Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Scooter22, Aug 25, 2022.
I have used them in a ruger blackhawk, not that accurate.
Might be good for malfunction drills.
They fire but won't cycle and the sealant around the bullet builds up in chamber.
So press the bullet in slightly to break the seal. Snap the tip off with your preferred method dump the powder out through the hole in slug. Drill out the hole large enough I can get my custom made j hook through the hole. Then raise it in press and use pliers on end of hook to pull the bullet out. You now have a berdan primed empty case.
Lotta work but primers are kinda high.
Or shoot them through a cheap gun and make sure the barrel is clear in case a piece of plastic gets stuck before going back to regular ammo.
Not worth the trouble yet.
Asked and answered right there. Primers are too scarce/too valuable to throw them away. The ammo itself is of no use or value.
If you knew what the powder was, the age of it, storage history, etc., you might reuse it, but otherwise...I'm thinking KY Ballistics "stick a thumb in it" on that idea.
Even with the salvaged primers, you run the risk of hang fires, partial ignition, squibs, etc. In fact, I would fire some in empty cases and see what your failure rate is.
My worry would be is the brass any different? Thinner or even a different material makeup. Would a "real" 9mm end up busting up the case with some bad results.
If you find that guy, send me his contact info; I've got a bridge in Brooklyn and some fantastic ocean front property in Arizona for sale.
I'd think an equivalent amount of 9mm would be a reasonable trade to a collector. Granted, that's assuming this stuff is relatively uncommon. Do we know how rare it is?
Good luck, I certainly would not mess with it to try and reload .Who knows if the Berdan primer is corrosive. To much work
How about the London Bridge in Arizona
Yep...it is real
Lake Havasu City. I used to live there.
Great lake for water skiing and fishing.
Lots of places to shoot within just a few miles of the lake, too
Offer an individual box or two on GB or somewhere, with detailed descriptions and all buzzwords, see what happens. If it doesn't sell or goes cheap then it's worthless. But it may be worth a lot.
People do snap up the plastic rifle training ammo, so I bet someone will want this weird stuff, and the weirder the better for ammo collectors.
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