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What are they?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by nursetim, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. nursetim

    nursetim

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    IMG_3798.JPG IMG_3799.JPG IMG_3800.JPG IMG_3801.JPG IMG_3802.JPG IMG_3803.JPG I found these in my father's knick knack box. I think I know what they are. I'm interested to read what y'all think they are.
     
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  2. ronin.45

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    Look like Gyrojet projectiles that hit something solid.
     

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  4. nursetim

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    I can't figure out why my father had these. While not rabidly anti-gun, never was a hunter or shooter.
     
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    Did he like James Bond? They had been used in "'You Only Live Twice".


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    Don't worry, those were never used by hunters or shooters. Just an interesting footnote in failed fiream design.
     
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    I wonder if they are worth anything? No sentimental value for me.
     
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    I am sorry but dont have a clue what they are.
     
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    I have to agree with ronin.45 on this. tom.
     
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    Google gyrojet.

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    Firearmfanatic The Enabler Silver Member

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    Thanks!
     
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    Interesting. I was not familiar with those. I can see how it would have made for an interesting zip gun.
     
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    Gyrojet soon as I seen them.
     
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    Saw my first one in the 60's in my father's pawn/gun shop. Should have had him put it back for me until I was legal.

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    This is why I love GT. If its gun related you can always find the answer here.
     
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    they look like Gyrojet projectiles as has already been mentioned. They may be worth a few bucks to a Gyrojet collector but not worth as much as a round that was intact or if they had some kind of documentation to go with them concerning where they were fired and what caused them to be deformed like that.
     
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    Tim, were you correct? Did your father ever talk about where they came from?

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