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Old 12-02-2018, 04:59 PM
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My dad said when he was in the marines (1957) they just mixed some diesel fuel with their zippo lighter fluid to make it burn dirty. - I like the 30-06 shell idea. you can play around with different fuels, and use what you have on hand.
I cant even think of that awful smell...



Anyhow I made one and used it at the last match. Worked just fine. Caap did not leak either and the odorless spirits was a good thing
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:35 AM
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Slight up date: I used some lamp oil, so far it has out lasted the mineral spirits.
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:05 PM
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Slight up date: I used some lamp oil, so far it has out lasted the mineral spirits.
Thanks for the update, I'll have to give it a try. Eddie
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:59 PM
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I'm surprised no wize guy has said anything about the primer in the 30-06 being spent instead of live!
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:50 PM
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I tried this using honing oil and it works really well.
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:24 PM
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In the Army we used a BIC lighter
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:37 AM
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Slight up date: I used some lamp oil, so far it has out lasted the mineral spirits.
I tried the lamp oil, works great. Eddie
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:34 PM
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n.b. Isoproply alcohol has a very sooty flame.
We used to us carbide. Everyone had some sort of carbide lamp or smoker to blacken sights. Then almost every hardware store sold carbide. I tried using some Bangsite a while back but the stuff is so finely ground that it flashes to acetylene almost instantly. Does anyone know where to find small quantities of gravel sized calcium carbide?
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Old 05-31-2020, 09:28 PM
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n.b. Isoproply alcohol has a very sooty flame.
We used to us carbide. Everyone had some sort of carbide lamp or smoker to blacken sights. Then almost every hardware store sold carbide. I tried using some Bangsite a while back but the stuff is so finely ground that it flashes to acetylene almost instantly. Does anyone know where to find small quantities of gravel sized calcium carbide?
Try looking on Amazon. They have miners grade calcium carbide. Eddie
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