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    What are these ?

    Old shop clear out, these were in a tin. Seem to be some kind of anvil for old black power shooters.

    Baz

    https://i.imgur.com/3zIXpqm.jpg
    Oh to be back plinking on the African plains.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benelli B76 View Post
    Old shop clear out, these were in a tin. Seem to be some kind of anvil for old black power shooters.

    Baz

    https://i.imgur.com/3zIXpqm.jpg
    They are anvils out of centrefire ammunition primers.

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    They must be antique ones then? All the ammo I reloaded with Boxer primers never had an anvil like these chunky heavy ones, and Berdan ones have the anvil as part of the case.

    Baz
    Oh to be back plinking on the African plains.....

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    Shape and size makes me thing shotgun primer anvils.
    Likely rather old, new one have a pretty distinctive shape but they've very similar.

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    You used to buy them with the primer cup seperate then fix them to gether before reloading, mainly Eley sure fire.
    Have a few left over from late 40s.
    snarepeg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duomatic410 View Post
    You used to buy them with the primer cup seperate then fix them to gether before reloading, mainly Eley sure fire.
    Have a few left over from late 40s.
    I've got a few pots of the old primers sans anvils. Life is strange.
    DesG
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