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Old 05-06-2009, 12:00 PM   #11
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Thx guys....surprisingly someone PMed me this link on youtube of someone reloading primers... Again was just a thought vs implementation. Wanted some thinkers and any old timers to chime in.


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primers are currently $31/1000 here.

Id definately sell em for 40/1000.

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Had to pay $50, otherwise I could not shoot this weekend....bummer.

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You can checkout Ammosmith.com where he has a two(2) part video using the strike anywhere kitchen match tips. It takes about 12 match tips to work OK.

I will also quote you from a US Army Technical Manual (page 44):

IMPROVISED MUNITIONS HANDBOOK
TM 31-210 Department of the Army Technical Manual
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAR OFFICE
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

"Section III
No. 5
REUSABLE PRIMER
A method of making a previously fired primer reusable.
MATERIALS REQUIRED:
-------------------
Used cartridge case
2 long nails having approximately the same diameter as the inside of the
primer pocket
"Strike-anywhere" matches - 2 or 3 are needed for each primer
Vise
Hammer
Knife or other sharp edged instrument
PROCEDURE:
----------
1. File one nail to a needle point so that it is small enough to fit through
hole in primer pocket.
2. Place cartridge case and nail between jaws of vise. Force out fired primer
with nail.
3. Remove anvil from primer cup.
4. File down point of second nail until tip is flat.
5. Remove indentations from face of primer cup with hammer and flattened
nail.
6. Cut off tips of the heads of "strike-anywhere" matches using knife. Care-
fully crush the matches tips on dry surface with wooden match stick until the
mixture is the consistency of sugar.
CAUTION: Do not crush more than 3 match tips at one time or the mixture may
explode.
7. Pour mixture into primer cup. Compress mixture with wooden match stick un-
til primer cup is fully packed.
8. Place anvil in primer pocket with legs down.
9. Place cup in pocket with mixture facing downward.
10. Place cartridge case and primer cup between vise jaws, and press slowly
until primer is seated into bottom of pocket. The primer is now ready to use."

I hope this helps out,

Doug

PS: Be sure to clean your weapon after using this method thoroughly!!!

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Wow....guess Army has it all worked out!!

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Maybe it's time to stock up on No.11 Percussion caps and several pounds of black powder....because that will be the next shooting sport that gets hit.

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I suspect hand loading primers in "the day" may have been done, however, methods, tools and materials would have been much different. What may have been "run of the mill" supplies then could no longer be duplicated in the same manner and then there is the toxicity problems that didn't seem so important back then. Antique machinery parts that have to be custom made typically cost more than it's worth. Primers are likely the same. It would be fascinating to know more about how they did do these things.

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it is not lead stefinate any more nor is it mercury.plus what your considering is KNOWN AS MAKING EXPLOSIVES.I dont know who made primers as I never heard of it.but I have heard of making bombs with match heads and it never ended good.the gov puts those manuals out for underground fighting.and mostly to get a gun from the enemy.thats why flintlocks lasted so long.this seem to be an ongoing project by people who have a suicide mentality.

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You can checkout Ammosmith.com where he has a two(2) part video using the strike anywhere kitchen match tips. It takes about 12 match tips to work OK.

I will also quote you from a US Army Technical Manual (page 44):

IMPROVISED MUNITIONS HANDBOOK
TM 31-210 Department of the Army Technical Manual
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAR OFFICE
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

"Section III
No. 5
REUSABLE PRIMER
A method of making a previously fired primer reusable.
MATERIALS REQUIRED:
-------------------
Used cartridge case
2 long nails having approximately the same diameter as the inside of the
primer pocket
"Strike-anywhere" matches - 2 or 3 are needed for each primer
Vise
Hammer
Knife or other sharp edged instrument
PROCEDURE:
----------
1. File one nail to a needle point so that it is small enough to fit through
hole in primer pocket.
2. Place cartridge case and nail between jaws of vise. Force out fired primer
with nail.
3. Remove anvil from primer cup.
4. File down point of second nail until tip is flat.
5. Remove indentations from face of primer cup with hammer and flattened
nail.
6. Cut off tips of the heads of "strike-anywhere" matches using knife. Care-
fully crush the matches tips on dry surface with wooden match stick until the
mixture is the consistency of sugar.
CAUTION: Do not crush more than 3 match tips at one time or the mixture may
explode.
7. Pour mixture into primer cup. Compress mixture with wooden match stick un-
til primer cup is fully packed.
8. Place anvil in primer pocket with legs down.
9. Place cup in pocket with mixture facing downward.
10. Place cartridge case and primer cup between vise jaws, and press slowly
until primer is seated into bottom of pocket. The primer is now ready to use."

I hope this helps out,

Doug

PS: Be sure to clean your weapon after using this method thoroughly!!!
I have been making my own primers with this method for a month and a half and I do fire real lead with them.


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Sorry for the double post. I didn't catch the fact that it had to be looked at by a mod first. Please delete this one too when you get a chance.

edit: why did this post show up. Now I look like a real dork!

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