Thread: I got a Rossi
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Old August 31, 1999, 11:19 PM   #6
Mal H
Join Date: March 20, 1999
Location: Somewhere in the woods of Northern Virginia
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Along the same lines, I had some a few primed 44 Mag cartridges and I wanted to change the primer, for what reason I can't remember. This was not a test, I just wanted to remove the primers which you can't do safely if they aren't fired. Since I hate to clean the soot out of my gun after a primer only firing, I thought I would chuck them in a vise and hit them with a center punch and hammer right over the anvil. Taking all safety precautions, and then some, of course. Well, it amazed me how hard it was to get them to go off. It's also amazing how reliable the gun hammer/firing pin is in setting them off each and every time. It became obvious to me that it's the speed of the blow as well as the force and position that counts.
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