USN 1902 B.L. Primers
Original 1902 Copper box of Breech Loading Combination Primers for USN guns of the period. The box is 3 1/2 by 5 inches. Only the lid remains, the bottom part of the copper box is missing. Wood block complete and will hold 24 primers. At this time there are 10 primers, 9 are complete, one is empty. Each primer measures approximatley 3/8 inch diameter and is 2 inches in length. Typical headstamp; 1902, 6, PE There are other dates, 1901 and 1903. Original paper label still in good condition and very readable. Ordnance Department, Navy Torpedo Station, Newport, RI.