Taurus Firearm Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Moderator
Joined
·
23,214 Posts
Very intersting! Boy, those primers...
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bruntson

·
Registered
Joined
·
20,085 Posts
Erm — I’ll schedule some time for that one.
Seriously!:cool:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bruntson

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,699 Posts
That first powder looked more like gravel. It was a basic Army �� film but very interesting.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bruntson

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,797 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
That first powder looked more like gravel. It was a basic Army �� film but very interesting.

My first impression was the powder looked like large chunks of dog food. They must need a very slow burning powder to accelerate that heavy of projectile down a long barrel without over pressuring the barrel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
985 Posts
my son brought home a fired 5" case from a destroyer he had a visit on during ROTC. darn kid carried it around on his sea bag for a week!.
they now use steel cases and there is a long steel tube (maybe 3/8" dia) that starts on top of the primer and runs maybe 2/3 the length of the casing. i believe it is filled with a fine powder of some sort that the primer ignites and then that ignites the main charge
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
969 Posts
Thanks, Brunston, I enjoyed the video.;)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bruntson
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top