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One type uses barbed darts that are propelled toward the opponent by a
Factors such as piece size, amount of
and quality of the powder affected the range.
Finally, they resorted to doubling the
to blast out a wall of the fort.
It pushed home the
, the wad, and the shot.
Then, a new primer is seated and the
dropped into the shell.
The only mechanical positioning came from the pressure of the
against the fulminate.
It would fire the same weight of shot with the same
propelling it but out of a longer barrel.
The smell of the
and puff of gray smoke takes us back to bygone days and simpler times.
It utilized a
of one-half pound, only half the charge of the field howitzer.
As the powder film forms, the part becomes insulated and the
is dispelled through the grounded part.
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