FRENCH COCOA POWDER COMPOSITION
COMMENTS: This composition is intended for firing projectiles from small-bore, handheld weapons. It may also be used for lifting aerial shells from fireworks mortars; however, some testing as to the suitability of the composition may be necessary.
Cocoa powders are more sensitive to friction than ordinary black powder. Accidents have resulted from shaking of the composition in a canvas sack.
PREPARATION (parts by weight):
|Charcoal (rye straw)||0.190|