Originally Posted by JamesKelly
Oil will render 19th & 20th century priming compound safe.
Does anyone here know, in fact, that oil will keep corned black powder from igniting? Personally I rather doubt it.
Black powder stays good for centuries.
Try not to kill or cripple yourself.
As a teen-ager I unloaded Grandfather's 20ga shotgun & an old Potsdam musket, doubt that I took proper precautions beyond avoiding the muzzle. Grampa was not pleased that his gun had been left loaded.
Its what I was taught many decades ago, but Ive never tested it.
So yes ignore please my advice!
Some things I was taught HAVE proved to be wrong, over the years..