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Old 12-29-2019, 04:47 PM   #1
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Question Question on loading black powder long term

Hi folks,

I have been a long time black powder shooter, both as hobby and hunting. I mostly used a replica 1853 Enfield musket for WBTS reenacting, but I also have a .pair of Navy Colts, one in .36, one in .44.

I made the mistake of pre loading a cylinder on my .44 and leaving it uncapped and waiting to shoot it. Unfortunately, the powder absorbed too much moisture over time and the lead ball began to corrode. Big mess; but I got it cleaned up.

I was wondering if anyone had an idea on being able to pre load but keeping the powder "dry" so to speak. I have read that cigarette paper can be used ti simulate WBTS rounds for pistols; but really haven't tried that with a ball. I want to set up a black powder pistol for my daughter and grand kids protection. She has some mental issues that prevent her from owning a modern firearm, but I thought this might be a solution.

So, if anyone has a good idea for preloading rounds in a black powder cylinder for long term storage, please let me know.

Thanks and take care,
DixieKen
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