There wasn’t much happening at work this week, so I decided I would build a .50 BMG puller.
It is all complete except for the handle (not shown in photo) being welded on. I will get that done on Monday.
Obviously as it has no handle it is yet to be tested. I know somebody who has (legally) some live .50 ball that they want to pull to sell as inert rounds, so it will be tested some time over Christmas.
I will post some pictures when it is finished, and a report on whether it actually worked or not!
At present the collet in it is made to measurements from a .50 BMG round, so will also fit .50 BAT. There is no reason why collets couldn’t be made for this size of tube to fit the following rounds, as well as many more:
Any express round that will not fit in a conventional puller.
Any weatherby magnum or similar.
7.92 x 94 Panzerbusche
7.92 x 107 Maroszek
11.35 x 62 Madsen
.50 Vickers HV
12.7 x 81SR Breda
12.7 x 81SR Japanese
12.7 x 108 Soviet
13 x 63B Mauser MG131
13 x 92 SR T-Gewehr
20 x 80RB MG-FF
I it is succesful I plan to build one with a bigger tube that will handle anything up to 20mm Vulcan. It will also fit 14.5 x 114 Soviet, 20 x 82 Mauser MG151/20, 20x110RB Oerlikon and 20x110 Hispano.