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Re: Black powder vrs smokeless( For Steven)

Posted by Don Harpold on Saturday, 31 December 2011, at 1:51 a.m., in response to Re: Black powder vrs smokeless( For Steven), posted by Ken Smith on Friday, 30 December 2011, at 7:43 p.m.

"I wish I could find out what the Arsenals used with it. They had to have alloyed it with something, because it will not stay in grooves alone."

I will post this again as the ranks keep swelling with new folks.

Lubricant-The lubricant for bullets is made of bayberry tallow, by weight, 8 parts; graphite, by weight, 1 part.

Lubricating Machine-The lubrication of the bullet is done by the lubricating machine. The lubricant is molded into cylinders of about 10 inches in length. These cylinders are fed to the machine through a vertical tube, pressure being applied to keep the supply constant. The bullets are placed by hand in a perforated revolving vertical plate and forced by a punch through a sizing gauge fixed in the bottom of the tube, which is pierced with small holes. The lubricant is forced through these holes into grooves of bullet, filling them completely.

"""A gas jet is provided for slightly warming the lubricant."""

A boy will lubricate, in a day of ten hours, 15,000 bullets

I am sure this would work with Japan Wax


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