Black is a color which results from the absence or complete absorption of visible light. It is an achromatic color, without hue, like white and gray. It is often used symbolically or figuratively to represent darkness. Black and white have often been used to describe opposites such as good and evil, the Dark Ages versus Age of Enlightenment, and night versus day. Since the Middle Ages, black has been the symbolic color of solemnity and authority, and for this reason is still commonly worn by judges and magistrates.Black was one of the first colors used by artists in neolithic cave paintings. It was used in ancient Egypt and Greece as the color of the underworld. In the Roman Empire, it became the color of mourning, and over the centuries it was frequently associated with death, evil, witches, and magic. In the 14th century, it was worn by royalty, clergy, judges and government officials in much of Europe. It became the color worn by English romantic poets, businessmen and statesmen in the 19th century, and a high fashion color in the 20th century. According to surveys in Europe and North America, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, force, violence, evil and elegance.Black ink is the most common color used for printing books, newspapers and documents, as it provides the highest contrast with white paper and thus is the easiest color to read. Similarly, black text on a white screen is the most common format used on computer screens. As of September 2019, the darkest material is made by MIT engineers from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes.

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    Any interest in large Black Powder Collection, pistols and rifles

    Various pistol an rifles. Contact if interested.
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    Mowery .50 black powder rifle

    Any interest in this rifle?
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    Mowery .50 Caliber Black Powder

    Bi Centenial Model .50 .In great Shape.Have new main spring also.Looking for a value?Any help.
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    Where can I buy black powder & 209 primers in Lake Havasu City

    Need help never owned a black powder gun before looking forward to firing it. Just got my AGC 12 gauge pistol. Need powder and 209 primers 1/2 ounce balls would be nice too. Does anybody know where can I obtain in Lake Havasu City , AZ
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    Source for Black Powder

    I may have answered my own question on where to buy black powder so I'll offer up a source I have used in the past when I was an active competitor in the BPCR game. When shooting long range black powder cartridge rifle in the nineties, I used to go through a lot of Goex cartridge grade powder...
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