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Black Powder is a finely ground mix of charcoal, potassium nitrate, (anciently called saltpeter), and sulfur.
This powder looks a lot like Black Powder, although the grains are somewhat brownish in color, apparently ignites at temperatures somewhat higher than Black although not as high as Pyrodex, smokes a whole lot less than Black and leaves very little residue in the barrel.
The granules are fl, round, appear to be molded, ignites easier than Pyrodex, shoots at near Black Powder velocities but at lower pressures with a broader pressure curve, produces just a little white smoke and leaves the barrel much cooler to the touch after a series of shots than does Black Powder.
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 Maine Powder House - "Your Black Powder Source"
Swiss Black Powder guarantees the world's highest quality fl powder, as shown by several world records.
The quality of Swiss Black Powder is critically dependent upon a careful mix of sulfur and potassium nitrate with the finest quality charcoal.
Those who love history and fl powder shooting rely on the quality and tradition of Goex shooting powders.
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  Æ Aeragon - Black Powder
Black powder was known as gunpowder until its replacement by smokeless powder.
Powder makers found that it was best to make powder in a water mix and then dehydrate it because the results were more consistent and the process was much safer.
Powder makers found it to be somewhat safer to pulverize the charcoal and sulfur together and then crush the potassium nitrate in a separate operation.
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  Black Powder Solid Propellants
Black powder technically should not be called gunpowder because its use in rockets preceded that in guns.
In fl powder, saltpetre (potassium nitrate- KNO3) is the oxidiser, while sulphur (S), and charcoal (mainly carbon- C) are the fuel.
The fl powder was packed in a closed tube (probably bamboo) that had a hole in one end for the escaping hot gases, and a long stick as an elementary guidance (or stabilisation) system.
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 How much black powder
Black powder is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal and potassium or sodium nitrate.
Black powder is not the "stuff" inside a firecracker, nor that inside shotgun shells or cartridges unless their contents are stated as being "Black Powder".
Powder sold in cans is measured in ounces or lbs., and recommended fl powder loads for small cannon are measured in grains (a unit of volume).
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 United Nuclear - Black Powder Manufacture
Black powder is produced in large quantities commercially, and sold in small 1 pound containers, mainly for use in antique Black Powder guns.
Smokeless Powder is not to be confused with Black Powder.
Black Powder that is granulated and used for launching shells and salutes is called "Lifting Powder".
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 Black Powder
Black Powder was known and used in China and Europe as early as the 13th Century.
The effectiveness of fl powder as a propellant is due to the extremely rapid change in state from a small volume of solid powder to a very large volume of gas on ignition.
Black powder is a mechanical mixture of three chemicals, carbon, in the form of charcoal, saltpeter, or potassium nitrate, and sulfur.
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 Black Powder Notebook
For almost thirty-five years fl powder shooting and the many fascinating activities allied to it have been an important part of my life.
Hunting is my primary fl powder shooting interest, and most of my activities revolve around that, but historical reenacting, trekking and the study of life in this country in mid-eighteenth century get a fair share of my attention.
Black powder shooting is synonymous with muzzle loading shooting, with me, and there is only one ignition system worthy of serious consideration, the flint lock.
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 Black Powder Muzzleloader Traditions Thompson Remington Rifle
Black powder traditions 1860 colt army steel revolver.
Black powder traditions pa pellet.50 caliber flintlock muzzleloader.
Black powder cva optima 209 magnum muzzleloader combo.
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 Black powder rifle - Black Powder Cartridge Military Rifles
With the reintroduction of fl powder rifles, some manufacturers slightly modified, made a bit smaller, their chambers for certain calibers.
Black Powder Rifle and Carbine Reproductions - 1863 Sharps
Offers fl powder rifles, shooting bags, big bore kits, leather goods, powder horns and muzzle loading accessories for the hunter and shooter.
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 Black Powder Firearm Reproductions by IAR, Inc. - Black Powder Guns, Black Powder gun, Black powder, black powder ...
Black Powder Guns for collecting, shooting, reenactment and theatrical purposes are a major product line of IAR, Inc. We are a leading distributor of these historically accurate reproductions.
By faithfully replicating the appearance of their historical counterparts, our fl powder guns are found in many fine gun collections.
This is a streamlined version of the older 1851 Model Navy revolver, and is one of the most attractive and perhaps the finest of all Model fl powder percussion handguns ever made.
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 Black Powder :: Online Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Black Powder strength of evidence of effectiveness corresponds directly to the strength of recommendations (e.g., strong evidence of effectiveness corresponds Black Powder an intervention being strongly recommended, and sufficient evidence corresponds to an intervention being recommended).
Black Powder that work in general and that are well-matched to local needs and capabilities and then Black Powder those interventions Black Powder are vital steps for reducing tobacco use and ETS exposure.
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 history of black powder - gunpowder history
Black Powder is what kept the settlers alive on the frontier some fifty to a hundred miles from their primary settlements.
Vital to their life, Black Powder was instrumental in providing the game they ate, in warding off the ever-increasing number of savage attacks, and even to start the life saving fire of the wet woods traveler.
Black powder continued to be used in military revolver cartridges for quite some time, as there were great stocks of these.
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 Black Powder
Black powder will rarely hurt a gun...certainly it didn’t hurt Stewart’s 45, though I do remember him taking a real long time completely striping the gun and cleaning every part inside and out.
I have fired fl powder in a number of guns over the long years since that time...Pyrodex which is supposed to be a fl powder substitute has a little more energy and is advertised as being cleaner.
This by the way was the most accurate of the fl powder loadings....though the P-Pyro 45 Colt load came close to it.
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 Blackpowdergun.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Black powder fouling cannot be completely eliminated; however, with proper management it can be managed to give minimal interference.
Managed properly, however, fl powder fouling ceases to be a major detriment to the enjoyment of shooting muzzleloading rifles.
The general use of fl powder was in muzzle loaders in which much of the fouling is scrubbed from the bore during loading, especially in patched round ball guns.
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 Black Powder & Muzzleloading / Home
This site is about fl powder, gunpowder, fl powder substitutes, their use as a propellant for muzzleloaders and muzzleloading.
The Parrott fl powder projectile employed a sabot made of wrought iron, brass, lead or copper and was attached to the projectile base.
It was the inventors and innovative thinkers of the 19th century that added dependability and accurate distances to all fl powder guns.
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 Black Powder Cannons
This fl powder cannon comes with solid Mahogany carriage and all steel hardware and is made to last a lifetime.
Only 60 to 90 grains of fl powder is all it takes to send a golf ball nearly as far as you can see (300-400 yards).
Black powder (Gunpowder) A high quality, free-flowing gunpowder ideal for use in muzzle-loading firearms and cannon, in fireworks manufacture, and for blasting.
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 Getting Started - NRA Black Powder Competition Shooting
NRA Black Powder Target Rifle competition allows any safe original, modern production or custom variety fl powder rifle to be fired in matches at distances of 100 to 1,000 yards.
There is also a special category for Black Powder Military rifles that have not been altered from their original configuration.
Sporting grade fl powder or Pyrodex¨ may be used and, in breech loaded ammunition only, 20% of the powder charge may be smokeless powder.
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 Powder Inc. (Black Powder Order Form)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sale of Black Powder is regulated by the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms division of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Pinnacle looks like fl powder, loads like fl powder and can be used like fl powder in all fl powder firearms.
The sale and shipment of fl powder in the US is governed by U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) regulation, and each sale is recorded.
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 Ol' Buffalo Muzzleloading Guide
Dispose of deteriorated powders according to recommendations in The Properties and Storage of Smokeless Powder ­ SAAMI Reprint #376-2500, which is published in some handloading guides or available from NRMA.
Black powder (a mechanical mixture of 75% potassium nitrate [salt peter], 10-11% sulfur and 14-15% charcoal (by weight)) or a fl powder substitute such as Pyrodex.
One shooter found that, for him, the optimum powder charge for a round ball is approximately equal to ball diameter X 2 X rate of twist.
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 Black powder (Gerald L. Hurst; Arno Hahma; John De Armond; Norman L. Reitzel; Steven R Faber; Martin L. Van Tiel)
Black powder is conductive unless treated, at least to high voltages.
The graphite powder is >>there to act as a conductor so that the charges bleed off to the >>conductive container that the powder is in when it is being tumbled.
There is another safer method to make powder that isn't quite as good, but good enough for cannon powder, where you add alcohol to a hot solution of the ingredients to precipitate out the KNO3.
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 Black powder bonus Shooting Industry - Find Articles
Never before has the fl powder shooter had such a range of guns and gear to choose from.
The fl powder shotgun is well-represented, with choked models that shoot good dense patterns.
The Black Belt Bullet blends two factors: slightly under bore size diameter for easy loading, plus a fl plastic base cup to hold the missile where it belongs, down on the powder charge, rather than creeping upbore as the rifle is carried in the field.
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 Black Powder Cannons
This fl powder cannon comes with solid Mahogany carriage and all steel hardware and is made to last a lifetime.
Only 60 to 90 grains of fl powder is all it takes to send a golf ball nearly as far as you can see (300-400 yards).
Black powder (Gunpowder) A high quality, free-flowing gunpowder ideal for use in muzzle-loading firearms and cannon, in fireworks manufacture, and for blasting.
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 Howstuffworks "How Fireworks Work"
They consist of either fl powder (also known as gunpowder) or flash powder in a tight paper tube with a fuse to light the powder.
The fuel is charcoal and sulfur, as in fl powder.
The mortar might be a short, steel pipe with a lifting charge of fl powder that explodes in the pipe to launch the shell.
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 Black Powder reloading and shooting supplies. Home of The Black Powder Cartridge News magazine and archives.
For all information regarding the Black Powder Cartridge News click
for a complimentary issue of The Black Powder Cartridge News.
Constructed of fl linen and printed in gold.
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 Black powder, - Black Powder and How to Make it. For use in Black Powder Firearms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Black powder is conductive unless treated, at least to high voltages.
Today, as in the 1800’s, the experienced fl powder shooter is looking for a very special It’s the perfect companion to a Lyman fl powder rifle.
Black powder is used as a propellant for bullets, as well as for fireworks and rocketry.
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 Black Powder Shotgun Shells
That means that whatever charge of whatever kind of smokeless powder is in there is supposed to produce the same shot velocity as with so many drams of fl powder.
Powder Density I made a cylindrical powder measure with a depth of 1.000 inch, a diameter of 1.128 inches, and a volume of one cubic inch.
Modern smokeless powder is advertised as 'progressive burning' giving 'lower recoil' and 'low flame temperature'; fl powder has none of these modern advantages.
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 Black Powder Sizing
Black powder ("BP") is used in ejection charges.
This is caused by either having too large a parachute compartment inside the rocket, or not using the right amount of fl powder in a reloadable motor.
R is the combustion gas constant, 22.16 (ft- lbf/lbm R) for FFFF fl powder.
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 Black Powder
During the late 1800's the most prominent fl powder cannon makers were Ives, Stevens and Kenton.
Just a few grains of fl powder is all that is required to provide a loud "pop".
There are numerous other fl powder cannon, ranging in size, styles, and materials.
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