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Just found my pan priming tool...

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Busyhands94, May 7, 2012.

  1. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    It was sitting in the back of the family car for about 2 months full of real black powder. Pa' found it today and gave it to me, I was more than thrilled!

    Only problem is it was completely frozen due to some sort of corrosion. I couldn't get it open or get it to throw powder. But I rectified that by giving it a good cleaning. I had to get it apart with a pair of adjustable pliers it was so bad.

    Luckily all the powder inside was fine, I lit a charge with a match and it went poof with a fat ring of smoke like it should.

    Any thoughts on this? I thought only powder residue was corrosive, but the spring and the brass was really caked with rust and brass corrosion.

    I'm really happy to find this, I mean I haven't felt like shooting my rifle that much due to the fact that it takes about two seconds to fire when you prime it with Pyrodex. Now I get to shoot big fat lead balls downrange with 85 grains of triple Seven FFFG, sure feels manly to shoot a big bore! :D
  2. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member

    Try using a small white glue bottle. You can twist it open with one hand. it will
    Never corrode, or cake. And is water proof.
  3. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    That is ingenious! Thanks for the awesome idea! I was thinking of just using a 1 ounce liquor flask as a pan primer, but attaching a small dipper to the inside of the lid so that powder can be dished out. One question though, is it dangerous to store powder in a plastic container other than the ones that it comes in?
  4. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

  5. freedom475

    freedom475 Well-Known Member

    Moisture can cause the sulfur and salt petre to oxidize with the brass.

    Get yourself a Treso valve and get to work..they can be very nicely made. Here is one of the ones that I make

  6. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    Oh wow! That is an awesome pan primer! I might just have to track down one of those valves!
  7. BullRunBear

    BullRunBear Well-Known Member


    Thanks for posting the photo. That's just the kind of home made item I want to make for my BP gear now that I'm retired. (And have time to correct the many mistakes I'll have during the process.) :rolleyes:

  8. freedom475

    freedom475 Well-Known Member

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