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Old 11-30-2017, 01:14 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by 69Rebel View Post
Smokeless powder and self contained cartridges specifically.
Semi/full auto are basically impossible with black powder.
Absolutely. Ferdinand Mannlicher did design a smattering of self-loading black powder firearms, but the fouling rendered them inoperable after very few rounds.

Smokeless powder made self-loaders viable.
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