What is Smokeless Powder?
Smokeless Powder is a propellant used in firearms.
It isn't "smoke free" as the name implies but
produces a small amount of smoke as compared to the older black
powder that was used previously. It leaves a small
amount of residue that is non-corrosive. Black powder leaves a
heavy, fouling corrosive residue. The invention of smokeless
power made possible the development of modern semi-automatic and
automatic firearms which would not be able to operate with the
corrosive and heavy fouling of the black powder.
Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)
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