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Question about cartridges.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,555 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass
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    They require authorisation even if only for a blank firing gun. this authorisation comes in the form of a letter from your Super.

    If someone you know has them then i'd suggest bringing them to a gunshop or range and they will dispose of them.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭ juice1304
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    They are for a nail gun.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 992 ✭✭✭ Bikerman2019


    juice1304 wrote: »
    They are for a nail gun.


    That would tie in with the history. A carpenter or builders workshop.

    Now, how to dispose of them....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,984 ✭✭✭✭ tuxy


    Give the local Garda station a call in the morning and ask them for advice.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 286 ✭✭ oldgit1897


    tuxy wrote: »
    Give the local Garda station a call in the morning and ask them for advice.

    “I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse.”
    ― Brendan Behan

    Drop them into a dealer, don't get the guards involved for gods sake.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 992 ✭✭✭ Bikerman2019


    oldgit1897 wrote: »


    “I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse.”
    ― Brendan Behan

    Drop them into a dealer, don't get the guards involved for gods sake.

    Unfortunately I could not agree more


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 286 ✭✭ oldgit1897


    I was in a Wurth hardware shop the other day, they had a display of winchester nail gun cartridges on the counter. I doubt any licence was needed to buy them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 158 ✭✭ Benny mcc
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    I have them on plastic strips for concrete fixings gun . Have them in till box, in work shop. Think I even have them on the floor of the van. Pick them up in builders providers. Think I got the last lot in the tool hire. If they'll fit in a .22 rifle and just shoot them till all gone maybe


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 286 ✭✭ oldgit1897


    Benny mcc wrote: »
    I have them on plastic strips for concrete fixings gun . Have them in till box, in work shop. Think I even have them on the floor of the van. Pick them up in builders providers. Think I got the last lot in the tool hire. If they'll fit in a .22 rifle and just shoot them till all gone maybe

    I don't think they would fit in a .22 rifle, they are 6mm i think. And i doubt it would be a good idea anyway, i would imagine they would operate at a far higher pressure than .22lr ammo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 158 ✭✭ Benny mcc
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    oldgit1897 wrote: »
    I don't think they would fit in a .22 rifle, they are 6mm i think. And i doubt it would be a good idea anyway, i would imagine they would operate at a far higher pressure than .22lr ammo.

    I've shot the .22 ones in rifle. Not much of a pop out of them. No resistance with them only blanks so not much pressure . Not to say you should just that I did


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  • Registered Users Posts: 449 ✭✭ Czhornet
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    Used in Hilti guns for fixing steel nails into concrete or steel, they are all colour coded, black is the strongest


  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭ slipperyox
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    isn't the WSM 17 based on a nailgun cartridge?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 992 ✭✭✭ Bikerman2019


    Thanks for the suggestions folks. I walked into my local garda station and explained they were found in a clearout. Yer man took them and I said I dont want a load of hassle for doing the right thing.



    So the official line is they were found in a ditch and there are no more....


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45
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    That would tie in with the history. A carpenter or builders workshop.

    Now, how to dispose of them....

    For future Ref.Soak with WD40 or drop into a container full of any lightweight oil or brake/transmission fluid overnight. Theywill be totally inert within 24 hours..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭ slipperyox
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    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    For future Ref.Soak with WD40 or drop into a container full of any lightweight oil or brake/transmission fluid overnight. Theywill be totally inert within 24 hours..

    how does the oil get into the primer? the crimp is also glued....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,984 ✭✭✭✭ tuxy


    slipperyox wrote: »
    how does the oil get into the primer? the crimp is also glued....

    You could use a blow touch or heat gun on it first to break down the glue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ solarwinds
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    tuxy wrote: »
    slipperyox wrote: »
    how does the oil get into the primer? the crimp is also glued....

    You could use a blow touch or heat gun on it first to break down the glue.


    That has to be a joke.


  • Registered Users Posts: 158 ✭✭ Benny mcc
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    tuxy wrote: »
    You could use a blow touch or heat gun on it first to break down the glue.

    Or a hammer


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,984 ✭✭✭✭ tuxy


    Benny mcc wrote: »
    Or a hammer

    Maybe but you need to try not to hit too close to the primer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45
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    slipperyox wrote: »
    how does the oil get into the primer? the crimp is also glued....

    You ever see what tranny or brake fluid does to a car paintjob?;) That stuff will penetrate anywhere,so that sort of glue is of no effect to it.. I actually find it better tansome oils to break loose rusted bolts. Belive you me it will inert ammo pretty well.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,984 ✭✭✭✭ tuxy


    Are you sure WD-40 will work? There has been extensive testing on centre-fire rounds and in most cases it has not deactivated the round.
    Rim fire is totally different then?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45
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    I cant say it will work 100% in all cases.
    But from personal experiance,the WD 40 did a nice job on a box of 6mm flobert BB caps I had saved.They really arent much different from blanks in powder composition or manufactur,just they have a 5mm ball on top.

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