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Old 09-13-2018, 03:26 PM
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Okay, I messed up. I wanted to check some primers so I primed some brass and fired it, model 25-2. (45 ACP) The primer backed out enough so I can not rotate the cylinder. Trying to figure out what to do, being very cautious to not scratch anything. Nothing seems to be obvious. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Okay, I messed up. I wanted to check some primers so I primed some brass and fired it, model 25-2. (45 ACP) The primer backed out enough so I can not rotate the cylinder. Trying to figure out what to do, being very cautious to not scratch anything. Nothing seems to be obvious. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Strike cyl with rawhide hammer or nonmaring deadblow while holding the latch back.

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John323 is a genius. I, on the other hand, am not. Thanks.
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You can drill the flash hole in a few brass to 1/8". Then the primers won't back out. Do NOT use these brass for loaded rounds, may cause excess pressure. Primed brass will take a lighter strike to fire than loaded rounds with the same primers. I don't know why.

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Take a rod that will fit inside a 45 acp case , a few inches longer than barrel.
Drop the rod down the barrel and into empty case .
Tap on rod to reseat the primer. This is like seating a primer with a Lee Classic Loading tool ...whack-a-mole style.

Repeat for each primer, effectively reseating all that backed out.
A couple light taps will do it don't get all Magilla Gorilla on it .

Ta-Dah...easy as pie !
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Great advice. THX

Reloading has rules/guidelines that produce reliable ammo.
Reacting to issues that occur safety and thoughtfully can often be steered.

Load five of six unprimed for trigger practice..... snap caps for the five would work.
When the gun locks up I say.... you broke my gun!!!

Same with throwing in a crimped case and watching their reactions when hand priming.
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Please hold the latch forward in the open position!
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You can drill the flash hole in a few brass to 1/8". Then the primers won't back out. Do NOT use these brass for loaded rounds, may cause excess pressure. Primed brass will take a lighter strike to fire than loaded rounds with the same primers. I don't know why.
If you drill out the primer pocket mark the base in some way so you donít inadvertently load the case with a regular load. I drilled out some .45LC cases several years ago in this manner to shoot wax bullets in the basement during the winter. I marked the base by scoring the base with a file. A permanent mark to let me-and anyone else know something is different about that case.

BTW, the wax bullets work great. Melt some canning wax into a tin foil tray and while the wax is still warm press the open mouth of the primed case into the wax. The primer produces enough force for 15-20 feet.
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John323 is a genius. I, on the other hand, am not. Thanks.
While that may get the cylinder open, it also opens the door to damage of important parts. The rod down the barrel to reseat the primer is the correct way to proceed.
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