Bottle openers and pens made from fired cartridges are nice conversation pieces and no doubt many of us own, or have owned such items. Those of us who enjoy an occasional cigar need an ash tray and we much prefer it if that ash tray has some character. We may cut off a piston head from a car or motorcycle or find other such useful items.
One that caught my eye this week is an ash tray for the cigar aficionados made from the fired case head of a M/44 120MM smoothbore gun actually fired in an M1A1/A2 Abrams.
When the 120mm smoothbore gun of the M1A1/A2 Abrams is fired the body of the shell casing disintegrates leaving the steel shell head intact. These have been re-furbished by Lucky Shot. Each is carefully machined, cleaned, sandblasted, polished and finally clear powder coated preserving the head stamp and illustrating the rounds history.
So if you’d like a nice solid cigar ash tray then you will find these priced at USD$69.99 at Natchez Shooters Supplies if you click here.
If that is a tad pricey for you don’t despair, there are still some far cheaper fired ordnance novelties you could acquire. How about some 40 S&W genuine fired case tire valve caps?
These tire valve caps are made from genuine American made fired 40 S&W cases modified to turn them into tire valve caps.
You’ll find these also at Natchez Shooters Supplies if you click here.
There are a lot of novelty gadgets available at Natchez Shooters Supplies, you’ll find the main Accessories page if you click here.
Natchez Shooters Supplies has a large range of items for gun enthusiasts including ammunition, reloading supplies and equipment, clothing, optics and more.
Jon Branch is the founder and senior editor of Revivaler and has written a significant number of articles for various publications including official Buying Guides for eBay, classic car articles for Hagerty, magazine articles for both the Australian Shooters Journal and the Australian Shooter, and he’s a long time contributor to Silodrome.
Jon has done radio, television, magazine and newspaper interviews on various issues, and has traveled extensively, having lived in Britain, Australia, China and Hong Kong. His travels have taken him to Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan and a number of other countries. He has studied the Japanese sword arts and has a long history of involvement in the shooting sports, which has included authoring submissions to government on various firearms related issues and assisting in the design and establishment of shooting ranges.