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Making black powder?


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#1 Dirt Pyle

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:13 AM

Wow, there was a lot dust I had blow off in this forum!!!

I just read an article in the current chronicle about making homemade black powder. Has anyone tried this? How did it go?


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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:49 PM

Used to make it when I was in high school. Not real good results until I made my own formula, then big booms.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:43 PM

I tried it earlier in life also.  It “worked” after a fashion.  I loaded about 20 grains of  it into my 51 C&B Navy.  Force in a .36 Cal ball, greased the front of the cylinder with Crisco and put a cap on.  Carefully rotated the cylinder, fully cocked the firearm.  The cap went POP.  The powder started a FSSSSSSSSSS type noise then a BANG.  We watched the .36 cal round ball mosey down range at about 200 FPS that defied the law of gravity for about ˝ second.
Found it easier to buy the stuff.  The bullets went faster too.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:56 PM

very tiny paintbrush??

#5 dd

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:25 PM

I tried it when I was a youngster. It worked all too well but at the wrong time!
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:41 PM

Good thing the statue of limitations is up for all you would be mad bombers!!

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

If GOEX, etc can't make black powder without blowing the whole place up every few years why would anyone even think about making their own??

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:42 PM

View PostE Z MUNNY, on Jan 26 2009, 09:29 PM, said:

If GOEX, etc can't make black powder without blowing the whole place up every few years why would anyone even think about making their own??

Don't know about anybody else but I was young and stupid. I did learn fast, though, after nearly setting fire to my friends house. Now I'm just too lazy to do it. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

Gotta chisel the dust layer off this topic and brag. Today was a culmination of a weekends work and I think it is totally cool.

Over the weekend i made black powder (a little more than 1/2 lb. ), pounded out 100 primers and rearmed them with matchheads, cast 210gr J/P big load and assembled 100 rounds using a 35gr load and homemade lube. (Paraffin, vasoline & STP).

Loaded 100 rounds.  (As well as 4 shotshells. )

Well, today I fired them.  Awesome. Chrono said about 840 for the revolvers and 920 for the rifle. Lots of smoke, sparks and boom. Better than I expected.

But, now that I have done it I will just buy it.  :-)

Edited by HossTrader, 21 May 2013 - 07:45 PM.





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