So based on all the information, I decided definitely not to fire the mark VIII's. I had hoped I could salvage the bullets and/or brass.
Not only are the cases Berdan primed but the bullets are so incredibly tight, they are destroyed upon removal and the process of yanking the bullets even broke my shellholder!
So now I have have 29 emergency rounds, for when the SHTF. Unless anyone would like to take them off my hands?
Last edited by SwampYankee; May 9, 2009 at 01:36 PM.