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Thread: The History of The Laflin & Rand Powder Company

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    The History of The Laflin & Rand Powder Company

    The Laflin & Rand Powder Company does not exist, and has not existed since it was discontinued by DuPont 100 years ago.

    The products of the Laflin & Rand Powder Company passed through the ownership of DuPont, to the Hercules Powder Company. Hercules, in turn, passed some of these products on to the Alliant Powder Company. Some of these products are still manufactured today, 110 years after introduction.



    http://www.laflinandrand.com/page2.html
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    Excellent !!!


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    What I find interesting is that Infallible and Unique had the exact same formulations..the difference being grain size...and that Bullseye was first made from the "sweepings" or "fines" of Infallible. So Unique and Bullseye were one and the same only Bullseye grains were smaller for a quicker burn. The same technology powder makers had been using for grading black powders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .22-10-45 View Post
    What I find interesting is that Infallible and Unique had the exact same formulations..the difference being grain size...and that Bullseye was first made from the "sweepings" or "fines" of Infallible. So Unique and Bullseye were one and the same only Bullseye grains were smaller for a quicker burn. The same technology powder makers had been using for grading black powders.
    Yeap, things just don't change drastically over night

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    Linky no worky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17nut View Post
    Linky no worky!
    Probably because its 4 years old

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    Yeah but the info was valuable and sadly no longer avaliable.

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    Link did not work for me either, although I did find this.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laflin...Powder_Company

    The PDF file makes for some pretty good reading. Enjoy

    http://www.castpics.net/subsite2/Gen...-Smokeless.pdf
    Last edited by GhostHawk; 09-11-2019 at 09:31 AM.

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    I have all the original pdf files on the holy Black so i'm ok but the info is gone for most all others.

    Heres a .zip file of the whole lot (lets see how long it lasts): http://www.filedropper.com/madmonkfilescomplete

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17nut View Post
    I have all the original pdf files on the holy Black so i'm ok but the info is gone for most all others.

    Heres a .zip file of the whole lot (lets see how long it lasts): http://www.filedropper.com/madmonkfilescomplete
    what program do I need to view these files?

    I got it with winzip, had to download winzip!

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Last edited by Savvy Jack; 09-11-2019 at 12:49 PM.

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    There's a lot of readers and even some (Chrome and Firefox) browsers that will display pdf files.
    Adope reader is a wery good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17nut View Post
    There's a lot of readers and even some (Chrome and Firefox) browsers that will display pdf files.
    Adope reader is a wery good one.
    Yeah, thats what I thought but for some reason this stupid computer wouldnt do it. I had to get zip....but my computer skills suck!

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    Here you go: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/otherversions/
    It's free and dont opt in for the Mcafee garbage!!!

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    Some says my link is wonky so heres another that works: https://gofile.io/?c=7AT9qD

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