J C Higgins Firearms

What is a black powder firearm?

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October 20, 2011 9:35PM

There are generally 2 types of BP firearm, 1 muzzleloaders,

loaded with powder cloth patch and lead ball or mini ball (also

powder and a sabot and bullet in the more modern guns. 2 Black

powder cartridge guns, that fire a more conventional looking self

contained cartridge loaded with black powder and a bullet. such as

the 45-70 or the 30-30 ( first number is the caliber second number

is the grains of black powder in the cartridge. 45 caliber with 70

grains of powder) I am greatly generalizing


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