smokeless powder


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smokeless powder

n.
A relatively smoke-free propellant charge composed mainly of nitrocellulose, used in projectiles and small artillery rockets.

smokeless powder

n
(Elements & Compounds) any one of a number of explosives that burn with relatively little smoke. They consist mainly of nitrocellulose and are used as propellants

smoke′less pow′der


n.
any of various substitutes for ordinary gunpowder that give off little or no smoke.
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Noun1.smokeless powder - an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
pyrocellulose - nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder
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I should want a woman to marry me for love of me, and not out of romantic admiration because I was lucky enough to drill a hole in a man's shoulder with smokeless powder.
They were laughed at by the chemists, who held that, while it was just barely probable that a single cartridge, charged with the new smokeless powder, might spontaneously explode, it was beyond all probability and possibility for all the cartridges in a given area, so charged, spontaneously to explode.
And he's using smokeless powder," he concluded, after an examination of the mile-distant shore.
The Winchester 1893, suffered the same ill from smokeless powder, and was soon replaced with the much stronger Model 1897, a shotgun that remained in the Winchester line until 1959, a whopping 61 years
Caption: This very valuable Winchester Model 1876 (above) lost its barrel due to a double charge of smokeless powder.
I was leery of using smokeless powder, although various user forum entries suggested using Unique, 5744, 4198, Blue Dot, and other smokeless powders in small quantities.
Two years later Paris announced the adoption of the first small bore, smokeless powder, repeating rifle--the Fusil d'Infanterie Modele 1886--better known to collectors as the Lebel, chambered for the smokeless 8mm Cartouche a Balle Ordinaire Modele 1886 which propelled a full metal jacketed (FMJ), flat point bullet to 2,067 fps.
What will be the best fillers for the 4-bore with smokeless powders such as Blue Dot?
Using Trail Boss, or any smokeless powder, in a muzzleloading firearm is never recommended.
With regards to details like headspacing, finish reaming and the thread issue, all of these details factored in to me using either a small amount of pyrodex or a small amount of smokeless powder in the shells that were loaded for it.
Then came 1884 and with it the invention of smokeless powder in France.