Inspect the primer for rust and corrosion (see Figure 2-6). Make sure that the primer is flush with the base of the
cartridge case (see Figure 2-7). If there is rust or corrosion on the primer or if the primer is not flush with the
base, set the round aside for disposal. The primer is sensitive to heat and friction, and any attempt to remove rust
or corrosion could cause the filler to ignite.
Figure 2-6. Inspecting the Primer for Rust and Corrosion.
Figure 2-7. Checking the Position of the Primer in the Base of the Cartridge Case.
Inspect the body of the cartridge case for dents, scratches, rust, and corrosion. Remove any rust or corrosion
with steel wool or sandpaper. Minor dents, cuts, or scratches are acceptable if they do not expose the propellant
or distort the cartridge case. If the rust and corrosion cannot be removed or if there are major dents, cuts, or
scratches on the cartridge case, set the round aside for disposal.