Identify this firearm-related image


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CNYCacher
January 2, 2007, 10:32 AM
This is just a fun challenge, see if you can guess (or know) what this is!
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=50324&stc=1&d=1167751733

If no one gets it I will continue to post increasingly zoomed-out images until it is obvious what we are looking at! :D

hint: specialized equipment was necessary to create this image, so this point of view of the object is not something you are likely to have seen, but it IS a common object. ;)

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repsychler
January 2, 2007, 10:36 AM
Don't laugh at me if this is a dumb guess...but is it the front of a rifle bolt and the firing pin hole?

jac714
January 2, 2007, 10:37 AM
Looks like the flash hole for the primer on the inside of a cartridge case.

XLMiguel
January 2, 2007, 10:40 AM
Flash hole in a cannon?

CNYCacher
January 2, 2007, 10:44 AM
Looks like the flash hole for the primer on the inside of a cartridge case.

Man, that didn't take long at ALL! :D

Good job, jac714!

Here are the rest of the images:

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=50328&stc=1&d=1167752527

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=50329&stc=1&d=1167752547

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=50330&stc=1&d=1167752558

By the way, that is a 7.62x54R, brass casing.

Mikee Loxxer
January 2, 2007, 10:56 AM
Ugh, I hate Berdan primed cases. They just ooze wastefulness.

CNYCacher
January 2, 2007, 11:25 AM
Is two non-centered flash holes vs one centered flash hole the reason why berdan primed cases are not reloaded (as widely?), because it is easy to push out a boxer primer due to it's centered flash-hole?

Smokey Joe
January 2, 2007, 11:53 AM
CNY Cacher--You got it! There IS equipment that will pull Berdan primers, but it is rare and consequently expensive, and besides that even with the proper equipment, it's relatively a hassle. Then you have to get new Berdan primers, which are likewise rare and consequently expensive. (Dimensions aren't the same as the Boxer primers we are familiar with--natch!)

And Boxer-primed cases are available for any cartridge you'd care to name. Therefore, why bother reloading the Berdan ones.

It's a humorous historical note, that Mr. Boxer was an Englishman whose invention of a priming system was scorned at home, so he took it across the ocean to America, where it was embraced as the standard system. While Mr. Berdan was an American, whose invention of a priming system was scorned at home, so he took it across the ocean to Britain, where it was embraced as the standard system. :)

CNYCacher
January 2, 2007, 12:09 PM
Thanks, I always wondered what the difference between the two was.

It's a humorous historical note, that Mr. Boxer was an Englishman whose invention of a priming system was scorned at home, so he took it across the ocean to America, where it was embraced as the standard system. While Mr. Berdan was an American, whose invention of a priming system was scorned at home, so he took it across the ocean to Britain, where it was embraced as the standard system.

Similarly, the last time I was tailgating at a Buffalo Bills game, we were parked next to a van load of Canadians who were drinking Budweiser. We Americans were drinking Labatt's of course. :D

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