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Revolver loading question

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by geraldbergeron, May 23, 2006.

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  1. geraldbergeron

    geraldbergeron Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I am new to this forum; I am very glad to have found it; I read many threads and I think that IT IS the forum for black powder revolver and pistol.

    Sinc a few weeks, I am looking for informations about BP revolver and I think that I will probably get the: S.349 Remington Pattern Pedersoli Target Percussion model.

    I saw the DVD by Eugene Kinnel (GunVideo: "Muzzleloading Basics: flintlodk & percussion firearms").

    My question is about the loading of the revolver: Between the BP and the ball, he puts "some stuff powder" that I cannot say what it is.

    Has anybody some knowledge of what it could be ?

    Thank you for the attention. You have a GREAT forum.

    ..............................................................................Gerald............../
     
  2. Duncaninfrance

    Duncaninfrance Member

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    Hi Gerald
    It is most likley Maize powder / flour which fills out the chamber so that the ball is at the top if you are using a light load. It acts as a spacer, that's all. You can measure it the same as you do powder so you always get a consistant load.
    Hope that aswers your question - and welcome to the madhouse :D
    Duncan
     
  3. dwave

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    Duncan is probably right, it is a space filler. I have also heard of people using corn meal as a filler too, but I don't use a filler myself.
     
  4. geraldbergeron

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    Thank you for your answers and attention.

    ....................................................................Gerald........../
     
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