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To: PilotDave

Would black powder be as powerful?


2 posted on 04/24/2013 5:56:16 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

Would black powder be as powerful as the gun powder in the fireworks?


6 posted on 04/24/2013 5:59:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: AppyPappy

I’m thinking that these were not used in the bomb, but were the ‘improvised hand grenades’ that the two yutes were throwing at police.

It would be easy to wrap these ‘mortar’ shells (actually tennis ball sized and shaped with a long, long fuse sticking out of them) with various metal fragments and some duck (or duct, if you prefer) tape. Likely they also shortened the fuse.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 6:04:42 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: AppyPappy
Would black powder be as powerful?

In a sealed, bolted down pressure cooker, yes.

19 posted on 04/24/2013 8:46:16 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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