Well yeah, but look at all the cool toys you're missing out on like the priming flask above.Wouldn't the need for any sort of priming powder be eliminated by the use of percussion caps before the mid 19th century, not to mention the widespread use of cartridges way before the late 19th century?
It doesn't say they were used in any quantity of instances, only that their use was suggested.Interesting quote that leaves no doubt priming horns were used in the mid 18th century. I did go back and check to be sure that I reported correctly what the article I read stated, and it did say mid to late 19th century. When I was in graduate school, I remember a professor saying that enough research on any subject will prove your point. This is certainly a case in point.
Sounds like a recent discussion with my urologist.I generally prime from my main horn. I load with 3f.
I found with the coarser powder, less is more. A half full pan is noticeably slow. I put just enough that if evenly spread (which it isn't) it would just coat the entire bottom of the pan.
I do have a small antler hollowed and plugged that hold some more 3f. Small hole, no plunger, so it is easier to control when hands are cold while hunting. I found when it is just barely light and my hands are cold, it is very easy to dump too much powder in/on the pan from my main horn.