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avogunner
09-18-2018, 12:04 PM
I picked up a bunch of primers recently at an estate sale. By "bunch" I mean over 2k of various types. Over half were of this vintage. I see no reason not to use them either...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180918/fa2605650e13529b9747e350afd6ce02.jpg

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Mytmousemalibu
09-18-2018, 12:44 PM
Save that packaging if you do! Cool stuff.

RED BEAR
09-18-2018, 12:49 PM
I HAVE USED SOME VERY OLD PRIMERS WITHOUT ANY problems. I HAVE MORE PROBLEMS WITH CHEAP ONES THAN OLD ones.

Grmps
09-18-2018, 12:51 PM
Load a couple primers from each batch into empty cases and try them in your backyard before you load live ammo. (they sound like a cap gun)

Poygan
09-18-2018, 02:31 PM
I bought some Winchester small rifle primers in the wooden tray in the 1970s. Was told folks used them to substitute for small pistol primers in WWII. I have used most of them and have yet to have any not fire. Was told on this forum that there is no collector value for the primers but maybe the empty boxes?

upnorthwis
01-17-2019, 04:31 PM
Do these primers have any collector value or do I just use them? The trays are sealed and would have to be cut to open them.234144

StratsMan
01-18-2019, 03:22 PM
I have much older Rem primers that have no collector value... some folks are interested in the packaging, however... you can send that via USPS, unlike the primers... I'd shoot 'em.

OS OK
01-18-2019, 05:38 PM
These came via an estate sale too through my smith...I went in last Tuesday to p/u 1K LRP's and came out with 23.4K LRP's instead. Lucky day.

https://i.imgur.com/KNaiwYy.jpg

Earlwb
01-19-2019, 12:02 PM
Nice find. Congratulations. Yes do use the primers up. Save the boxes as those may have collector value. Basically a old primer looks like a new primer so one cannot tell old from new. Thus not much value to the primers, but they likely still work just fine.

d'Artagnan
03-29-2019, 06:07 PM
I am, of necessity, an expert in equating lot numbers to the day of production. I am very interested in what lot numbers are on your Federal primers.

ozarkeod
05-21-2019, 05:49 PM
I have maybe 30-40 primers left in my last box of Winchester-Western Staynless primers out of a brick I bought in 2003 at yard sale. Can't remember a single misfire out of these from time I bought them to last week's shooting. Always heard primers need a little humidity to function.