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Old 09-28-2017, 06:48 PM   #1
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I was browsing through a thread on another board (I am not a member)

Anyhow, the discussion was about unaccountable discharges. A poster made an off-handed comment stating manufacturers were having consistency problems while making ignition primers. circa mid 90's.

In 1995, I was nearing completion of my apprenticeship in a machine shop. Reloading and, primers was not something I was interested in at that time.

Could someone here offer insight into the issues manufacturers were having at that time? It is of great interest to me and I would appreciate any and, all insight I can get.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:42 PM   #2
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mid 1890's

my guess was either he or something touched the trigger

or the sear was worn/honed enough (or dirty enough) that the jar of setting down set it off
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No, he (the poster) was referring to a cartridge that spontaneously discharged while stored in the magazine of one of his friends guns, while hunting. No explanation for it.

Google reveals CCI was 'suspected' of material variances in their primer cups. (rifle primers) I'm also aware of some issues Remington had at one time but, I've not found anything indicating a pervasive, wide-spread issue circa mid 1990's across manufacturers. (i.e., stab-primers, small pist / Large rifle, et al)

I knew it might be a shot-in-the dark that someone might recall 'something' considering my question surrounds an issue that seems to crop up from time to time (bad lots) and the fact it was a good number of yrs ago.
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I read the same post and have a hard time believing what happened the way it was described. That would be saying a shell could go off just sitting in the box or on the counter. If it did go off in the mag, something else had to be in there and the gun jarred. JMHO
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I read the same post and have a hard time believing what happened the way it was described. That would be saying a shell could go off just sitting in the box or on the counter. If it did go off in the mag, something else had to be in there and the gun jarred. JMHO
I don't disagree but, stranger things have happened. Primers are an often overlooked component. The gentlemen in the thread eluded to suspect ignition material (in the primer) as a possible variable during production, at the time. That piqued my interest.
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