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The Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences$115.00 – $184.00Edited by Caitlin Pakosh
The primer is a disc-shaped piece of metal fitted to the bottom of the cartridge case. It contains a chemical mixture that ignites when struck by the firing pin. This travels through the flash-hole, igniting the main propellant charge.