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Old December 4, 2006, 10:45 PM   #1
4v50 Gary
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Black Powder Essentials

Here are links to some threads that are worthy of reading over and over again. They're classics and any newtimer to black powder or any old timer who would like to learn more would do well to read them. In no particular order, here they are:

Black Powder links - started by Scrat
So you want a cap & ball revolver -started by Gatofeo
How to best use a cap and ball revolver - started by Gatofeo
Chart showing the difference between #10 and #11 percussion cap by mykeal
How to disassemble a Remington 1858 - started by Old Fuff
How to make felt wads - started by Gatofeo
How to dissassemble a Colt type revolver - started by MEC
How to make paper cartridges - started by Timuchin
Another way to make paper cartridges - started by Celem
Black powder sources - started by Gewehr98
Loads for .36 caliber Revolver
Make your own lube
Black Powder 101 (video courses)
Making Black Powder
Firearms diagrams
Working Cap 'n Ball Essentials - Started by scrat
Original Colt Instructions - posted by scrat
Black Powder & Static - Started by scrat
Making lube wads by Steve Youngblood
Black Powder Shotgun with illustration by Blacknet
Where do you go to get real black powder - started by Gewehr98
How to sharpen your flints by kwhi43@kc.rr.com
Percussion cap compared (photograph)
Blackpowder Magazine (online) by BPR
How to reload shotshells by duelist1954
Over ball grease for black powder revolvers by Montenegrin
Loading revolver cartridges with black powder by Makos Good
Modern cartridge case (blackpowder) capacity by Articap
Home made cylinder bolt spring by Smokin'Joe
How to knurl conical bullets by Smokin'Joe
Home made friction primers for Civil War cannons
Nipple snap caps
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Old February 28, 2008, 01:21 AM   #2
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These are not a blackpowder essentials.

In fact, you can waste a lot of time reading this thread. Bedtime Stories.

While not sharpshooting, here's a collection of anecdotes from the blackpowder era. It's at our sister site, TFL. Rambling Anecdotes.

This is a very good website for an online magazine: Black Powder Magazine

This is not an essential but it's very useful for those who would like to post pictures.Posting Picks by A. Walker

How old is my Italian made revolver by mykeal
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Old September 29, 2011, 02:33 AM   #3
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