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Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« on: January 11, 2017, 21:15:31 »
Hello everyone  :)

Thank you for taking the time to read this post! I have been looking for a military Drill Cane with a .50BMG tip, and a 20mm handle. I live in Toronto and have had absolutely no luck finding any!

I need one similar to this http://www.sheba-imports.com/Pace_sticks.html
I cannot buy one from there because they only sell in batches of 6... I was also thinking of making one myself but I cannot find any inert .50BMG or 20mm casings. The struggle is real!

If anyone has any tips that would be amazing. Thank you!

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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 21:25:46 »
Buy six, sell five, and yours is paid for.

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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 22:01:12 »
The company you mention in your post is located in London Ont. And from the title of your post I assume you are in Toronto.  Perhaps contact the company and ask if you can go in person to buy a single drill cane.  The restriction on having to buy six may be because they mail order.  If you drove to London you might be able to buy just one from them
London is only a two hour drive, not far. Give them a call they may be accommodating.
Just a thought.
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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 08:38:17 »
I was also thinking of making one myself 

This may help,

PACE STICK AND DRILL CANE CONSTRUCTION 
http://forums.milnet.ca/forums/index.php?topic=48870.0
2 pages.

See also,

Pace Sticks and Drill Canes 
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php?topic=4346.25
3 pages.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 16:16:48 by mariomike »
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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 11:35:47 »
Further to my last, have you checked with any of your fellow CWOs in 4 Div or 32 CBG, either for a bulk buy or alternative sources?

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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 14:02:21 »
Cartridge cases are recovered on the range when fired in training and returned to the Supply System, but it is not re-used.  Once it is certified free from explosives, it is sold for scrap, so there is a lot of this stuff out there.  It often shows up in military surplus stores.  You just have to look for it.  Surplus stores in the US often have a better selection of stuff in general than the ones in Canada.
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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 21:21:40 »
Cartridge cases are recovered on the range when fired in training and returned to the Supply System, but it is not re-used.  Once it is certified free from explosives, it is sold for scrap, so there is a lot of this stuff out there.  It often shows up in military surplus stores.  You just have to look for it.  Surplus stores in the US often have a better selection of stuff in general than the ones in Canada.

Canadian brass had better not show up in surplus stores. It is supposed to be crushed, mutalated or otherwise rendered useless before being sold as scrap.

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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 08:10:01 »

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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 08:48:35 »
Please note bullet 4 in the specifications:

"Casings must be de-militarized as per specifications".

As I have witnessed the process first hand, it means they must be crushed, shredded or other wise rendered into a condition where they don't resememble brass any longer.

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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 09:07:50 »
SKT,
Can you tell me where you read that part? I can see the statement that says:
"•Spent casings have been demilitarized to required specifications"

But if I was a buyer, I'd take that to mean that it has already been done, and I'd be getting what was in the pictures.



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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2017, 09:39:11 »
The lots that I have seen go up for sale were shredded first in a giant, well, shredder.

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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2017, 11:33:07 »
The lots that I have seen go up for sale were shredded first in a giant, well, shredder.

Hmmf...what would an air force guy know about ammunition?



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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017, 10:37:21 »
Please note bullet 4 in the specifications:

"Casings must be de-militarized as per specifications".

As I have witnessed the process first hand, it means they must be crushed, shredded or other wise rendered into a condition where they don't resememble brass any longer.

"De-militarized" does not mean shredded/mutilated beyond recognition.  It simply means dismantled and rendered unusable as a weapon.  We most certainly do sell brass in its cartridge form, AFTER it has been certified free-from explosives.  We don't have the facilities to do what you have described to every empty cartridge case we produce.

Furthermore, surplus stores in Canada don't limit themselves to Canadian military surplus.
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Re: Where to buy Drill Cane with .50 BMG tip in Toronto
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2017, 11:18:37 »
Maybe try the kitshops in Petawawa.. or the RCR Battle school in Meaford...
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