hellgate, liked your fronteirsman catagory explaination....
that is true about pulling your front teeth for deferment during the war of southern independence.
probably happened previously during the American revolution too and handed down .
this only was for musket & rifled musket cartridges....
most breech loaders & pistols used combustible cartridges also called self consuming,
loved that explaination..... that's the one i'm going for!