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12 August 1665

Slaget på Bergens våg var et sjøslag i Bergen under den andre anglo-nederlandske krig mellom England og De forente Nederlandene. Slaget ble utkjempet mellom en engelsk og en nederlandsk flåte. De dansk-norske styrkene i byen kom med i kampen på... Read more ...

12 August 1665

Slaget på Bergens våg
Slaget på Bergens våg var et sjøslag i Bergen under den andre anglo-nederlandske krig mellom England og De forente Nederlandene. Slaget ble utkjempet mellom en engelsk og en nederlandsk flåte. De dansk-norske styrkene i byen kom med i kampen på nederlandsk side, og dette er den eneste gangen Bergenhus festning har vært i kamp. Slaget endte med nederlandsk seier.

En flåte på seksti nederlandske skip, deriblant ti skip fra Det nederlandske Ostindiske kompani med svært verdifull last, søkte under forfølgelse av engelske krigsskip tilflukt i Bergens nøytrale havn. Fredrik 3. – konge av Danmark-Norge – var usikker på hvilket land han skulle støtte. Han inngikk i hemmelighet en avtale med engelskmennene om å dele byttet om man angrep skipene.

Kongens avgjørelse kom imidlertid for sent fram til Bergen, og da engelskmennene gikk til angrep satte garnisonen på Bergenhus seg kraftig til motverge. Kampen ble kort og blodig, og engelskmennene flyktet. Fortsatt sitter en kanonkule i veggen på Domkirken i Bergen som minne fra dette slaget.


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    From time to time you stumble across things you can't manage without. One of my things is Jeff Tanner's powder dispenser. It's simple, cheap, and best of all: it's incredibly time-saving. I've used mine for a couple of years now, and my old Lyman No. 55 is used less and less.

    You can easily bring the dispenser to the range, or move it around in your house and attach it to, for example, a table. On the range it is handy for filling the phials that MLAIC shooters use (it is not allowed to fill powder directly from a flask or powder horn).

    A simple device

    The dispenser consists of a light plastic moulding with a spring-loaded aluminium cut off. On the back it has a clamp attached to it, thus making it easy to fasten the dispenser on a table, a plank or to the shooting bench. A plastic bottle filled with powder is screwed on top of the moulding. The bottles come in two sizes: small and large. I'd advise you to buy a couple of bottles to make sure you can bring different granulations to the range. I also carry a bottle of semolina for measuring fillers for cap & ball revolvers.

    But how does it work? Tanners powder dispenser is a dispenser – not a measure. It lacks a measuring device, but is meant to be used with the adjustable powder measures most black powder shooters carry. The dispenser makes sure that the correct amount of powder is dispensed into the measure.

    Consistency

    But is it consistent? The answer is yes. And no. It's accurate as long as the powder volume in the bottle is about the same, but when it starts to empty it throws slightly lighter charges. I'm known to be very particular about powder weights though, and you probably won't care about the difference.

    See how the dispenser works in the video below.

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    What about disadvantages? There are some. You may experience some powder leakage from the cut off. Because of this, the cut off mechanism chokes from time to time, especially with the larger granulations. However, this is a device I cannot manage without. I still use my Lyman No. 55 for the large jobs – for example when loading large amount of cartridges, but for everyday use I stick to Tanners powder dispenser.

    Ordering

    The dispenser can be ordered from Jeff Tanner and costs 50 USD, 25 GB or 40 Euros. Two bottles are included. He also makes affordable roundball moulds in all diameters, as well as patches and other black powder accessories.

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