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Captndan

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I have found that making powder charges using aluminum foil is a pain in the ass. So I got some small cotton bags the right size to hold the charge. The cotton is much thicker than I had in mind. I know the prick will puncture the bag with a little effort but I'm wondering if the fuse will find the hole. Maybe a friction primer would be better. What do you think?
 

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I ‘has’ no idea, but…
When bags were used I understand they would prick the bag, then prime with powder.
nthe gun was fired with a match or later flint lock
I don’t know how it would react to a fuse.
 

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I ‘has’ no idea, but…
When bags were used I understand they would prick the bag, then prime with powder.
nthe gun was fired with a match or later flint lock
I don’t know how it would react to a fuse.
 

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The black powder charges on battleships were held in silk bags.
 

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No projectile. Got the powder bag at a pawn shop in Waikiki.
 

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No projectile. Got the powder bag at a pawn shop in Waikiki.
After some years of reading about "Brown Bear's" challenges trying get black powder to Alaska, I'm going to assume that you live in Hawaii, and not ask any questions.
 
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