Why not Pyrodex in a flintlock?

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Hi,
Yep, the border is open and Macron pissing the people, that's our new way of life... :D :D
'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.....

Thanks for the pictures. ;)

Have a nice evening.

Erwan.
Good evening Erwan been trying to find you. Yes. I liked your slow speed thought. The little geared 25 rpm £13 motor arrived a couple of days ago and I welded up a frame I did a batch of wet charcoal , quite good but I think a tumbler is better for small scale production , not that I will be making BP without a police permit But I do a lot of art painting and I found the charcoal made very smooth paint. You never know where things take you a nice bit of kit. It’s cold here like every where in France Cannaries are ok so stay warm I wish you well I did a short video clip but too large to send , been advised not to publish email addresses
 

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I think a tumbler is better for small scale production , not that I will be making BP without a police permit
Hi Gordoncourtney,
Sure, you never won't do that without police agreement...
You know that the alembics to distillate the cognac are forbidden here, in Charente and Charente-Maritime ?
So, we don't either, we'll never do that...

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You can use pyrodex in a flintlock, but, I don't think you will like it.
I would stick with the real black powder, you won't regret it.

 
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Hi Gordoncourtney,
Sure, you never won't do that without police agreement...
You know that the alembics to distillate the cognac are forbidden here, in Charente and Charente-Maritime ?
So, we don't either, we'll never do that...

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Thanks Erwan for your reply great English french relations My little 12v motor is really not man enough. The 240v one I had gets too hot after 5 mins. Roll on the summer and car boot sales ha ha The charcoal need plenty of water or this poor little motor grinds to a halt. It’s good progress My intentions is to have it in the garden by wind solar or even a water wheel powered by a pond pump We had plenty of copper stills some 5 m in diameter but while I was in Nigeria the Dalston arm of Willows Francis was closed and the copper scrapped. Such is life. I’ll trade a stone mill for a still anytime. I might find a french one on my travels. Add to that several tons of pure cocaine went down the drain Hope you see short clip As you can see I paint a lot. Be great to create some original paints. , and if you believe that you will believe our Borris did not have a party at no 10 all getting brams and list, but a meeting of 100 to discuss the Colvid Crisis I wish you well, we might meet with an exchange of flints and goodies one fine day
 

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