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For those with medical problems, let a pard know of your problem. If you wear a Medical Alert tag on your wrist or neck this is perfectly OK. If no one knows how to help you, it can be dangerous. We want you to be a living credit to our hobby.

Safety - Firearms

First Law of Firearms The First Law of firearm safety is: Consider a firearm as being LOADED and DEADLY at all times!

Firearms Definition

Weapons shall be understood to be "Firearms" are defined as a weapon capable of firing a missile, especially a rifle or pistol using an explosive charge as a propellant.

Firearms Safety

A.

No weapon will be allowed to field if it slips out of half cock when activated by the trigger on your finger (full weight of weapon on trigger or normal pressure applied).

B.

Muskets will be of the three (3) band type, unless used in Living History demonstration and/or approved by the commanding officer.

C.

All parts of the weapon must fit properly and tightly.

D.

No weapon may field with checks or cracks in any part of the stock.

E.

Only black powder may be used in muzzle loading firearms. No smokeless powder should ever be used in these firearms.

F.

Pistols must be only carried or used by Officers, NCOs, Artillerymen, and Cavalrymen according to their era regulations.

G.

Puffed wheat, cream of wheat, extremely thin slices of cork and peanut butter or other fully combustible materials are allowed as wadding for black powder revolvers. Do not use wax, wool, or “wonder wads”. Anything that does not completely burn within 10 feet of the end of the barrel becomes a projectile.

H.

Brass cartridge fed firearms must use either manufacturer’s blanks or reloads made to the manufacturer’s specifications. Smokeless powder can not be used in black powder cartridges.

Blank vs. Live round definition

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