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    .45 keychain

    I've seen these a few times and I wanted to make one. I have a .45 acp round from yesterday's trip. My buddy's XD-45 had an interesting stovepipe with a fresh round, the slide came forward and caught the round between the slide and barrel, bullet up, making a significant dent in the casing. We decided not to shoot it, as we didn't know if it would hurt the gun or not. Anyway, I pocketed the round and forgot about it until now. I was thinking of making a keychain but don't know how to safely get rid of the powder and primer. I don't own a bullet puller or anything. Any ideas on how to safely get rid of it, even if I can't make a keychain out of it?

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    If it will chamber you can just shoot it. Did you want a powderless cartidge keychain fob? If so your best bet is to find a re-loader and have him put bullets in empty cases. By the time you get the bullet and powder out without a bullet puller it will be trash anyway. IMHO


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    If it will chamber you can just shoot it. Did you want a powderless cartidge keychain fob? If so your best bet is to find a re-loader and have him put bullets in empty cases. By the time you get the bullet and powder out without a bullet puller it will be trash anyway. IMHO

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    Well, I have a .357 magnum keychain, but I bought it. So I can't be any help.

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    Just get a bullet puller from Dick's, fire the primer/charge out, and stick it back in with some superglue. Paint it a cool color, drill a hole in each side of the casing, and put a keyring through it.

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    I have a .45 keychain, but I bought it from a store in the mall, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivehourfrenzy View Post
    Just get a bullet puller from Dick's, fire the primer/charge out, and stick it back in with some superglue. Paint it a cool color, drill a hole in each side of the casing, and put a keyring through it.
    5 hr. described the best way. i've made dozens of em in all calibers. The last one was in 8x57 for my Steyre. The head stamp is 1938, 8th month,eagle and swastika. Use some locktite instead. Super glue won't stand up to the banging for too long. And an added bonus...the powder you take out makes a great flash! (be careful)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdnitedrftr View Post
    I have a .45 keychain, but I bought it from a store in the mall, lol.
    WEAK SAUCE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunerd View Post
    5 hr. described the best way. i've made dozens of em in all calibers. The last one was in 8x57 for my Steyre. The head stamp is 1938, 8th month,eagle and swastika. Use some locktite instead. Super glue won't stand up to the banging for too long. And an added bonus...the powder you take out makes a great flash! (be careful)
    Lock-tite probably would be better. I've never actually done it. I think I might start making them and selling them on ebay or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivehourfrenzy View Post
    WEAK SAUCE!!!



    Lock-tite probably would be better. I've never actually done it. I think I might start making them and selling them on ebay or something.
    Like I said,I've made dozens of em. It takes no time a all really. I had tried super glue and it doesn't hold up long. Theres a thought. e-bay....

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    I know...you do all .45ACP, I'll take care of 9mm, .40S&W, 10mm, .357 mag, .38 special, .44 mag, and .50AE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivehourfrenzy View Post
    I know...you do all .45ACP, I'll take care of 9mm, .40S&W, 10mm, .357 mag, .38 special, .44 mag, and .50AE.
    I just done .45's,.38's and some rifle cal. You got me beat, especially with that .50! Now thats an expensive key chain.

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