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#3246969 - 08/22/09 primer making machine  
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Not long ago there was a CCI press release stating that the company has just put into production two new primer machines. Does anyone know what that machine might be? Who makes them (suspect Chinese)? How they function? Thanks for any help...


When a column of troops under Lt. Col. Francis Smith moved into the countryside to collect arms and munitions gathered by the patriot militia, hostilities erupted at Lexington and Concord on Apr. 19, 1775.

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#3247056 - 08/22/09 Re: primer making machine [Re: TheBigJonson]  
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What do they do??????



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a primer making machine manufactures primers...


When a column of troops under Lt. Col. Francis Smith moved into the countryside to collect arms and munitions gathered by the patriot militia, hostilities erupted at Lexington and Concord on Apr. 19, 1775.

#3247145 - 08/22/09 Re: primer making machine [Re: TheBigJonson]  
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Don't know who makes them, but they clearly are a custom-made proposition as the market for primer making machines is about zero.

If what I read in Ammunition Making by Frost is still true, the machines work on large plates with precisely located holes (like steel pegboard) to punch out hundreds of primer cups at once. Primer composition is hand spread into matching plates and the resulting pellets are then pressed into the cups. Subsequent steps are foil application, lacquering and anvil placement. It's mostly the handwork of making the pellets that sets the production cycle.


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#3248462 - 08/22/09 Re: primer making machine [Re: TheBigJonson]  
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Originally Posted by TheBigJonson
a primer making machine manufactures primers...


Is this for the private reloader????



#3248764 - 08/23/09 Re: primer making machine [Re: TheBigJonson]  
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Originally Posted by TheBigJonson
Not long ago there was a CCI press release stating that the company has just put into production two new primer machines. Does anyone know what that machine might be? Who makes them (suspect Chinese)? How they function? Thanks for any help...
Originally Posted by Huntz
Originally Posted by TheBigJonson
a primer making machine manufactures primers...


Is this for the private reloader????


no


When a column of troops under Lt. Col. Francis Smith moved into the countryside to collect arms and munitions gathered by the patriot militia, hostilities erupted at Lexington and Concord on Apr. 19, 1775.

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I see the confusion now. No, they are not offering a machine for the hobby reloader to make his own primers.

The CCI news release says that they bought two machines to add to their production line and those machines are now in operation.


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#3249079 - 08/23/09 Re: primer making machine [Re: RockyRaab]  
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Originally Posted by RockyRaab
Don't know who makes them, but they clearly are a custom-made proposition as the market for primer making machines is about zero.

If what I read in Ammunition Making by Frost is still true, the machines work on large plates with precisely located holes (like steel pegboard) to punch out hundreds of primer cups at once. Primer composition is hand spread into matching plates and the resulting pellets are then pressed into the cups. Subsequent steps are foil application, lacquering and anvil placement. It's mostly the handwork of making the pellets that sets the production cycle.


Frost was heavily influenced by plate technology which was and is quite labor intensive...that's true. 20 years later labor is cost preventative and the safety factor is of much greater concern. I believe there is a much greater demand for a primer machine than is thought...there are lots of third-world militaries that would benefit from a government plant using such a machine...I just thought someone here might know where they come from. I guess China...


When a column of troops under Lt. Col. Francis Smith moved into the countryside to collect arms and munitions gathered by the patriot militia, hostilities erupted at Lexington and Concord on Apr. 19, 1775.

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Not surprised that primer making has advanced.

Could we call it plate tech-tonics?


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#3249106 - 08/23/09 Re: primer making machine [Re: RockyRaab]  
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or Chinese Fortune Crookies...


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