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Old January 13, 2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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How Long Can Black Powder Remain Loaded?

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Old January 13, 2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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Central Park Cannon on display was loaded

I guess you can never assume a gun is unloaded...
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Old January 13, 2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I had seen that headline scrolling across the bottom of my CNN screen this morning, but they never got around the the story before I wandered off for the day.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:03 PM   #4
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Well, you are asking a hot bed question. Good luck!
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Old January 14, 2013, 06:13 AM   #5
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Dry powder works fine.
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Old January 14, 2013, 08:03 AM   #6
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FIL had a remington army style brasser, that was loaded when he died... I was unsure of the charges, so I pulled the balls & shot the powder out of it, 15-16 years later, & the long compressed powder seemed to fire just fine... no idea how long he had it loaded, before he died, but it had been stored in the air conditioned house the whole time
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