30-06 Military Black Primer


#1

Hello,

I came across a black primer on what appears to be a military ball round round with a headstamp F A 29. I dont think is is a reload. I have been looking through Wooden’s book; but, I am not able to find any black primers on a ball round, just a dummy round. Any help, Please?


#2

Hello Joe

You should move your question over to the General Discussion forum since that is where most questions are asked and answered.

But, what you probably have is a cartridge where the dark primer seal lacquer was applied extra heavy and covers the entire primer. That, and a natural darkening of the brass due to age, very likely makes the primer look as though it is black.

Here’s one where the sealant covers half of the primer.

Ray


#3

Thank You Kindly Ray. I dont know how i got lost posting that question. I dont do it that often. I’ll pay more attention next time. Take Care, joe