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« on: October 17, 2020, 06:16:31 PM »
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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 08:24:23 PM »
Ok...I googled that name and it came up something totally bizarre....'''

Ya gona tell us what that thing is or does... Look neat and I'm guessing some sort of fires tarter, but that's a guess

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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 09:13:29 PM »
 Its a powder tester. The cogwheel is part of the muzzle cover. And there is a spring that bears against the cogwheel. When its fired, (full to the muzzle), it blows the muzzle cap as far as it will, where the number on the cogwheel is registered. Then there is the lever under the trigger guard that takes the spring tension off so you can reset it. There is also a flat bottomed drill bit in the other end of the nipple wrench (covered by a cap) that lets you make sure all the crusty stuff from the last shot is gone. Doesn't hold much. I/8" bore and 1/2" of bbl. But it sure is a DO-DAD!
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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 09:30:59 PM »
Who makes that? Can I assume it's a kit by the looks of the grip? A DO-DAD in every sense of the word...
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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 09:37:32 PM »
Oh heck, just looking at the title of this thread, I thought this was going about a Chevy sports car.
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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 10:02:59 PM »
 Yeah, it is was kit made by Palmetto. Don't think they are still around.

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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 08:02:07 AM »
Probably a "Must Have", if your an 18th century black  powder merchant.  :bl th up
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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 08:26:10 AM »
Dixie Gun Works was selling them for $89.95 back in 1997 (and probably earlier then that). Could never justify buying or having one... Though I'm sure they have their place.  :shake

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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 12:54:57 PM »
Probably a "Must Have", if your an 18th century black  powder merchant.  :bl th up

Yep - back then, there were many who made their own BP to sell.

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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 01:58:06 PM »
yea, Google said a powder tester, but it didn't elaborate...

3f only went to 3 eh... how far does that wheel go? 

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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 06:44:43 PM »
It looked like a must-have doodad, until I went to Dixie's site and saw the price!  :laffing For $185 I can think of more urgent things I can spend it on....

Anyway, here you go:

https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/8501/category_id/321/product_name/PH0541+POWDER+TESTER

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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 07:01:33 PM »
Just think, in only a little over 20 years, the price has just doubled.  I think prices on other things might have gone up a few more percentage points.
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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2020, 06:29:02 PM »
  Good thing I didn't buy it from Dixie!
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Re: Eprouvette
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2020, 10:30:01 PM »
I wonder how much this one went for.  It appears to be the same box as you show, has the palm tree in the right bottom of the box.

https://www.icollector.com/Modern-copy-of-a-black-powder-tester-Eprouvette-in-overall-very-good-uncleaned-condition-in-card_i11980034

It looks a lot rougher than yours!  :lol sign

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