Jermanator wrote: »
They stuffed two balls in the end using a ramrod.
zorba wrote: »
Don't show this to Ned... :tooth:
Serious question: When they filled up the entire bbl with BP - did they do so safely? I thought you were NEVER supposed to pour directly from the bottle into the bbl in case a hot spot ignited the powder. I get that they didn't need to measure as they were filling the whole thing, but wouldn't it have been better if they had used multiple measures instead of direct pour? I'm Jonesing after a CVA pistol and need to learn...
cpj wrote: »
Correct. Dumb way to do it. Was there any danger? Not likely, if they waited long enough. However,
You should never ever fill from the can like that.
Teach wrote: »
BP is classified as an "explosive", not a "flammable solid" like smokeless, but it still makes a much lower chamber pressure. Filling the barrel to the top just results in a limited amount of powder getting burned inside the barrel- - - -the rest of it gets blown out the muzzle before it ignites.
HAWKEN wrote: »
I run the ramrod down the barrel after a hot, to put out any ember(s) left in the barrel, before pouring in my measured load from my powder measure...
HAWKEN wrote: »
An interesting video. I agree that it is not safe to pour powder from a bottle, jar or horn, you could be holding a bomb if there was an ember in the barrel. I run the ramrod down the barrel after a hot, to put out any ember(s) left in the barrel, before pouring in my measured load from my powder measure............robin
bullsi1911 wrote: »
Huh. I go out into the woods, fill a pipe with smokeless, cap it and set it off- I could end up a felon.
Record it, and post it to YouTube, and it's Science!
Jayhawker wrote: »
Back in the late 70s, there was discussion that using reduced charges of smokeless powder in ML firearms was perfectly safe....Saw a guy at the range South of Tooele Utah turn a T/C Renegade into a pipe bomb with 50 grains of Bullseye...He lost several fingers and had shrapnel and splinters all over his body. There were parts of that rifle that were never found....People were taking "How stupid can you be?" as a challenge even back then...