Brass Pipe Nail?

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johnmosesbrowning

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I really love the simplicity and functionality of a basic pipe nail as both tamper and scoop, but I hate the lack of any weight to it. I'd love a nice pipe nail made of solid brass or even copper (which would be nice, but still not a lot of weight). Aluminum are all I see on the web. Any ideas?

 

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yuda

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I've heard of other people doing this and I've had the idea of using a .308/7.62 cartridge for this purpose. Might eventually get around to it.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Interesting idea. I'll second the motion on the simplicity and functionality of the pipe nail. I have a couple of other tools, nicer, but the nail mostly nails it. Because they're inexpensive they almost never get lost. One did fall, bounce, and get away, but it's in the room somewhere and it's sure to show up.

 

chilly65

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Nov 13, 2018
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I really like the idea of using a brass hinge pin. Just need to find one that is brass, and not brass plated metal. I will start looking for one.

Thanks.

 

weedsnager

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Jun 30, 2015
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johnmosesbrowning- no, that wasn’t me

Chilly65- railroads used to put date nails in railroad ties for record keeping purposes

 

jrbjr

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Mar 6, 2019
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There is a gentleman in Russia that I found on eBay. Nice weight, made of brass. He's improved it since I bought one last year the tamper now is a bit wider, not much but enough to help b I'll look for his contract info, pm me if interested. I will say shipping took like three weeks.

 

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