The other day when nerding out whilst replying to the Darwin thread
I remembered that I had something tucked away in the garage. A leftover from the days when I used to have a half share in a WW2 jeep
It’s a .50 cal BMG round. Obviously it’s inert.
So rather than have it sat in a box I decided to do something with it. Here’s what I did with 3 tools: a vice, a junior hacksaw and a file.
First I used the vice and junior hacksaw, and this is what I ended up with
Then the file
Can you tell what it is yet?
A very quick polish
Moment of truth, will it work?
Yay! Success! it’s beer o’clock!
I know, my life is very dull.
Was hoping it was going to be a flute.
You could always increase it’s versatility and go looking for dental problems
Thought is was gonna be an amphibious landing craft then a dog whistle but alcohol related makes far more sense.
which half of the jeep did you own? top or bottom, front or back…
The half that always seemed to need money spending on it…
A butt plug that opens a bottle, novel.
Is that the kind of bullet they thought a book would stop??
Looks like something you’d use to bring down a rhino
No point in it being a single purpose item Bob.
No, that was a .50 cal AE (Action Express), this is a .50 cal BMG (Browning Machine Gun) if you click the link in the OP you can see the difference.
The BMG has a lethal range of over 2 miles, as proved by a Canadian sniper recently
Canadian sniper ‘kills IS militant two miles away’ - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40372403
The AE is still a powerful round, and will penetrate upto a foot of solid wood, so an encyclopaedia would be no problem to it. A BMG would probably do a whole set of Britannica.
Thought it was going to be a crack pipe.
That’s one way to check if it’s inert!