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Old January 8, 2011, 01:22 AM   #2
Wyosmith
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I have made a few 4 bore rifles, but never an exploding shell. The drawing for them is in James Forsyth's book. "The Sporting Rifle and it's Projectiles" from 1863.
It's interesting to read. Forsyth used "detonating powder" (which I assume is just the old fulminate of mercury mix of primers, ) and fine black powder to load the shells with.
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