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    Boolit Bub schutzen-jager's Avatar
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    vintage primers

    found these at estate sale of son of former Raritan Arsenal employee - any info appreciated - vintage ?
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    Greetings,

    Since the box specifically mentions "Black Powder", I believe these primers are made of Copper.

    Not sure if the priming compound is Mercuric.

    A great addition to your collection!

    Cheers,

    Dave

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    Nice, I was expecting to see some 40 year old CCIs...not quite what you have!
    Take a kid to the range, you'll both be glad you did.

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    thanks for the replies -they are brass + not copper - used a magnifying glass + found a faded Oct. 1878 patent date - not a collector , but an accumulator that is running out of space + time
    never pick a fight with an old man - if he is too old to fight he will just kill you -
    in this current crisis our government is not the solution , it is the problem ! -

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    If the label states "black powder" then they post date the introduction of smokeless powder, probably post 1895-1900. Before there were two kinds of powder, smokeless and black, black powder was simply referred to as "powder".

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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