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    Boolit Mold snipecg21's Avatar
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    Old primers ?

    I recently acquired a box of western, improved, non corrosive primers, in battery cups, for smokeless powder. These are No.3 primers. Anyone have any idea what these were for and age ?

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    Boolit Buddy Gtrubicon's Avatar
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    Northern ca
    Can you post a picture?

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    Battery cups are/were used to reload shotgun primers.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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