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TOO MUCH POWDER IN THE CANNON? NEVER! (VIDEO)

More powder means more fun right? In a cannon that might be a bad idea. Witness a cannon explosion that will rock you to your core. Cannons are all fun and games until you kaboom it to pieces. Well that is what happened to this formerly gorgeous cannon. In a video shared by YouTuber Alisa Ellegood we […]

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NEVER USE SMOKELESS POWDER IN A MUZZLELOADER OR ELSE

Sometimes you just can’t un-see something. That is certainly the case of this fellow firing smokeless powder in a muzzleloader. Witness the epic kaboom of this shooter’s muzzleloader loaded up with smokeless powder. YouTuber Matt Radcliff shared a video of what not to do, EVER! That is load smokeless powder into a muzzleloader. The shooter […]

pinfire cartridge

WHAT IS A PINFIRE CARTRIDGE? CHECK THIS OUT

What is a pinfire cartridge anyway? The pinfire cartridge is an odd, thoroughly obsolete cartridge ignition system from a time long past. It was however a step in the evolution of the self-contained cartridge. HL Ebooks Way back in the 1830s, Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux came up with the pinfire concept, which was finally patented in 1835. International Ammunition […]

largest revolver

WORLD’S LARGEST REVOLVER IS MORE THAN A HANDFUL

Think your .500 S&W Magnum is the biggest revolver?  Well this gun builder has you beat. Check out the world’s largest revolver and just imagine owning such a brute. Ryszard Tobys of Poland decided to build a huge model of the Remington Model 1859 Revolver. This version like the original is a cap and ball […]

minie ball

MUZZLELOADER FUN: MINIE BALLS LOADED BACKWARDS (VIDEO)

What happens when you reverse Minie balls?  That big hollowpoint exposed is quite impressive! Check out the reversed Minie ball test that will certainly surprise you. What would happen if you took the historic Minie ball that is well known in history as one of the most destructive military projectiles ever and turn it upside […]

dangerous muzzleloading practices

NEVER TRY THIS: DANGEROUS MUZZLELOADING PRACTICES

Simple mistakes with muzzleloaders might prove fatal. CVA Muzzleloaders wants to make sure these dangers are addressed. In this video you will witness first hand what happens when you try dangerous games with your muzzleloader. Muzzleloading weapons are quite enjoyable and completely safe if all proper handling techniques are observed. There are no-no’s that will […]

cannon trap

TESTING THE 1862 CANNON MOUSE TRAP (VIDEO)

Ever wish you could shoot those annoying mice and other pests? Back in a past time you actually could with traps that shot bullets. Witness the 1862 Cannon Mousetrap in action that gave users the most bang for their mice. YouTuber Shawn Woods has a reproduction of a better mousetrap that truly blasts pests. Known […]

Goex

VIDEO TOUR OF THE ABANDONED GOEX POWDER PLANT

If you are a black powder fan then Goex is a very familiar name. This abandoned factory used to be where it was made. Take a tour of the abandoned Goex Powder Plant and see what’s left that nature has not reclaimed. YouTuber JPVideos shared quite a historical exploration of an abandoned factory. This factory […]