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When I started reloading back in the 1970s my favorite primers were Alcan brand and I loaded them almost exclusively. My competition firearm back then was a Colt Gold Cup National Match which I shot up 11,000 rounds (practice & competition) with that gun; all reloads, and never had a single stoppage for any reason. Most of those reloads used Alcan primers. What ever happened to Alcan?
 
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Looks like they were bought by S&W/Fiocchi in the 70s and they discontinued the Alcan name by 1980.

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Thanks for the response and the link. Subsequent inquiries indicated that the factory in Sweden (where the primers were manufactured; I actually remember seeing that on the boxes) had a fire or explosion and was never rebuilt.
 
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I still have Alcan 209's in the basement!
 
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