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- n. any salt of styphnic acid
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- n. A salt of styphnic acid.
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Is there a shortage of lead styphnate or cup metal?
Lead styphnate (a mustard coloured powder) can be extracted from primers by soaking the primers in acetone, this disolves the glue.
The lead styphnate is also combined with various oxidisers & fuels to hotten and lengthen the flame.
1.10 - RIFLE PRIMERS The explosive used in rifle primers (most commonly - lead styphnate) detonates violently with no confinement.