I hope she likes them... Kudos to "obscura" for the idea.
First, I had to make the flowers by shooting the 1911 underwater. Again.
Then I soldered the "flowers" onto some "stems."
That might be the coolest mothers day gift evar..redneck style.
You could sell those. They’re gorgeous.
Thank you. I may look into this.
If you decide to sell these, be sure to let me know! VERY cool!!!
WOW!!! I would love those!!!!
I would love to know as well. I saw the pictures passed about on tumblr- they’d make some awesome wire jewelry I think!
Andrew, these are stunning. My girlfriend has a birthday coming up, I would love to buy three bullets without stems from you (paypal or check). I’m very serious and would need to do it within October, please let me know if you’re interested.
Absolutely, I am working on it now.
Thank you! I sincerely appreciate it! Just let me know once you’re ready and your price of course. We can hash out all the paypal details via email once you’re ready.
Seriously consider selling those … I make jewelry as a hobby and those would make awesome conversation pieces … not to mention my husband would get a kick out of them.
I came to say this.
Ammo as art! Epic! *two thumbs up*
Nice. Now sell them to some art gallery at a highly inflated price.
with some catchy artsy title, the “Beautiful Instruments of Death” or something like that
Encase them in a block of clear poly-carbonate resin, they would be an awesome desk toy / conversation piece. It would allow them to be handled without the lead or sharp edges being an issue!
I like this idea, just need to do it right so you don’t trap bubbles
I know lots of folks who would like to have something this cool sitting on their desks!
I agree, there are all kinds of cool things you could do with these for the purpose of selling.
Thanks for all of the information you post, and for spending your time doing it.
Been follwing your work for about a year now. First time communicating. Can any 1911 be fired underwater?
Is the barrel full of water when you are shooting in these photos?
I can’t say that every single one could, but this one works very well underwater, with no signs of damage (although some of the hotter .45 ammo has signs of excessive pressure on/around the primer area). Yes, I ensure that the barrel is completely flooded before firing.
Is this safe? is there any risk due to the pressure increase from the barrel being full of water? Seems to me that the weight of the water in the barrel would be like shooting a VERY heavy bullet, and would increase pressure substantially.
I like the pretty pictures, but don’t hurt yourself, and don’t wreck your gun.
You might want to examine the barrel just ahead of the chamber – check the outside diameter and compare to a factory barrel.
I suspect that there is an old timer out there who actually came up with a “safe” procedure for firing guns into or under water, back in some war or another, but I have no idea how to find him.
I’ve examined all handguns thoroughly and have yet to observe any dimensional changes or signs of damage. I don’t like this 1911 anyway, so if it blows up, oh well. Underwater, the damage from a kB to my hand would most likely be minimal (especially if you think about where the forces are going to go first – just look at the escaping air bubbles in the photo). I have already had a centerfire rifle and a SMG kB on me while shooting (above water). No big deal.
You could also look into making earings they sell similar things on etsy but not as cool looking
This is truly a piece of art. +1 to the guys who are saying you should sell these. They have kind of a deadly beauty to them.
How far did the bullets travel underwater?
Would love a little bouquet of these myself. Can yo make that pssible?
Encase in polycarbonate and sell, +x. I’ve always wondered why nobody did it commercially, especially considering the aesthetic appeal.
Would love to buy something like that if you decide to make them to sell!
also interested in purchasing these!
hahaha Now do them in silver and gold
What a unique idea! These are the kind of flowers I would love to get. This puts to shame, the .45 bullet I wear as a necklace.
Would love to purchase one!
Sir where can I get one of these, trade ya one of these for few new projectiles
shuld be easy to massproduce… hint: machine gun
I’m gettin married Oct 20th.. These would be beautiful to use for boutineers and in my bouquet. As my fiance is an avid hunter and our wedding is outdoors. You really should consider selling these beautiful one of a kind!!
Love the “flowers”. Are you planning to market these? I Love them and want some for gifts.
this is truly amazing in all aspects. love love love. i also want to purchase. especially the earing idea, or maybe bracelet. whatever you do with these in the future…brilliance at its best.
I want one.
Would like to purchase some of these for two or three women in my family.
They would love them.
These are beautiful.
Would buy it just like this for my wife and aunt, and jewelry for my wife and daughter.
Please let me know.
Hey, these would take care of the stocking stuffers (lol).
I’m seeing the flowers picture all over Poserbook now, someone even went to the trouble of removing the blog name from the central flower stem.
is it posible to bye some of them and doo you think they would go through customs? i’m from Denmark, Europe
Hello, I would be very interested in these for a bridal bouquet. Are you interested in selling me some? I am located in Australia! Thanks!
Mine did not turn out so well. Not only was there an inconsistency with expansion from nothing to in pieces, but also when it did expand it was never symmetrical. Did you find that particular projectiles worked better than others?
Well, did you try the type shown in the photograph?
I used Winchester SXT 230 gr .45. I will be using the Federal HST 230′s you have shown next. It was still an interesting time regardless, just not as fulfilling as I had hoped. I was doing it in the lake, so I also did not recover a few of them. Using a pool next time.
I used the HST’s, they came out beautifully. Thanks, Doc. I had one failure to expand, could have been a few different reasons.
These would make great Pins….or a smaller caliber for earrings……Plz e- mail if you decide to make some….I think you would have quite a following…
My fiance is a Marine and we have been trying to find something that screamed “him” for our wedding. Is there a way of purchasing some of your flowers?
I’m quite serious, I could do a payment through paypal or whatever else works with you the wedding isn’t until 8/16/14 So you would have a lot of time. Let me know if you would be interested.
Is there any chance I could buy some of these from you? I live in England but I’m more than happy to pay the P&P charges on top of whatever you want for them. I’d need them for June time preferably.
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