Probably by putting beeswax, or some mixture of it with wax, over the capped nipples, and properly sealing the front chambers with the same material.Myself, I always wondered how the heck he kept his powder dry.
Yup. A LOT of westerns used those C&B "looking" guns actually used blanks. A local gunstore here actually sold a Colt 1860 that fired cartridge blanks once ... I guess re enactors might enjoy them, but seems to me most would prefer real C&B because you can load real lead balls in them at the range, and then just a load of powder while re-enacting. Don't know what other use they'd be outside movies.Aww, Tommy. Just being my smart a...aleck, yeah aleck Irish self.
All those cap and ball looking guns fired cartdge blanks. 3 in 1's I think they call them, because they could be used in three different caliber revolvers.
Mike, I really want a look at your resume. You got credentials I would kill for!
Yeah...Bruce Lee's son Brandon was killed during the filming of "The Crow" when somehow a live round was loaded into one of the prop guns. Don't think anyone was ever charged in that, but I could be wrong.Yup. .... and then, to that, you add the onus that hangs over real guns and Hollywood since a few actors died due to firearms mishaps of some kind (like John Eric-Hexum who put a blank loaded gun to his head and fired it; no bullet, but the directed explosion of the powder was enough, that close and confined) and you can see that the studios might get to really like those airsoft look-a-likes, and other phony guns, and use CGI for the effects if they can.