Bad news: I went by the Ardmore Academy, asked if they had gotten any primers lately. Clerk said, "Got some large pistol yesterday, sold them all" Good news: Clerk looked in the shipping box that was still on the counter, there were about 25 loose primers in the box. He put them in a plastic bag and gave them to me. I put them in my jacket pocket and was very happy about my big score. Bad news: Wife washed the jacket. Good news: I let the primers dry overnight, pressed one into a .45 Colt case, loaded it into the conversion cylinder of my '60 Army, pulled the trigger. Primer went "POP" and flame exited the barrel.