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Gunpowder, also commonly known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive. It consists of a mixture of sulfur, carbon (in the form of charcoal) and potassium nitrate (saltpeter). The sulfur and carbon act as fuels while the saltpeter is an oxidizer. Gunpowder has been widely used as a propellant in firearms, artillery, rocketry, and pyrotechnics, including use as a blasting agent for explosives in quarrying, mining, and road building.
Gunpowder is classified as a low explosive because of its relatively slow decomposition rate and consequently low brisance. Low explosives deflagrate (i.e., burn at subsonic speeds), whereas high explosives detonate producing a supersonic shockwave. Ignition of gunpowder packed behind a projectile generates enough pressure to force the shot from the muzzle at high speed, but usually not enough force to rupture the gun barrel. It thus makes a good propellant, but is less suitable for shattering rock or fortifications with its low-yield explosive power. Nonetheless it was widely used to fill fused artillery shells (and used in mining and civil engineering projects) until the second half of the 19th century, when the first high explosives were put into use.
Gunpowder is one of the Four Great Inventions of China. Originally developed by the Taoists for medicinal purposes, it was first used for warfare around 904 AD. It spread across Eurasia by the end of the 13th century. Its use in weapons has declined due to smokeless powder replacing it, and it is no longer used for industrial purposes due to its relative inefficiency compared to newer alternatives such as dynamite and ammonium nitrate/fuel oil.
Selling everything for $25, priced for moving. First come first served, will not hold, you have to pick it up. Located by the Delphi Golf Course in Olympia
Traditions Load it/shoot it/clean it kit
Traditions Plinker sight in bullets .50 Cal 240 gr
Hornady .50 ball 100 ct
Hogdon Pyrodex 50/50...
I have a Thompson Center black powder rifle. It is missing parts. I know nothing about these rifles. I have no use for this, and it’s just been sitting in my safe. Would like to trade for something different. Open to many things just shoot me your offer.
Im not wanting to ship it at this time...
I was digging through a box from a long time ago. Found this in
the box. I no longer remember where I got it from. I was never
into black powder so likely why it was still in the box.
It's full title is: Black Powder Guide, authored by Maj George Nonte.
It's 214 pages in length and is in decent...
Price reduced to $399!
44 caliber. As new condition (only shot 10 rounds, never has been shot as muzzleloader). Very nice action. Beautiful gun.
Comes with Taylor's and company soft case and box (ie everything that came with it when new except possibly the little red tag). No ffl required...
Brand new in box Howell conversion cylinder for uberti 1858 new army. Stainless steel. 6 shot 45 colt chambering. Only use lead projectiles. Ammo should not exceed 850 fps. Converts your cap and ball uberti 1858 to fire modern cartridges. Makes loading and firing easier.
I am looking for bullets for my .32S&W caases to reload with black powder. I have some 105 gr DE wadcutters that I use in my .32S&W long but are too big for my .32S&W loads. I haven't reloaded in awhile and found looking that powder coated bullets are cheaper than regular lead bullets...
Neat little black powder "VERY LOUD" mortar. Currently out of production.
This one is unfired and comes with a 3" length of fuse and two #22 corks.
Been meaning to use this for 4 of July salutes but all the kids have move out.
FTF anywhere in the Camas / Vancouver/ PDX airport area or can ship...
Like it says i'm looking for some old trash stuff to put on the wall, It doesn't need to work, chamber or anything. Flintlock to lever action even old revolvers ect. Rusty, beat up all good, but needs to stay kinda plainsman/western so not really looking for bolt action stuff. Oh and i'm down in...
Born and raised on black powder hunting in New Mexico. I married a Goonie 13 years ago and moved to Portland 11 years ago. Since then, I was mostly active as a rock climber up and down the west coast (big wall climbing, etc), but got in archery hunting in the last 3 years. I'm a member at Sylvan...
Me need um' black stuff to make pow pow.
Where to buy? Is this sold in-store at bimart, sportsman's warehouse, cabelas, other? I assume online they charge u for hazardous shipping? Would like to get bullets caps powder wads and some sort of measure all in one place in store if that's...