a ring with an attitude


max popenker
February 28, 2007, 06:05 AM
well, this stuff was designed and small production batch ordered by several local (Russian) gun-guys.
I'm still thinking on which one to order...
the ring itself is silver, the "decoration" is a cut-of base of original cartridges. Price in Russia is about US $100, but I'm not sure if you can order it from overseas...
Still, i guess any jeweler can made you similar thing using your favorite brass ;)

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Dr. Dickie
February 28, 2007, 06:26 AM
Those are great looking Max.
That's an unusual pin strike mark on the .45, what gun was that shot from?
Personally, I like the one with the red 7.62 x 54R.

February 28, 2007, 07:01 AM
Nifty! I don't wear jewelry much myself, but I may have to get one of those for the rare occasions that require me dressing up. Is there a URL that they sell those from? And do they make them to fit size 15 fingers?

daniel (australia)
February 28, 2007, 07:39 AM

I've seen similar here. They do look "striking";)

Dr Dickie

Looks like a Glock pin strike to me.

max popenker
February 28, 2007, 07:40 AM
Cybrludite, unfortunately there's no URL - it was a private order, sort of group-buy for members of a large Russian gun internet-forum.
Also, i suppose shipping precious metals over borders could involve a lot of troubles with Russian customs.

Dr. Dickie
February 28, 2007, 08:08 AM
Looks like a Glock pin strike to me.

That's what I thought Daniel. They got Glocks in Russia? Good gosh, those plastic pistols are like the Borg!

Ragnar Danneskjold
February 28, 2007, 09:33 AM
That's what I thought Daniel. They got Glocks in Russia? Good gosh, those plastic pistols are like the Borg!

You mean ruthlessly efficient and near impossible to destroy? :neener:

Desk Jockey
February 28, 2007, 12:31 PM
Those do look pretty cool. But I bet the TSA would confiscate them if you tried to wear one through an airport.

February 28, 2007, 12:36 PM

My jewelry is minimal, but oddities do appeal.
A niche market waiting to happen.

I want a .308 one!

March 1, 2007, 01:59 AM
Anyone know a jeweler with a sense of history and humor?

I can think of a number of folks that need one of these.

March 1, 2007, 09:57 AM
I'm in for the .45... Very cool stuff.


March 1, 2007, 10:09 AM
That is a great idea...who can do these? I wear a wedding ring only, but one of those might change my mind. Now, how many guys are going to need multiples, and wear the correct ring with the caliber of the CCW of the day?:D

March 1, 2007, 10:16 AM
Heh, heh. I'd wear one as a wedding ring. To commemorate the actions of swmbo's father.:eek: heh heh.:D

White Horseradish
March 1, 2007, 11:50 AM
Heh, heh. I'd wear one as a wedding ring. To commemorate the actions of swmbo's father. heh heh.Does that mean yours will be in 12ga? :neener:

March 1, 2007, 12:06 PM
I'll take a .45 unfired ring...

March 1, 2007, 12:13 PM
Orvis has made a leather belt for some time with 12G brass heads as decorations on it.

Personally, I'd rather see them as tie tacks because I shan't be wearing another ring.

March 1, 2007, 01:31 PM
You need to replace the primer with a diamond :)

March 1, 2007, 01:38 PM
The bling version!

March 1, 2007, 03:26 PM
hmmm... using brass cases, it shouldn't be TOO hard to replicate...

If people are really interested, I'll ask my sis about doing some: she's a silver-smith...

March 1, 2007, 03:38 PM
Flip the stamp and one could make a proper impression :evil:

March 1, 2007, 08:49 PM
ok... sis likes the idea. Not sure how fast we can get to it: she's makin stock for the summer. The more folks interested in 'em though, the more likely she is to make 'em...

Nomad, 2nd
March 1, 2007, 08:59 PM
I don't wear rings... they might scratch my guns!:D

March 1, 2007, 09:13 PM
Now, I just need to find some brass with the Molon Labe headstamp...

I bet I could make one of those. I'd probably go stainless, though, 'cause I like industrial jewelry.


What are primer cups made out of? Straight copper?

March 1, 2007, 10:17 PM
Gonna agree - the .45 looks like a Glock firing pin hit it.

March 1, 2007, 10:24 PM
"Is that your class ring?"
"Yes. Class of .45 ACP."

March 2, 2007, 12:35 AM
I'd consider one in .40S&W that would be a cool ring.

March 2, 2007, 12:58 AM
I would like to have one also in either .45acp or .308. Strings if your sister decides to get enough interest and make some I'm in for one.

March 2, 2007, 01:18 AM
Anyone know a jeweler with a sense of history and humor?

my mother is a silversmith. i bet i could get em made for alot less than 100 bucks each, if i made a lot of them. problem is, if its only a few of em then the price is ridiculous. the mold to cast the rings isnt cheap unless you make a ton of them.

March 2, 2007, 02:49 AM
as soon as I have some kind of firm numbers, I'll start a new thread about it. Gonna be a bit though: LOTS of other things in the pipe first...

The wax shouldn't be hard at all. But as rustymaggot said, getting just a few made jacks the price. I'll see if I can't get a wax worked up in the next couple weeks (rusty, if your mom wants to run with it, go for it)...

March 2, 2007, 01:53 PM
I would also be interested. Maybe one in 44mag. :D

What kind of price range are we talking. Around $100?

March 2, 2007, 02:25 PM
I've got a jewler near me who basically said that they can create ANYTHING. I'll see if I can get some prices. I know I want one...

March 2, 2007, 02:45 PM
I'd be down for one in .357 sig or .40 S&W.

Or maybe .45ACP would be a better size. I'd have to think about that.

I would order one if the opportunity was present.

March 2, 2007, 02:54 PM
How about a rotating belt buckle?

Here's the link:

Some interesting stuff here.

Brian Williams
March 2, 2007, 04:43 PM
I would like one with an unfired, but disabled primer, 357 mag case inlaid, not cast in silver.

March 2, 2007, 07:09 PM
What I'm thinking of would be something with the ring body in silver, with a brass casehead soldered in. Unfortunately, I am NOT gonna mess around with trying to disable an unfired primer. Calibers I already have availabe to use are: .45acp, .45 Colt, .44AMP, .38spl, .357 mag, 9mmP, .380, 5.56mm, and .30-06...

Others could be done, but someone would have to send me brass to use...

March 3, 2007, 12:00 PM
im in the process of researching how much it would cost to make these. they would be sterling silver rings with the real cartridge face, not silver mold of it, and i would be able to do them with undented, inert primers.

out of curiosity, what size ring would be the most popular here?

March 3, 2007, 12:09 PM
id be in for a 7.62X54r and could easily send some cases

i dont know my ring size, but does the term "small girly hands" mean anything :(

March 3, 2007, 01:09 PM

the issue is that i would either have to make a ring from scratch to send to the casters to have blanks to set the emblems in, or order a blank ring and mod it and then send it to be replicated. id have to have a mold made for each size. rings can easily be made larger a little, but not much.

a start would be to go down to a jewelry shop and have your finger measured.

March 3, 2007, 04:02 PM
If someone get's this going , I'm in . Would like to use brass from my own though .

March 3, 2007, 04:09 PM
I would be interested in one in 30-06 or 5.56.

Brian Dale
March 3, 2007, 05:50 PM
armoredman,Now, how many guys are going to need multiples, and wear the correct ring with the caliber of the CCW of the day?No, no, no. Remember:

"You're wearing the shirt...OF the band you're going to see?


...Don't be that guy." </PCU>

:neener: :evil:

March 3, 2007, 11:07 PM
oh man PCU!

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March 4, 2007, 12:03 AM
My question is whats wrong with a bunch of guys getting together and throwing some meat?

March 4, 2007, 01:27 AM
Put me down for one in .357 mag. How soon are you going to need the ring sizes?

March 4, 2007, 06:46 PM
well, since its so much work for each size, id want to know what the most common size would be and do that. seems like 357 magnum is pretty popular. and i found size 10-1/2 ring blanks in a style i think looks good. so unless people speak up about what size they need then ill probably pursue the size 10-/12 and go for the bezzle size for the 357 mag. ill have to cut a different size bezzel for each cartridge, unless some are the same, for example, i think 30-06, 308, and 762x39 share the same diameter cartridge base, am i correct?

March 4, 2007, 09:41 PM
10-1/2 is my ring size. :D

357 mag is good.

March 4, 2007, 11:27 PM
.45 ACP!!!!!

March 5, 2007, 02:44 AM
Rusty: I think I've got a way of making a universal ring, that would accept most pistol sizes (and many rifle). Give me a lil' bit to work on it?

March 5, 2007, 05:09 AM
This is a little side note, but still on the main focus. If you are looking for some other cool gun jewelry check out M&A Parts' website. They have earing with 9mm and 45acp case heads on em. Another idea that i have been thinking about asking my jeweler to do is 45acp case head cufflinks. just my .02


March 5, 2007, 10:01 AM
How about gold plating the casehead? And can i get one in 7.5x55?

Brian Williams
March 5, 2007, 01:51 PM
size 12 1/2 ring blank at a local jewelers that would fit a 357 case head was $42, plus $20 to solder the case head in.

March 5, 2007, 02:06 PM
I would definitely buy one of those if they were available in the $80-$100 range.

March 5, 2007, 06:30 PM
ive been practicing slicing the headstamps off old cartridges. no problem. having a lathe makes this stuff easy.

ive got two wax rings ordered from the casters so i can shape them and make sure they are perfect before having them cast.

as far as costs, i cant guess yet but i hope to be able to make the rings well under 100 bucks each.

ive found bezels i believe will fit for pendants in the size for 30-06,308,762x39, 357mag, 38spl. the good news about the pendants is that if the pre-fab setting works out the costs will be quite reasonable.

unfortunately no standard bezel seems to exist pre fab for 223 or 30 carbine.

strings, feel free to pm me about ideas.

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