets which I don’t have — a 7.62×51mm NATO bullet (used by the M-14 battle rifle and a 7.62×39mm bullet for an AK-47. The reasons are simple: I am interested in the development of firearms, especially in ther differences and similarities between early muskets and rifles and their modern counterparts. But my interest is personal, as well: I was seriously wounded in the Vietnam War, by a communist soldier using either a standard issue, Russian-designed AK-47 or an American M14.

I’d be pleased to have just the slugs from either of those cartridges, or cartridges complete except for primer and propellant. If you have a suggestion, please pass it on.

Bob 

Tags: AK-47 , bullets , cartridges , M14

On the bench: 1/72 Grumman Avenger being kitbashed as a U.S. Forest Service tanker; a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor), and a Pegasus model of the submarine Nautilus of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas fame. 

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Posted by lurch on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 6:20 PM

Bob your best chance of finding somethinglike that might be a gun show with old ammo. But you might have to have them demilled to get what you want. I have had great success there . I have a german officers rifle from ww2 that was brought home by my great uncle. I was confiscated from a conentration camp .I do not have it anymore . I donated it to a museum . Thought it would be better to have it displayed that to have it in my closet rotting away.. I learned alot at the gun shows about it. You might not find what you want but you may find ways to get what you are looking for. Hope this helps.

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 6:53 PM

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 6:58 PM

G'day Bob. I can help with an AK-47 round and a standard NATO 7.62 round, but, and it's a big but, I live in Australia and even with primer and propellant removed, I don't know if customs or postal services will allow them.

Thanks for your service mate.

Dodgy

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:29 PM

I will look in my reloading items tomorrow. If I have them, I will pull the projectiles and remove the primer and powder then reassemble as a dummy round.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 8:58 AM

Hi!

    I imagine you will get a lot of answers. I have gotten these from My Licensed Fire Arms dealer!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:41 AM

Went through my stuff and thought I had a .308 round but its actually 303. No AK ammo either, sorry.

 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 10:30 PM

Dodgy

G'day Bob. I can help with an AK-47 round and a standard NATO 7.62 round, but, and it's a big but, I live in Australia and even with primer and propellant removed, I don't know if customs or postal services will allow them.

Thanks for your service mate.

Dodgy

 

Thanks to you, Dodgy, and to everyone who responded. I have doubts that customs or Canada Post will allow them, but they might. I'll see what information I can find.
 
Bob

On the bench: 1/72 Grumman Avenger being kitbashed as a U.S. Forest Service tanker; a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor), and a Pegasus model of the submarine Nautilus of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas fame. 

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