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Old November 26, 2012, 11:59 AM   #7
Mike Irwin
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Dstryr's tin (the fuzzy picture) says "Primers for Metallic Cartridges."

They are not percussion caps, nor do they look like percussion caps.

My guess is that they are primers for brass shotshells given the other equipment that is there.

They date from before 1912, which is when Remington and UMC were combined.

The pliars type device appears to be for either capping or decapping shotshells.

The wooden dowel with the knob on the end is a tamper used for seating card wads in the shells.

There are a number of parts of the reloading set up that are missing.

Is there anything stamped or otherwise lettered on the capping tool?
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