nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Making silver bullets

Recently, I was given the homework of building some silver bullets. Mercy is supposed to cast her own, and we needed to work through the process. I've cast my own lead bullets -- how hard can it be? As it turns out, the high melting point of silver would ruin conventional bullet molds, it's far too hard for a normal resizing die, and achieving the precision needed for bullet making would be difficult with the methods usually employed for making silver jewelry. In short, silver bullets aren't nearly as easy to make as we had supposed. Suddenly a minor detail in the book has me calling machine shops, silver founderies and our resident circle of hard-core reloading friends. Stop and imagine these conversations for a minute:

From, the website of Patricia Briggs, writer of intelligent fantasy which isn't nearly as well known as it should be.

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