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Old April 10, 2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Dupont HFg Powder ,usage

Have a very old unopened 1 # can of Dupont HFg , Does anyone have any reloading data for it. I can find nothing anywhere on what it was used for. Is it Rifle , Pistol or Shotgun Powder ?
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Old April 10, 2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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It's not single F black powder is it?
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Old April 10, 2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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Does it look something like this?
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Old April 10, 2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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^Now that looks old.
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Old April 10, 2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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I don't know what the op has for sure, the H in HFg is throwing me off and I can't find a reference for it.

The picture I posted is a can for sale on Ebay and is 1924 script so it may not even be close to the year his was made.

Howard, can you post a picture of your can?
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Old April 10, 2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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http://www.prices4antiques.com/firea...ch-B178741.htm

Superfine Black Powder. Should be fine, haven't heard of black powder deteriorating with age.

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Old April 10, 2013, 05:05 PM   #7
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That would have to worth much more as a collectors item, especially if it's un-opened.

Black powder isn't that expensive, I wouldn't open that for anything, it may be worth a small fortune to the right person.
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Old April 11, 2013, 09:09 AM   #8
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HFg Powder

Jimro , The can I have has the same label as the one in the link you posted . However the can I have is taller 6 1/4" compared to 5" and mine does not have the musroomed cap . The cap looks like the one in the photo posted by LE-28
LE-28, The label on the can I have is almost identical to the pic you posted but for the small white rectangle at the bottom that says E I Dupont DC Nemours & CO inc. The label definately looks like HF or IF
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1 F Black Powder would be rather course , certainly not superfine. I guess we can state for sure that it is Black Powder.

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