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Is this ammo?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by gbienhome, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. gbienhome

    gbienhome Colorado New Member

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    My grandson found this when using his Christmas medal finder. It looks like a projectile for a munition. Anyone know what this is? Is it safe?

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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It doesn't look like any kind of munition I have seen. Is it ferrus or nonferrous ? Where was it found?
     
  3. gbienhome

    gbienhome Colorado New Member

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    This is ferrous, all rusted except for the very tip on the nose. It was found alongside the street/road in the town of Estes Park, Colorado.
     
  4. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    drill chuck key maybe?
     
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  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like a small rusted up morse taper live center for a lathe..
     
  6. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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  8. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Iludium Q-36 explosive space modulator.

    Just a guess. :)
     
  9. pakrat57

    pakrat57 Reedsport Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like some kind of fastener similar to a cleco pin.
     
  10. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Toy cannon, carbide cannon?? Can it be cleaned up without destroying it?

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  12. chrisk86

    chrisk86 Spokane Member

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    It's a steel condom from the early 1800's
     
  13. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Plumb Bob? I'm leaning toward the drill chuck idea though.
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I go with the plumb bob suggestion. Vintage ones have a brass tip.
     
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  15. gbienhome

    gbienhome Colorado New Member

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    Looks like some of the Morse taper or possibly a plumb bob. It is 4 inches long. Doesn't appear to have any moving parts like a drill chuck. Base has a retaining ring. Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
  16. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    No, no, no..... it's a Q-37 ;)
     
  17. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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  18. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This object is a perfect candidate for the battery charger rust removal method.
    Check out You Tube to see what I am talking about.
     
  19. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Depleted uranium penetrator perhaps? Check the radiation levels. Does it glow in the dark?
     
  20. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Another vote for a plumb bob. That or the space modulator. Marvin is always losing his.