black powder


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black powder

n.
An explosive mixture of saltpeter, charcoal, and sulfur, formerly used in firearms.

black powder

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another name for gunpowder
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But most astonishing was the quantity of ammunition-cartridges for Lee-Metfords, for Winchesters and Marlins, for revolvers from thirty-two calibre to forty-five, shot- gun cartridges, Joan's two boxes of thirty-eight, cartridges of prodigious bore for the ancient Sniders of Malaita, flasks of black powder, sticks of dynamite, yards of fuse, and boxes of detonators.
Burnett, he look 'm along Winchester, look 'm along cartridge, look 'm along revolver, look 'm along black powder, look 'm along dynamite--my word, he cross too much, he give you three fella year along jail.
Surcharged with black powder, the ancient weapon had other effect.
The other two men were ornamented by streaks of black powder, made of charcoal.
"Three heavy breech-loading double-eight elephant guns, weighing about fifteen pounds each, to carry a charge of eleven drachms of black powder." Two of these were by a well-known London firm, most excellent makers, but I do not know by whom mine, which is not so highly finished, was made.
Alternate black powder is used to process the sticky side of adhesive tapes and labels for latent prints.
When shooting black powder these are lubed with black powder-friendly SPG.
Historically speaking, black powder was the main propellant for firearms until well into the 20th century, with smokeless powder arriving in the 1880's.
When a rifle has been fired with corrosive ammunition the process is even more complicated than that with black powder. Black powder simply requires a good scrubbing and then greasing.
Black powder tends to foul more than most of the other options and it's corrosive, so you must clean a fired gun soon or risk damage.
Once in a pipeline, black powder is transported through the pipeline by gas flow.
Black powder substitutes now include Hodgdon's Pyrodex and Triple Seven, and Goex Clear Shot.