Fiocchi Primers


#1

I’m wondering what these primers were for. I would venture Shotgun, but I’m not certain. Thanks, Bruce.


#2

Shotgun primers, they are not allowed to pack them that way anymore so must be more than twenty years old.


#3

Fiocchi “Berdan” type Short battery cup Shotshell primers.
The anvil is incorporated into the battery cup pressing, rather than a separate anvil like Modern Battery cup primers ( “Boxer” design).

This design has gradually gone out of fashion ( although some S&B have still been made with it in the last 10 years.) Was normally used in Paper shotshells, but also some early plastic.

I have a similar can of this type primer. More like 40 years old.

Regards, Doc AV

AV Ballistics.


#4

Thanks Vince and Doc. This is how they came packed per 1000. The end caps have no writing or identification, just manilla colored paper. Cheers, Bruce.