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Thread: This is Canister Powder! 25 lbs in one can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Daiute View Post
    Best Saturday morning in a long time. this job was a lot more pleasant outside, even with the bugs. di I already tell everyone that I gave 20 bucks for the whole can?

    $20bucks for 25pounds, you got ripped off Mark! I count 23 one pounders. What a score!
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    Yeah, I was gipped but I deserved what I got. I bet some of those cans have more than 1lb. in 'em, if not I want my money back!

    I consider myself beyond fortunate. I was running low and the powder gods smiled on me. Here's to many burnt offerings!

    The Maine Powder house is about an hour and a half away and later this summer he'll have 10lb bags. Now that I've handled a quantity of powder I'm comfortable with it and compelled to stockpile more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swheeler View Post
    That's one BIG firecracker you got there! I'd probably seperate into one pounders too.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Daiute View Post
    The top is marked Dupont/Superfine/ Gunpowder/FFg

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    FFg isn't superfine is it?? I thought that would be FFFFg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLINTNFIRE View Post
    I would love to have a 25 lb can , but alas the state I live in only allows us 4 lbs in our residences ,
    That's ridiculous. We have a 1 lb limit here but it's not enforced. If your law were enforced, I think I would have to set up a dozen dog residences in my yard.

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    Before I retired, I worked for a regulatory agency and 5 of those kegs were found in an old dilapidated barn by landowners who recently had purchased the land…

    I investigated and since it involved explosives, our blasting inspector was called to look at them…

    They had to be disposed of so they were hauled to a local surface mining operation where a shot was being readied to shatter overburden above the coal seam being mined…

    The black powder was dumped down several shot holes and the holes were loaded with anfo, dynamite and a primer as is the method…

    The alert siren was sounded and the shot was put off…

    A rumble, the shot bench move upward several feet and settled back down…

    The black powder was gone forever…

    Two of the cans were completely full, one had been partially used and two were empty…

    All was not lost as the picture shows. I put a pipe through two of them and filled them with concrete…

    I now hook them to the 3-point hitch on my tractor and use them as counter weights…
    And so it goes…

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    If anyone is interested in the keg it's now over in the swappin and sellin section (with more photos).

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    Sorry to hear about Dale. He and I used to do a lot of gun shows together back in the 60's. Interesting guy, to say the least. "Ever what it takes" was one of his favorite sayings.

    And I worry when I pour 50 pound bags of cracked corn out for the chickens and see all the fine corn dust wafting over towards the barn with the old wiring and light switches. Glad it's you pouring that black powder and not me.

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    That can is old for sure.It has Dupont on the side.That is pre-Goex.Let us know how it shoots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlc View Post
    Never seen the big cans of blasting powder, but the can in the pic says "Black Rifle Powder". I'd love to have an empty can for display.
    I have. I've had both 3f and blasting powder in the same size cans and the only difference was the paper label glued to the lid......and the grain size of course. I gave away that blasting powder to the first guy who wanted it..........

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