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Old 01-10-2017, 12:18 PM
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Most of the rust and pitting damage to old guns is more likely to be from the corrosive chlorate primers than to the black powder itself. The same cleaning needed for black powder, water, also removed the chlorate residue. Use of chlorate primes with smokeless power was actually worse, because the black powder residue absorbed the chlorate reside and was blown out by subsequent shots and by brushing. Smaller calibers were affected worse than larger calibers, because the amount of priming was in greater proportion than for the larger calibers.
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