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Digger
04-19-2020, 03:21 PM
Just received this with a bunch of other BP items ...
Is this an old one.... it's full also.
limagur link:
https://imgur.com/Scnzsy9

M-Tecs
04-19-2020, 03:34 PM
That will be a very nice addition to a powder can collection. Here is a similar from 1924 https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/dupont-superfine-fff-gunpowder-1924-wilmington-de-101-c-d81410bba3

Martin Luber
04-19-2020, 03:36 PM
Looks like it!

Scrounge
04-19-2020, 03:41 PM
Just received this with a bunch of other BP items ...
Is this an old one.... it's full also.
limagur link:
https://imgur.com/Scnzsy9

It looks old to me. Dated 29 July 1924. If so, it's not been handled much. I've not been hanging out with shooters for much of the past, oh, 30 years, I guess, so I couldn't tell you if they're making modern reproductions of such things. If it was dated in the 1860-1890's, I be more suspicious that it was a reproduction. I've done medieval recreation, and used to know some RevWar, Mountain Man, and CivWar reenactors. Recently read some stuff about Cowboy Action Shooting, too. Some of those folks have some excellent reproductions, often home-made, but there are commercial firms that support some of that, as well.

Scrounge
04-19-2020, 03:42 PM
Looks like it!

His has the same date as the one M-TEcs posted.

Digger
04-19-2020, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the input ...
This was in with a lot of other Items , 5 or 6 cans of various BP .
Caps and a couple of the hand size teardrop shape field powder dispensers among a couple of shoulder bags with lots of small tools and wads .
Take a guess that the individual was also into the get togethers or events with rifle and pistol .
I have also obtained a Uberti BP pistol , a Navy 44 ...
Don't know anything about BP so this is all a learning curve since the pistol and components
have fallen into my lap.
Is there some where here on this site that I can learn the basics ...or you tube ? as far as loading/shooting this gun.
Besides not knowing the difference between the Black Powders available ?

M-Tecs
04-19-2020, 04:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK6Qr7qmSvY

M-Tecs
04-19-2020, 04:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WO2hK0Wwco

M-Tecs
04-19-2020, 04:39 PM
https://www.uberti-usa.com/sites/default/files/originals/product-manuals/black_powder_revolvers.pdf

The pictured can and powder have some collectors value so I would not shot it. BP lasts forever so the powder is still useable. If you do opt to use it keep the can or pass it on to a collector.

I would recommend the Lyman Black Powder Handbook and Loading Manual:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012862080/

Scrounge
04-19-2020, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the input ...
This was in with a lot of other Items , 5 or 6 cans of various BP .
Caps and a couple of the hand size teardrop shape field powder dispensers among a couple of shoulder bags with lots of small tools and wads .
Take a guess that the individual was also into the get togethers or events with rifle and pistol .
I have also obtained a Uberti BP pistol , a Navy 44 ...
Don't know anything about BP so this is all a learning curve since the pistol and components
have fallen into my lap.
Is there some where here on this site that I can learn the basics ...or you tube ? as far as loading/shooting this gun.
Besides not knowing the difference between the Black Powders available ?

Black Powder can be a lot of fun. It's relatively easy to make, with simple ingredients, but like smokeless powders, it can be dangerous if mishandled. You can buy it pretty easily, just like smokeless powders, and you can shoot cartridge guns, or muzzle loaders, or both. Some folks like to shoot historical guns, some like reproductions. There are books and magazines, etc. There is a website that has stuff to read about just about anything, including black powder guns. scribd.com has documents you can read for free, and a 30-day free trial to the site lets you download stuff and read it offline. Costs $8.99 a month after the trial. I've found a lot of info on reloading, and a lot of manuals for various guns, among other things.

Digger
04-19-2020, 04:44 PM
nice ! ... thank you gentlemen !

marlin39a
04-20-2020, 07:41 PM
I have a 3f can with the same date. Must be a patent date.