Thread: Keep BP loaded
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Old February 24, 2008, 02:46 PM   #16
James K
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Black powder is somewhat hygroscopic, meaning it will absorb moisture. But if sealed and out of the weather (as in a loaded gun or a loaded artillery shell) it will last literally forever. Several years ago a Civil War buff tried to deactivate an old explosive shell. He made his last mistake.

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