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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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How to neutralize box of 209 primers

While a buddy and I were shooting in my T\C in-line and his Traditions in-line and using my existing box of 209 primers, we discovered that my 209 primers.....that are likely ten years old.....gave about a 20% "no bang" rate. So, because this happened in two completely different firearms, we determined the primers are old and not reliable any longer.

So, I have about 150 of these 209 primers and am asking if anyone knows how to neutralize them so I can toss 'em.

I've read where oil, wd-40, water would only provide a temporary neutralization....or they will come back to life!!

Any experience with this?
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put them in motor oil for a while
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just throw them in a camp fire, and STAND BACK
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put them in motor oil for a while
That should work but tests have shown that some reactivate after they dry out. It depends on the particular priming compound.

Since you only have 150 the campfire suggestion would work. I've done it and never noticed anything flying around after they went bang. You do get a loud "pop".

If you put them in the fire you can be pretty sure they are made safe. If you soak them and trash them then you lose control and you don't know for sure that they were properly disposed of and won't hurt someone down the line.
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Thinking the fire thing should work, but being that a heavy strike by the firing pin is usually needed, not 100% sure. If me, I would first call Customer Service at the manufacturer.
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Go out on the back porch and fire them. Good practice, same as dry firing, only you get a pop. If you have one that doesn't go off, then try it a couple of time more, then into the trash.

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Go out on the back porch and fire them. Good practice, same as dry firing, only you get a pop. If you have one that doesn't go off, then try it a couple of time more, then into the trash.
For some reason.....I think this may be exactly what I do.
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lay em down, primer side up and whack em with a hammer film it for the JackA-- tv show







DONT DO THAT...if customer service doesnt have an answer, toss em in the fire one at a time. dont toss another until the first one pops.

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if no answer from customer service , call your local police , they might know a local explosive firm that could get rid of them safely for you
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call your local police , they might know a local explosive firm that could get rid of them safely for you

Wait until you get that bill!!
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