Ignition for new muzzleloader

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Scratchammo, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    I'm in the process of building a .62 pistol. I've port fired huge charges from it without any ill effects on the barrel. My current setup is with model airplane glow plugs, they work fairly well but only for so many shots. After that, the plug either becomes too fouled or it burns out.

    I'm curious as to what else could be used to ignite the charge without priming (that means no flint or caps). Would something like a spark plug work?

    Please don't make this a safety lecture, I'm well aware of the dangers of black powder.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Not sure about the purpose of this but I'm sure model rocket ignitors would work.
     

  3. magnumman

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    How about a grill igniter?
     
  4. hiwall

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    a spark plug would work and could likely handle the pressure but would foul very quickly. plus they are designed to run with thousands of volts
     
  5. Scratchammo

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    Basically to reload as fast as possible. Rocket ignitor sounds interesting, but I'd probably have to replace it after each shot.
     
  6. Scratchammo

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    Like a piezo? I could try that.
     
  7. Scratchammo

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    I'd probably have to use Triple Se7en then. My idea is to wire it to a stun gun.
     
  8. Scratchammo

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    A buddy of mine has a Volkswagen ceramic glow plug to let me try. May or my not have terrible lock time, I'll try a few expiriments when I get it. Will be timing the delay & cool-down. Anyone here familiar with automotive glow plugs?
     
  9. Scratchammo

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    Tried the a Bosch Platinum 4 with 777, didn't work :(

    I'll try it again with real black priming powder.

    Haven't got the ceramic plug yet.
     
  10. ofitg

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