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Old November 25, 2012, 10:31 PM   #6
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
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Those are percussion caps, not primers for metallic cartridges. What looks like a drop of solder is tinfoil put in to waterproof the cap.

The measure could be used with either powder or shot, and the other tool looks like a load starter for a muzzle loading shotgun. (The wad and shot were loaded, then the load started until it was past the muzzle and the ramrod could be used.)

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