i need to get cap gun powder out of an eight shot ring but it keeps exploding on me
just cut it individualy and it will not pop back because if its all packed together some of the gunpowder explodes with the others.
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take an exacto knife that has a long and narrow blade, then carefully pry the paper covering the powder off. .
Cooldude703, cap gun powder is not flash powder. It's actually Potassium Chlorate, powdered glass, and phosphorous. Good idea with the nail, though!
or you can take a small screw driver and apply perssuer to the back of the cap
use a finishing nail and slowly and carefully put it in the cap and put it on the side then pop out the percussion cap and knock out the powder onto a peice of paper (cap gun powder is flash powder so be careful!)