US Primer, Percussion, M82

 

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Description

This primer is used to initiate burning of propellant charges in separate loading weapon systems.

The primer consists of a cylindrical brass case with an extraction flange which contains a plunger in the base, an ignition element, and a container loaded with 22 grains of black powder. The plunger has an integral striker and is activated by the breech mechanism firing pin, The ignition element is threaded into the primer case forward of the striker and contains a percussion primer. The primer contains primer mixture and an anvil, and is sensitive to impact from the plunger. The black powder container is also threaded into the case with the open end toward the ignition element. This end is sealed with a paper disk to prevent seepage of black powder granules,

See Also

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Source(s)

TM 43-0001-28, Artillery Ammunition (chg 11, 2003)

TM 9-1300-203, Artillery Ammunition (1967)