2. Fill previously primed cartridge case with match head coatings up to its neck. Pack evenly and tightly with match stick.

Wooden Match Stick.

Neck of Cartridge

Match Heads

I CAUTION: Remove head of match stick before packing. In all pecking operations, stand off to the side and pack gently. Do not hammer.

3. Place rag wad in neck of case. Pack with match stick from which head was removed.


Iron water pipe approximately 4 ft (1 meter) long and 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) in diameter

Black powder (commercial) or salvaged artillery propellent about 1/2 lb. (200 gms)

Safety or improvised fuse (Section VI, No. 7) or improvised electrical igniter (Section VI, No. 2)

Stones and/or metal scrap chunks approximately 1/2 in. (1 cm) in diam< eter - about 1 lb. (400 gms) total

4 rags for wadding, each about 20 in. by 20 in. (SO cm by 50 cm)


Paper or rig

NOTE: Be sure that the water pipe has no cracks or flaws.

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