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Only one detonated -- a foot-long pipe that contained black powder, a battery, wiring, nails and screws.
The original black powder Walker Colt is a collector’s item today.
Storing volatile black powder in populous New York City had grown too risky.
According to the victim's family, the hand grenade was stolen along with multiple shotguns, ammunition, and an antique black powder rifle.
Police arrested Smith after witnesses accused him of pepper-spraying them, but Smith said the two women who complained breathed in black powder from a musket.
The black powder used as propellant in 19th-century guns produced thick plumes of lead, carbon, sulfur, and potassium nitrate when combusted.
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