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Old 11-08-2010, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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When making a brass bullet pen what pen kit matches the brass casing best ?
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Slim line, if you are using a 30 cal casing like a 30-30, 30-06, or 300 mag.
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If you want to use the kit nib, I'd suggest a 308 Winchester (or 7.62x51mm NATO) caliber shellcase and a slimline kit.

If you want to use a real bullet for the nib, I recommend a 30-06 Springfield cartridge and either a slimline or euro kit.

I also use other kit parts in other calibers, such as a mini-cross-style kit for 223 Remington and 7.62x39mm Russian, and cigar pen parts for magnum calibers such as 300/338 Winchester Magnum as well as 50 BMG.

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I meant whick pen kit, ie bronze, brass or what ?
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Copper slimline. You can use eveything in the kit if you like. The clip you may want to change though.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Agreed. Copper goes nicely.

I've tried Gold, but it wasn't brass and it looked like it!
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I think copper is the best bet. I like the gold, but the copper imitates the bullet head.
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Problem is copper doesn't hold up very well.
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I use gunmetal from time to time just for something different. It looks really sharp if you go with nickel plated casings, but most of the time I go copper just because that's what people buy.
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We need to source a good copper clad nib from someone.
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