loose primer identification (Read 251 times)

randay

loose primer identification
« on: January 23, 2023, 12:25:31 PM »
I have a dozen or so loose primers, is there a way to tell pistol from rifle?

ren

Re: loose primer identification
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 12:47:43 PM »
« Last Edit: January 23, 2023, 07:10:02 PM by ren »
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Re: loose primer identification
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 12:59:45 PM »
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randay

Re: loose primer identification
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2023, 05:21:11 AM »
small primers so i guess theres no way to tell, maybe ill just load them in some 38 spl.

Rocky

Re: loose primer identification
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 10:39:07 AM »
small primers so i guess theres no way to tell, maybe ill just load them in some 38 spl.
Load 1 and inspect, it may seat high.
Fire it (no powder/bullet).
Rifle primers are a bit "harder" to avoid slam fires and may not fire in a pistol.
I know from PE after reloading almost 1,000 9mms with rifle primers that would not fire in my pistol but would fire in 9mm PCC (see my old post regarding "anyone got a 9mm PCC")
A hammer fired revolver may be different.
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randay

Re: loose primer identification
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 11:52:05 AM »
Load 1 and inspect, it may seat high.
Fire it (no powder/bullet).
Rifle primers are a bit "harder" to avoid slam fires and may not fire in a pistol.
I know from PE after reloading almost 1,000 9mms with rifle primers that would not fire in my pistol but would fire in 9mm PCC (see my old post regarding "anyone got a 9mm PCC")
A hammer fired revolver may be different.

yeah i was thinking 38 so i could put it in a revolver. but sounds like you just gave me a reason to finally get a pcc.  :shaka: :shaka:

drck1000

Re: loose primer identification
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 01:12:59 PM »
yeah i was thinking 38 so i could put it in a revolver. but sounds like you just gave me a reason to finally get a pcc.  :shaka: :shaka:
Uzis are also quite good with harder (military) primers.  Had some 9 mm a while back that would only function reliably in an uzi.   8)

Rocky

Re: loose primer identification
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 05:13:34 PM »
yeah i was thinking 38 so i could put it in a revolver. but sounds like you just gave me a reason to finally get a pcc.  :shaka: :shaka:
Sorry  :oops:
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randay

Re: loose primer identification
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2023, 06:51:42 AM »
Sorry  :oops:

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