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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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    Battery cups are/were used to reload shotgun primers.
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    The internet says they are shotgun primers. I think they are pre 1950 primers.

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    I remember back in the 60's, reading about recharging shotgun primers by replacing the battery cup in the primer, using the anvil and outside cylinder. Was supposed to save a lot of money on shotgun primers but did require multiple steps to rebuild the primers.

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    I'm ignorant on this subject but love to learn new things. Any links?

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