Although fireworks and special effects are our primary focus, we also offer the most reliable friction primers in the business, Schuetzen, and Swiss black powder, musket and pistol caps, and other tools you need to keep your black powder firearms and artillery firing.
Our friction primers are the best and most historcally correct way to fire Civil War through Spanish-American War period artillery. Our friction primers are carefully manufactered by hand using original formulas from the 1863 Ordnance manual. Primers are guaranteed against misfires. If you ever have one fail return it for a free replacement. (Primers are not guranteed against issues caused by poorly maintained or incorrectly sized vents, impropper storage, or user error.)
Primers are 3/16" diameter and 1 3/4" long. For best fit and function, your cannon's vent should be about .200" diameter (#7 drill). Keep vents clean for best performance.
Primers are $1.00 each.
Minimum order 25 pieces except when ordered with other products or picked up in person. Sorry, no exceptions. Please always allow at least 2-4 weeks for delivery. Lead times may be as much as 6-8 weeks during extremely busy times, especially May through September. Your patience is appreciated. Please order as far in advance of need as possible.
20 foot lengths. Perfect for firing model cannons.
.070" Chinese $5.00
.125" Chinese $5.00
.125" waterproof American $10.00
Pictured above, CCI reenactor musket caps are a lower priced alternative to RWS caps. They are made of copper like the orginals used during the Civil War. They're not quite as hot as RWS. They remind me a lot of the old Navy Arms caps.
CCI Reenactor Musket Caps $11.00/can of 100.
CCI #10 and #11 caps are also available.
#10 In Stock $7.50/can
#11 In Stock $7.50/can
Caps must be picked up either at our facility or at an event. No shipping! No exceptions!
Reenactor grade $16.00/lb
A vent pick is a long brass wire with a handle that is used to puncture the powder bag (foil) and expose the charge to the primer flame.
Price $ 16.00 ea.
Made the same way as the pick but with a wire brush threaded into the end to keep your vent clean and avoid stuck primers.
Price $20.00 ea
Brass with swivel funnel. Measures from 5 -120 grains.
Brass. Holds 15 #10 or #11 caps for easy dispensing.
A fun affordable item to make your evening around the campfire a little more interesting. Simply open the package and sprinkle into your campfire and watch the blue, purple, and green flames appear. This can be shipped anywhere in the US without restrictions.