Re: Deactivating primers?
First, find someone near you that reloads and borrow a bullet puller. Pull the bullet out then pour the powder out. Then drill your hole. Once you have that done I wonder if you could put on some goggles and gloves and heat the primmer up with a match?
Better still when you find the person near you that reloads just get him to make one up for you without any powder. I would offer to make one and send it too you, but I don't have anything besides 45 ACP.
I own 4 pistols, a 995 and a 12 ga SxS, the most expensive of which is my $200 Hi Point carbine.