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22nd May '16 9:33:07 PM PaulA
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* Silvered weapons, mostly blades, feature in ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' as one of the few guaranteed ways to harm a vampire. (UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is originally known as Silver Knife.) Silver bullets also make an appearance; in one of the books' many {{Shout Out}}s they're called "[[Series/TheLoneRanger the Reid design]]".

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* Silvered weapons, mostly blades, weapons feature in ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' as one of the few guaranteed ways to harm a vampire. (UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is originally known as Silver Knife.) Silver bullets also make an appearance; These include silver bullets; in one of the books' many {{Shout Out}}s they're called "[[Series/TheLoneRanger the Reid design]]".
14th May '16 9:08:03 PM nombretomado
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A solution that comes up surprisingly rarely is silver-''jacketed'' rounds, coating a lead projectile in a shell of silver in the way regular bullets use copper. This would increase the mass of the bullet while decreasing the amount of silver you need per round (and since the silver jacket could be quite thin, its hardness would be unlikely to impair the bullet engaging the barrel's rifling), but the manufacturing process isn't something a VampireHunter could MacGyver in their garage.

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A solution that comes up surprisingly rarely is silver-''jacketed'' rounds, coating a lead projectile in a shell of silver in the way regular bullets use copper. This would increase the mass of the bullet while decreasing the amount of silver you need per round (and since the silver jacket could be quite thin, its hardness would be unlikely to impair the bullet engaging the barrel's rifling), but the manufacturing process isn't something a VampireHunter could MacGyver {{MacGyver|ing}} in their garage.
29th Apr '16 3:20:44 PM CTtropper2013
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* Some bullion dealers offer silver cast in various ammunition sizes. Ranging from as small as a .45 APC (which weighs 1 troy ounce) to as big as a 30 mm shell (which weighs 100 troy ounces). However in contrast to the above examples, the bullets and shells bullion dealers sell are solid silver and are non functioning as they lack any sort of propellant and suggests that buyers don't intentionally use them as actual ammunition.
6th Apr '16 2:09:03 PM pwiegle
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* In ''{{ComicStrip/Monty}}'', Moondog turns into a werewolf, but is cured when the beer he drinks turns out to be a Coors Light Silver Bullet (rather than the Coors Extra Gold he ordered.)

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* In ''{{ComicStrip/Monty}}'', Moondog turns gets turned into a werewolf, but is cured "killed" when the beer he drinks turns out to be a Coors Light Silver Bullet (rather than the Coors Extra Gold he ordered.)
5th Apr '16 5:37:54 PM pwiegle
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* In ''{{ComicStrip/Monty}}'', Moondog turns into a werewolf, but is cured when the beer he drinks turns out to be a Coors Light Silver Bullet (rather than the Coors Extra Gold he ordered.)
27th Feb '16 4:33:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[TheHowling Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf]]'' subverts this trope and reveals that silver bullets don't always kill werewolves, they just incapacitate them for a while. The real metal of choice when dealing with werewolves is titanium. Silver bullets work just fine against young werewolves (as shown in the first film in the series), but ancients like Stirba are immune to silver, which is where the titanium comes into play.

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* ''[[TheHowling Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf]]'' ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'' subverts this trope and reveals that silver bullets don't always kill werewolves, they just incapacitate them for a while. The real metal of choice when dealing with werewolves is titanium. Silver bullets work just fine against young werewolves (as shown in the first film in the series), but ancients like Stirba are immune to silver, which is where the titanium comes into play.
11th Feb '16 7:25:09 AM phantomreader42
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Another solution would be a shotgun with shells packed with silver shot; this, too, is seldom used, but would be even easier than silver-jacketed rounds to make.

A SubTrope of SilverHasMysticPowers.

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Another solution would be a shotgun [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] with shells packed with silver shot; this, too, is seldom used, but would be even easier than silver-jacketed rounds to make.

make (and no rifling issues since shotguns don't have rifling in the first place).

A SubTrope of SilverHasMysticPowers.SilverHasMysticPowers and DepletedPhlebotinumShells.
25th Jan '16 4:41:52 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:213:Even werewolves, vampires and undead [[HorrifyingTheHorror quiver in fright]] when faced with these things.[[note]]Why the ''cartridge casings'' also need to be made out of silver, no one knows.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:213:Even werewolves, vampires and undead [[HorrifyingTheHorror quiver in fright]] when faced with these things.[[note]]Why the ''cartridge casings'' also need to be made out of silver, no one no-one knows.[[/note]]]]



* In the 1981 movie ''TheLegendOfTheLoneRanger'', the titular solitary range-rider uses silver bullets because ''they improve his aim.''

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* In the 1981 movie ''TheLegendOfTheLoneRanger'', ''Film/TheLegendOfTheLoneRanger'', the titular solitary range-rider uses silver bullets because ''they improve his aim.''
15th Jan '16 1:07:40 PM Scorpion451
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See also WeaponOfXSlaying for slightly more metaphorical silver bullets.
17th Dec '15 6:06:47 AM Bissek
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* In the ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' anime, Alucard uses silver bullets against other vampires; after a while, he is given a new gun which uses mercury ("quicksilver") bullets. Since mercury has about the same density as lead, but is a liquid, the effect it has upon striking a body is quite horrific (it practically explodes).

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* In the ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' anime, Alucard uses silver bullets against other vampires; after a while, he is given a new gun which uses mercury ("quicksilver") bullets. Since mercury has about the same density as lead, but is a liquid, the effect it has upon striking a body is quite horrific (it practically explodes). In the final volume, Seras kills the Millennium werewolf known as The Captain with a silver ''tooth'' (Which was implied to have been taken from the skull of a concentration camp victim fifty-odd years earlier).
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