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    Latest stupidity from the other side of the pond.

    Just an answer for my own case and why I'm writing this ... It is not a lack of knowledge of the law (very complex in France) or a total disinterest to never use certain products and in this case modern weapons and metal cases and also to have strictly no attraction for these things and to...
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    Latest stupidity from the other side of the pond.

    Yep, for us it is only 2Kg of black powder.... :( About the munitions I don't know what we can have, don't care a bit in fact, because I don't fire metal-cartridge guns, I don't like it. I ear one time guys saying that the wheigt of powder cannot exceed 2K (powder of cartridges included) : we...
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    Latest stupidity from the other side of the pond.

    It's exactly like that: The EU government (and mainly France) cannot abolish black powder weapons because there are too many in circulation and buying and selling them is absolutely free (for France only, the freer country on this subject). On the other hand, the central government in Brussels...
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    IAB Sharps Gardone

    The pictures are not nice but my phone is old and my PC had a small breakdown and I took a picture of my screen . These are the two kinds of Pedersoli brass tubes: the "Classic" and the "Modern", they go in the same gun but the bullets are different and that's what explains the difference...
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    Titanium Cannon

    I thought you knew he was a retailer in the French town of Montargis. - Artillery.Shop - Artillery Gun Manufacturer/ - Monsieur Alexandre Coratella (Montargis, 45200) : siret, TVA, adresse... Activity start date: 01/01/2020 Siren code: 438998569 Address: 53 rue du Général Leclerc 45200 Montargis...
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    Italian Made Guns

    The 1860 is may be the best Colt, not only for accuracy, but it is a beauty very comfortable to hold, nice and good gun... For the Italians I hope too that they can make again arms quickly, for them first because that will be a good signal and for us after... The situation, like your I guess, is...
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    Titanium Cannon

    I don't want tell you again what we have answer you about that canon the last past week on the french forums, I'm not here to carry the problem over the pond... My personal opinion is like Zonie's opinon, and you, you know that the proto is only a proto that will never fire and could be...
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    Rehardening my frizzen

    Can't put a sole on?
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    Euroarms Colt Navy Revolver Replacement Nipples

    This isn't necessary at all, the Pietta's are going on the Euroarms cylinder :
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    Rollin' My Own.......

    Pure saltpetre (KNO³), you can get it here as food additive : https://www.amazon.com/HUMCO-263794001-Potassium-Nitrate-Shape/dp/B0773N1CLG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=salpeter&qid=1586377763&sr=8-1
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    Remington 1858 questions.

    You just have to make a supersaturation of KNO³ in te water. When the Saltpetre begins to not dissolve in the water the mix is good. Put the paper in the bath and let it dry on a flat and non-absorptive surface, never let the paper suspended like a drying cloth: the water will drain your...
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    Using a smaller Minie ball.

    I don't see a solution in this case: if the .575 " Minié is wrapped, you get a ball well over the .578". You could do it with a double calibration of the .575" and a wrapping after this operation, but there would still be the problem of the thickness of the paper: it must be very thin to make...
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    Rollin' My Own.......

    There is no confusion between "Traction" and "Friction": with tea filter paper, the cartridges are stronger: the cartridges do not tear as easily as with coffee filter paper. Give it a try and I think you'll see for yourself...
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    Rollin' My Own.......

    The tea bags are made of non-woven paper, moderately pressed between the rolls and very resistant to traction and they burn very well, not the coffee filters which are made of a kind of paper that looks a bit like porous cellulose that retains too much KNO³ and they do not resist to traction . I...
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    Rollin' My Own.......

    For pistol and revolver, tea bags I guess, but for rifle (Sharps 59) paper Kraft nitrated like what I do when I don't do the cartridges in flax tissue, I don't really believe in coffee filter paper it is not strong enough: 500gr of lead for the bullet ... 😰
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