- Aug 11, 2021
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- North Shore, MN
So cool, this one I knew. The device is similar to mortar but contained as to propel a plug to a certain measurable height based on the energy of the powder! I think I haven’t seen or heard this word in over 35 years!
Okie, I just loo at the pictures you posted, I guess it looks like a pistol with a wheel to measure the strength. For some reason I remembered been like a mortar, so I stand corrected.
Of the BP substitutes that I have used with my cap and ball Pedersoli Kentucky Pistol (bought it in 1969), the "777" was the one I liked. Hot water works for all of them but you have to scrub a bit with the Pyrodex to get it clean and it fouls more than the 777. Pour a little water on the 777 and it will just about slough off. Hit it with Windex and it will slough off. I was also able to get the 777 to work every once in a while in my longrifle. It wasn't reliable by any stretch, so I only use real BP with my flintlocks. But surprisingly, occasionally that 777 would work. The Pyrodex...not a chance!Absolutely. Hot water dissolve it.
It is really like apples and oranges. Black Powder is an explosive with an ignition temperature of 350*. Pyrodex is Black Powder that has been treated with a coating that increases the ignition temperature to 740* thereby getting it classified as a propellant.
Granted, if you grind the Pyrodex, you will probably remove some of the coating so that some times it will ignite with a flint. However, it won't be reliable enough to be worth the effort.
It's a cheap way of increasing the " PUISSANCE" of the powder.
Ha ha. Nice to read your bit Erwan. A poet even. French a beautiful language Your borders are now open according to DFDS ferries be it with a £50 PCR tests. But like the uk I bet it’s wet and cold down to Beritz I read more on the forum are over 70 good luck to them all. , so much knowledge for the forums Great news me being 79 in March. I wish you well Messing around with my stone mill it’s running too fast splashing this black stuff around the room , pissing the wife off , I had a clear up and scraped up a pile on the paper. Of course I am only using charcoal not allowed to make the real black stuff in uk. Ha ha.Attention avec PUISSANCE, c'est un mot qui a de nombreuses significations :
Be careful with PUISSANCE, it's a word with many meanings:
""Parvenir à la PUISSANCE se paie cher : la PUISSANCE abêtit. "
Meaning : ""Achieving POWER is expensive: POWER is mind-numbing. ""
This pun is better when said in French...
Hi,Your borders are now open according to DFDS ferries be it with a £50 PCR tests. But like the uk I bet it’s wet and cold down to Beritz
Hello we were just looking at weather yes wet 8 degrees in Beritz. Our friend in Cahors complaint about bad weather over last two years , so wet, actually Anglars Juillac. Motorhomefun is the website for those rushing to the sun , it’s a bit naff. Tommy up in Maine USA on forum emails me , its sub zero snow an oh so cold . Not much hotter in Benidorm Spain. Canaries ok but priced with TUI gone up around £650 for 7 days too expensive for us usually £360. Go there most years if cheap deal .Hi,
Yep, the border is open and Macron pissing the people, that's our new way of life...
'bout the temps, it's today dark gray and 1°C (~33F) for La Rochelle, maybe something like 7 or 8°C for Biarritz (~44 or 46°F)...
For powder the grinder must turn very slowly and have heavy wheels (stones are the best) :
the slower the grinding and mixing and the finer and more homogeneous the mixture, the better...
Maybe with a speed reduction on the wiper motor. I also believe that the Chinese from Ali Express sell very slow little motors: they sell everything for nothing, pretty good for testing.....
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Thanks for the pictures.
Have a nice evening.
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