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  • d'Artagnan's Avatar
    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.
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    03-29-2019, 06:01 PM
    Russia's intervention in Ukraine caused U.S. sanctions which stopped the import of its Berdan primers to the U.S. Russia's Marom Berdan primers were sold under several different brand names; PMC, PPU, and TulAmmo. There are other makers but nobody...
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    03-29-2019, 05:40 PM
    Check out my thread "Speer primers" on the International Ammunition Association forum https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t/speer-primers/30322. The lot number 1-36 means Speer's 36th run of large rifle primers. The M in 200M stands for Military....
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check