Tag: blackpowder

Painting With Gunpowder

This video about a Chinese artist who “paints” with gunpowder (blackpowder) is worth watching. As usual, when linking to a Vice.com video, I have to point out that a lot of what is said in the video is total nonsense. Gunpowder is not natural, unless [Read More…]

1842 Vampire Hunting Kit

A reader spotted an auction at Gunbroker.com for a vampire hunting kit produced in 1842. The kit contains a crude percussion lock pistol, four silver bullets (engraved with crosses) and a powerhorn along with numerous other quintessential anti-vampire accessories such [Read More…]

Belgian Percussion Eprouvette

This contraption is a Belgian Percussion Eprouvette. Back in the days when blackpowder was of dubious quality, devices like these were used to test the potency of the powder at hand. The barrel plug is attached to a V shaped spring. When fired the spring compresses [Read More…]

Amazing Gun Powder Art

A NY-based Chinese-national artist recently created an impressive daylight pyrotechnic display using 8,000 anti-missile countermeasure shells. Photos of the display can be seen at the DailyMail. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing us the link. ]  

Chiappa Factory Tour

Chiappa Group is a corporation that includes Armi Sport, Kimar, Chiappa Firearms Ltd. and other companies in the firearms manufacturing world. The following information was compiled by the GunsForSale.com staff after interviewing members of the Chiappa Group at IWA 2011 [Read More…]