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Fulminates were discovered by Edward Charles Howard in 1800. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The use of fulminate gunpowder for firearms was first demonstrated by a Scottish minister, A. J. Forsyth, who was granted the patent to it in 1807. [ 4 ] Joshua Shaw then made the transition to their use in

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Mercury(II) fulminate print that page

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First used as a priming composition in small copper caps after the 1830s, mercury fulminate quickly replaced flints as a means to ignite black powder charges in muzzle loading firearms . Later, during the late 19th century and most of the 20th century, mercury fulminate or potassium chlorate

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The direct ancestor of the firearm is the fire-lance , a gunpowder-filled tube attached to the end of a spear and used as a flamethrower ; shrapnel was sometimes placed in the barrel so that it would fly out together with the flames. [ 3 ] [ 5 ] The earliest depiction of a gunpowder weapon

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Potassium fulminate From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Potassium fulminate IUPAC name Potassium oxidoazaniumylidynemethane Identifiers CAS number 15736-99-9 SMILES   [O-]#[N+][C-].[K+] Properties Molecular formula

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Mercury Fulminate Synthesis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search + + = Mercury Fulminate This organic chemistry article is a stub . You can help Wikipedia by expanding it . v   •   d   •   e Categories : Organic chemistry stubs

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A cartridge , also called a round , packages the bullet , gunpowder and primer into a single metallic case precisely made to fit the firing chamber of a firearm . [ 1 ] The primer is a small charge of impact-sensitive chemical that may be located at the center of the case head ( centerfire

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The following are terms related to firearms and ammunition topics. Contents: Top   · 0–9   · A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ edit ] A accurize , accurizing : The process of altering a stock firearm to improve its accuracy.

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Chinese_Fire_Lance_with_Pellets

The direct ancestor of the firearm is the fire-lance , a gunpowder-filled tube attached to the end of a spear and used as a flamethrower ; shrapnel was sometimes placed in the barrel so that it would fly out together with the flames. [ 3 ] [ 5 ] The earliest depiction of a gunpowder weapon

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A centerfire cartridge is a cartridge with a primer located in the center of the cartridge case head. Unlike rimfire cartridges, the primer is a separate and replaceable component. The centerfire cartridge has supplanted the rimfire in all but the smallest cartridge sizes. Except for low

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Silver fulminate is a primary explosive that has very little practical value due to its extreme sensitivity to impact, heat, pressure and electricity. The compound becomes progressively sensitive as it is aggregated, even in small amounts; the touch of a falling feather , the impact of a