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SKB #642853 02/19/24 07:44 PM
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"Before the Advent of Cordite" deserves to be a short story title. I'll likely poach that, at some point.

And I'm curious: Have many people here have actually seen Cordite? Because when I was high school-aged, I pulled a bullet from a circa 1947 military .303 British round because I wanted to make something decorative from the empty casing, and it looked exactly like precisely-cut short fragments of spaghettini. My eyeballs bulged. I'd been expecting something dark and granular.

I remember setting a strand of it on fire the next day at school, for the benefit of a friend and classmate who was also into military history and firearms, and I remember it burning very slowly, with a bright blue flame, and a peculiar aroma. Our English teacher was not amused. I may have been asked to leave the classroom.

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Originally Posted by Fudd
And I'm curious: Have many people here have actually seen Cordite?

I have a jar of Cordite on my desk, doesn't everyone? wink


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First of all I gotta say that is a wonderful rifle. Congrats on becoming its custodian.

Cordite: the strands of cordite were bundled into the bottlenecked cartridge cases when still in cylindrical form before the final forming of the bottle neck was done. Otherwise it would've been difficult/impossible to squeeze the necessary amount of the stuff in after the case was fully formed.

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Originally Posted by SKB
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And I'm curious: Have many people here have actually seen Cordite?

I have a jar of Cordite on my desk, doesn't everyone? wink

Right next to the Rangoon Oil....


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Originally Posted by Recoil Rob
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And I'm curious: Have many people here have actually seen Cordite?

I have a jar of Cordite on my desk, doesn't everyone? wink

Right next to the Rangoon Oil....

Well, yes.....


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It does not get better. When do we get to see a pictures of a few targets?


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Congrats again Steve. That looks just perfect.

Why do we live in a world where people make ugly things, when it's possible to do what H&H did so long ago?

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