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Old 09-02-2021, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mikld View Post
IIRC; In an early (1st?) episode of the Lone Ranger he got a gunsmith to custom cast/load silver bullets in plated cases...

"Oil skin" was used for rain gear back when, so something that needed to be kept dry could have been wrapped in a piece of oil skin...
Black powder and oil (as in oilskin) do not go well together.

Water - not so much.

When making my own black powder, one of the steps is to get the whole batch wet so it can be mixed perfectly. After it is dried and ground it works great.

By the way, the most widely available and most economical handguns in use up to 1890's were cap and ball.

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