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50 Caliber Machine Gun Cartridge Twist Pen Hardware Kit, Cross-Style Refill

Made from an authentic once-fired .50 caliber bullet cartridge, a single 7mm tube, and a Cross style ballpoint mechanism.
Item #
54202
Rating:
88% of 100

The authentic brass cartridge used in this kit was first developed in the early 1900s for the Browning, a .50 caliber machine gun commonly used in the military. The completed pen makes an excellent gift for military veterans, hunters and gun enthusiasts. Bullet pen uses a single 7mm tube, and a Cross style ballpoint mechanism. The length of the turned section can be varied from 1-3/16'' to 1-7/8'' to suit your taste. Overall size varies from 5-1/2'' to 6-3/8''.

(1) 50 Caliber Machine Gun Cartridge Twist Pen Hardware Kit
(1) Set of Instructions
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number PK50CAL
Weight 0.2000
Tech Spec
  • Type: Ballpoint Twist Pen
  • Tubes: 1
  • Drill Sizes Required: 7mm Drill Bit
  • Blank Size: 3/4'' x 2''
  • Refill Type: Cross Style Black Ink
  • Bushings Needed (Rockler Item#): 56926
  • Extra Tubes (Rockler Item#): 56924
  • Category: Bullet Cartridge Pen Kits
Finish Brass
Type Pen
Style Twist
4.4 / 5.0
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50 caliber bullet pen
Love the 50 caliber pen! I haven't turned it yet but will soon.
April 29, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Makes a great gift
Have bought 5 & gave away two so far. Great gift for hunters or military people.
December 17, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
50 Cal.
Super easy to turn and sell great.
November 29, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Recommend this
Liked 50 calber easy to work
March 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
unusual
Experienced pen makers will find this very easy and a conversation starter.
November 19, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Good value
Simple, & fun to make. Good Christmas present.
December 25, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Not the easiest pen.
This is not the easiest pen, but not overly difficult. A good looking pen.
July 7, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
No one to blame but myself
I should have read the advertisement completely. Now I have two of these and no way to use them, because there are no "bullets" for the tips. I have no clue on how to make these.
October 12, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
We received an order from a customer in our shop its a great little pen. It performs well. I would recommend it highly. Always a good seller.
Stefan F on Apr 3, 2019
interesting
Lowell W on Dec 10, 2017
We received an order from a customer in our shop its a great little pen. It performs well. I would recommend it highly. Always a good seller.
Stefan F on Apr 3, 2019
want to make an other one
Dale C on Mar 22, 2018
interesting
Lowell W on Dec 10, 2017
It's a fun project, especially for a shooting enthusiast.
RM on Jul 11, 2017
An easy gift to make and it is different from most pen gifts.
Charles on Apr 22, 2016
I love these pens!
Christopher R on Apr 10, 2016
want to make an other one
Dale C on Mar 22, 2018
It's a fun project, especially for a shooting enthusiast.
RM on Jul 11, 2017
Is the kit complete, or are other components required?
Wallace L on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This kit comes with all pen components except the turning blank. However, to complete this project you will also need the a 7mm mandrel, a 7mm drill bit and the bushing set (item #: 56926) for the 50 caliber cartridge pen kit.
Bushings for 50 Caliber Cartridge Pen Hardware Kit, Cross-Style Refill
Bushings for 50 Caliber Cartridge Pen Hardware Kit, Cross-Style Refill
Does it come in a case or box?
Susan on Oct 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think this pen will fit into a standard pen box!
Where can I just get the 50 cal pen parts I already have the shells?
Paul F on Aug 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I don't know where to find a kit that doesn't include the shell. If you buy the parts individually, you'll spend more than the kit costs. I use my extra shells to make bottle openers.
how can i buy everything in the kit except for the casing? I have plenty of 50 cal casings of my own.
Richard on May 22, 2018
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