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Old July 16, 2013, 05:54 AM   #5
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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"The name was a reference to a kind of early smokeless powder..."

Yep. Major brand was Shultz's White Powder. It was a nitrated wood pulp that was suitable only for use in shotshells, and predated nitrocellulose powders by some years.
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