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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLaROCHE View Post
    Is it true that Berdan primers don’t have a built in anvil and use the casing as the anvil? Can someone explain more about how that works. It’s the first time I’ve heard about this.
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    No I don't mean to modify boxer cases to use berdan...that would be quite a feat!

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    On some cases, it's not as hard as it sounds.

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    Drill and tap the centered flash hole. Install a threaded anvil. Then drill a small flash hole on both sides of the anvil.

    This could be done by somebody with lots of skill and time, and nothing else to do.
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