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    Default My first bullet pens

    Evening all,
    Here is my first attempt at the bullet pen. I made up four blanks and although a friend chose the acrylic I decided she isn't getting it. I thought it would look better done as a chrome kit (which I don't have any of at the moment), although I may make it with a gun metal one which I hadn't thought of until just then. The other blank not used is rosewood and although I liked it, the two Red Mallee had to be used.

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    Great pens. Where did you get the rifle clips from. They top the bullet pens off.

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    bugger just spent a few hrs surfing the net to find some of these locally ,got some orders today for a couple of dual techs with gun clips,have to wait a while I think
    sent them some pics of the rifle pens as I didn't have any to show, them today,
    but those look great could of sent them a pic of those instead cheers

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    Not too sure about the acrylic but the timber ones are good. Try two shells also with primer back to back, you can have them with or without CB,. The comfort bands available in copper go very well.

    Rifle clips available form Carrols got some recently

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    AS I've said before, I'm not a big fan of these. but yours look good, great fit and nice finish

    The acrylic is well hmmm ....

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    Very nice!
    Great fit and finish.
    The last 2 are Roller ball's?
    How dose that work versus Ballpoint's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les in Red Deer View Post
    Very nice!
    Great fit and finish.
    The last 2 are Roller ball's?
    How dose that work versus Ballpoint's?
    I thought rollerballs & ball points were the same thing. I just used the basic slimline kit and made the rest. I only had 6 shells so am still experimenting at the moment but will play around with the concept and see what I can come up with. I am also not a huge fan of the acrylic either.
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    I don't think that "roller-balls" are interchangeable with ball points they are longer and a bigger diameter, you may be able to adapt a ballpoint .to fit a rollerball kit. I think you could exchange a gel ink with a parker style ballpoint ,havn't got into that part of experimenting yet hehe!

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    Found this on prettygreatanswers.com


    The main difference is the ink. In ballpoint pens, the ink is an oil-based paste ink that dries immediately. It is suited to all types of writing styles. The frustration some people feel with ballpoint pens usually involves an inferior brand of pen that makes blobs or skips. High quality ballpoint pens do not do this.

    On the other hand, the ink of a rollerball pen is more fluid than ballpoint ink, so it seldom skips, but the ink does take a few seconds to dry. The ink in a rollerball also runs out sooner than in a ballpoint, requiring more frequent refills.



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