Cartridge Christmas tree ornament?


#1

Has anyone seen a Christmas tree ornament made with cartridges?

I’ve been tasked with making one for my Nephew as a “gag gift” to hang on his tree at college.

I want to use 9x19mm and 7,9x57mm Mauser (his favorite calibers).

Any ideas?

AKMS


#2

knock the primers out and run a monofilliment line through the case with a knot on one end they actually make a nice wind chime the different lengths will resonate at different notes and the type of material the case is made from will also give you a different tone. Have done this with rifle cart. vic


#3

The liberal college atmosphere might not be the best place to display holiday ammo cheer. The kid might get run out on the rails.


#4

http://www.bulletdesigns.com/pages/p.php?c=38



I’m soooo gonna buy some!


#5

Aaron,

Very cool! Now that should bring anyone some Christmas cheer!

I recall as a youngster giving one of my first “cartridge mentors” a little Christmas gift that brought a smile to his face after I explained what it was. In a canister for a base, properly trimmed with holiday colors and ballasted with birdshot was a suitable end of a tree limb with no leaves. From the limb was hung a .30-06 cartridge, bullet pointing down with the string passing through two holes I had drilled for this purpose near the head. After allowing him to admire it for a while with a confused look on his face, I wished him a Merry Christmas and the hope that he enjoyed his “Cartridge in a Bare Tree”.

Dave


#6

AKMS,

Also, you could just use a factory board dummy, and put one of the little wire Christmas ornament hangers through the holes?


#7

Ha! that’s great! =)


#8

When I was in college, I used a fired 106mm recoilless case as a Christmas tree. I wrapped some lights and a garland around it and then hung ornaments from the holes in the case.

I have a set of the shotgun shell lights that Aaron posted. They are definitely unique!


#9

My thoughts exactly as I was reading the first post. From some of the stories i have read they will have him hauled off by the FBI as a “domestic terrorist”.


#10

My wife would never let me hang them on the tree. But I’m definitely going to make some by next year for my den.
I’m going to have to be a bit careful though because my only plentiful source of that many different coloured shotgun cases would be Bisley and they have a rule that no fired shotgun case are to be removed from the bins.(more political correctness).

I will have to task my 14 year old son with getting them, I can always say that its hard to stop kids collecting cartridges. After all thats how a lot of us got started.