Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
June 22, 2018, 06:00:37 am

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 10

 21 
 on: Yesterday at 12:30:00 pm 
Started by Doug.38PR - Last post by Doug.38PR
what that guy just made is the worst grade of "green powder".  
lets see, let us count the many ways he went wrong...

poor choice of ingrediants.
 - the potassium nitrate is "ok" but really needs to be ground much much finer, more like "dust".
 - he does not mention where or what kind of sulphur he got (yes it matters)
 - and only said "activated charcoal" which is actually a very poor choice.
        (the best charcoal is willow or alder that has been stripped of the bark"

it was not well milled, which is actually essential for good consistancy and combustion
and it was  not wet and compressed and grated so, in essence he has re-created the poorest of poor quality
"green mix" which might be ok for blanks, primitive cannon, or firecrackers. ... or not.


What Cliff said. In Spades.


if you really really want to get into powder making, Ignore the BS like you found. And almost all the crap
on the interwebs about doing it.

get some of the really really good books out there (NOT the so-called army and three-letter agency and
"improvised blah-blah" pamphlets)  

Look into "brush hippies" posts and videos, he is one of the few doing it right, but I even question his cavalier attitude regarding safety.

and heed ALL safety warnings, and never make very much at a time.  

And get and read everything chemist & BP expert "Mad Monk", aka Bill Knight ever wrote on the topic.

in fact do a search here on CAS City for "Mad Monk" for some useful and enlightening reading.


If one insists on making powder,  Remote property is good.
Using Small "bunkers" ( ie holes in the ground) for "doing stuff" in is good.
Lots of water available is good.
a very good working knowledge of the chemistry is essential.
NOTHING THAT WILL SPARK is essential, note the previous posts regarding kabooms.
 
Stick with making basic gunpowder.
Do not be tempted into any shortcuts, or experimenting with changing formuals or using any  of the wacko-rocket engine mixes.
 AVOID AT ALL COSTS ANY FORMULA USING GROUND METAL or METAL FILINGS or METAL POWDER

Also be aware that if (when?) you ever do have an accident, (and survive) not only will you be prosecuted by the local
constabulatory and the Federales , but your insurance will not cover any damage.  
And you will never be able to get any insurance in the future.

My best advice, is to buy "real black" a case at a time from one of the powder houses,
or go to a Rendesvous and buy some.
or use APP.

It may seem expensive but is cheap in the long run.
 
Then learn to clean and oil  thoroughly.  Yes even with Holy Black.

No offense, but if you have found corrosion after "thoroughly cleaning and oiling" then, ummm
well....   you must be doing something wrong.

Smokeless powder and non-corrosive primers have lulled many into less than optimal habits.
 
Forget about solvents or chemicals.
Forget about patches until the end.

Dissassemble as req'd.
Use large volumes ( a 5 gallon bucket is not too much) of warm to hot soapy water, scrubbing with brass brushes,
many many many many many many passes of tight brass brushes with hot soapy water.
use a muzzle protector.
change the water as it gets dirty
did I mention hot soapy water?
also use small brass toothbrushes (and hot soapy water) to clean all the other bits.
then rinse with clean hot water. and use a clean brass brush again.
then rinse again.

do this with the bore, the chambers, the cylinder pin holes, pretty much any space you can get at.

now try your patches, wet, then dry. these are only to show any "stuff" you did not get.

now use oil saturated patches on the bore and the chambers, cylinder , etc.
finally apply oil everywhere with a saturated cloth.

re-assemble.

Don't mess with baking your gun in the oven to dry it off. Or using the dishwasher, for rudy's sake.
both are ( I will get flack for this) shortcuts for the lazy.

A less than thorough cleaning , then oiling, will only trap icky stuff for later unhappiness.

here endeth the lesson...

yhs
prof marvel


Professor,

Your cleaning process is pretty much what I did.  With a bore snake as well as a brass brush and not with a bucket of hot water but water rushing hot out of the tap.   For HOURS covering everything

 22 
 on: Yesterday at 11:48:33 am 
Started by Doug.38PR - Last post by greyhawk
PLUS ONE to Bunk

PLUS TWO to the Perfesser

There really are those folks who set out to make their own explosives.  Some as a propellant and some for more nefarious purposes.  Those that succeed have to immediately crow about their successes.  Those that don't succeed are often spread all over the landscape.  There isn't a single manufacturer of Gun Powder that has not had at least one accidental KABOOMB.

If one is really determined to make their own there are two considerations.  First:  Insure I am mentioned in your will.  Second:  Without a license, the Feds will frown upon your endeavor.  The Feds have no sense of humor whatsoever.  Third: I forgot there was a third) insure your proposed Munitions Fabrik is NOT located anywhere anyone your care about.
[/quote

Ok! Ok! I am duly castigated, chastised and consigned to the naughty corner and me mouf is zippered ........................

 23 
 on: Yesterday at 11:37:29 am 
Started by BrianC - Last post by BrianC
I purchased a Spencer carbine in 45 Colt from Taylor's about a year ago. I've shot it a little and have had no problems with it so far. I searched the threads last night for about an hour to see if anyone had already asked this question, and I've already tried looking at the literature that came with the gun. No success either way, so I'm wondering if someone here can tell me: What's the heaviest bullet, commercially available, that I can shoot in my gun? I'm asking because I chose the caliber for greater availability of ammo, but I'd like a bullet that would imitate the larger caliber's power as closely as possible. Thanks!

 24 
 on: Yesterday at 11:32:59 am 
Started by WillSandler66 - Last post by Fingers McGee
Hello there!! Really glad to be apart of this forum.  Smiley Smiley

Welcome to the fire.  Where in SOCAL?

 25 
 on: Yesterday at 10:43:39 am 
Started by Tuolumne Lawman - Last post by PJ Hardtack
Nice when that happens!

Makes you a "rifle loony". Other such things are:

- you work out all the bugs in a gun only to sell it and buy it back, or one similar

- you buys dies for a calibre of rifle you don't own - yet

I've done both ....

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 10:40:28 am 
Started by DeaconKC - Last post by DeaconKC
Okay guys, I have a lead on one of these used. Reviews are mixed on reliability, but it sure would match up nice with my Tommy Gun. What do you all think of this, it probably wouldn't be great for competition, but looks like fun!
https://americantactical.us/5721/detail.html

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 10:22:27 am 
Started by Major 2 - Last post by litl rooster
The chance of rain turned into hurry up and finish feeding chores this morning.  Then as many of us older guys know, we cut and bruise with just minor bumps of anything.  Pouring rain to text my bride to bring some 1st aid to me. Had blood everywhere, from a scratch that did not need stiches or further medical attention. First site one may have thought i cut my hand off.  My wife did not panic either, she is use to me.

Chores are done and the sun popped out for a few minutes. I looked over the blueberries.  Also looked at my Fig and have fruit on it now.  Back in the A/C now.

2nd picture is a blueberry plant HyBush variety. Have RabbitEye also.

 28 
 on: Yesterday at 10:14:37 am 
Started by onegunred - Last post by Marshal Will Wingam
Thanks for the links, Johnny. Nice holster, there.  Cool

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 10:11:11 am 
Started by Doug.38PR - Last post by Coffinmaker

PLUS ONE to Bunk

PLUS TWO to the Perfesser

There really are those folks who set out to make their own explosives.  Some as a propellant and some for more nefarious purposes.  Those that succeed have to immediately crow about their successes.  Those that don't succeed are often spread all over the landscape.  There isn't a single manufacturer of Gun Powder that has not had at least one accidental KABOOMB.

If one is really determined to make their own there are two considerations.  First:  Insure I am mentioned in your will.  Second:  Without a license, the Feds will frown upon your endeavor.  The Feds have no sense of humor whatsoever.  Third: I forgot there was a third) insure your proposed Munitions Fabrik is NOT located anywhere anyone your care about.

 30 
 on: Yesterday at 09:46:04 am 
Started by Tuolumne Lawman - Last post by Tuolumne Lawman
Years ago, I did an article about an Uberti 1866 Short Rifle in .38-40 from EMF.  They called it a "Border Rifle."  This was around 2004 when the "short rifle" concept was just introduced by EMF.  Through a long chain of circumstances, this very same rifle is coming home back to me. 

This rifle was the most accurate CAS rifle I have ever fired, doing three shots in one hole at 25 yards from a improvised rest of two stacked milk crates. I later got under 1.5 MOA at 100 yards with it.  It was more accurate than my  Marlin 1894 Century Limited I had at the time.

I still have brass and dies, so I just had to order some bullets from Missouri Bullet Company.  I am not selling my 44-40 Henry, but this will make a nice change for a main match rifle.  To say I am excited is an understatement... Grin

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 10
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.04 seconds with 16 queries.