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Old February 24, 2012, 08:32 PM   #20
B.L.E.
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I saw a photo of an antique 1/4 pound gunpowder can in some old magazine a while back. The fact that gunpowder was sold in such small quantities makes me think it wasn't cheap.
One reason the Kentucky rifle designs went to smaller calibers than were used in the German Jaegar rifles that they evolved from was because lead and powder were both expensive to a frontier family living on the land, or so I have heard.
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