The Early Days

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Wineman posted this 12 February 2019

Ran across these interesting articles on the early days of smokeless powder. I did not realize that sporting shooters were a driving force for Schultze's powder. Neat about Annie Oakley smuggling it into France.

Dave

http://www.thenewforestguide.co.uk/history/new-forest-explosives/schultze-gunpowder-factory/

http://firearmshistory.blogspot.com/2017/01/smokeless-powders-further-developments.html

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Hamish posted this 12 February 2019

Great articles!  The fact that the French near killed Annie Oakley is a little unnerving,,,,,,,.

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Brodie posted this 13 February 2019

 Perhaps the use of Butter, Garlic, and Olive oil were the height of French organic chemistry at the time.

B.E.Brickey

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Wineman posted this 13 February 2019

I have no disdain for French science. You had Pasteur (Microbiology), Curie (Radioactivity), Foucault (pendulum that proved the earth is round and rotates), Descartes (algebra), and  Vielle (Poudre-B, smokeless powder). Their arrogance can however get in the way occasionally.

Dave

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