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Old 20th October 2008, 11:25 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Matchlock
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Please help my aged mind along, Ed!
Michael



Sorry, I mean that a large mass of unignited powder would have been expelled from the barrel.

You can see the same effect today if you overload a black powder rifle. The powder that never got a chance to burn is expelled.
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