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Reclamation of RDX from C-4 Explosives by the Jolly Roger RDX can be obtained from C-4 explosives with the use of gasoline. It can be used as a booster explosive for detonators or as a high explosive charge. Material Required ----------------- Gasoline C-4 explosive 2 - pint glass jars, wide mouth Paper towels Stirring rod (glass or wood) Water Ceramic or glass dish Pan Heat source Teaspoon Cup Tape NOTE: Water, Ceramic or glass dish, pan, & heat source are all optional. The RDX can be air dried instead. Procedure: --------- 1) Place 1-1/2 teaspoons (15 grams) of C-4 explosive in one of the pint jars. Add 1 cup (240 milliliters) of gasoline. NOTE: These quantities can be increased to obtain more RDX. For example, use 2 gallons of gasoline per 1 cup of C-4. 2) Knead and stir the C-4 with the rod until the C-4 has broken down into small particles. Allow mixture to stand for 1/2 hour. 3) Stir the mixture again until a fine white powder remains on the bottom of the jar. 4) Filter the mixture through a paper towel into the other glass jar. Wash the particles collected on the paper towel with 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) of gasoline. Discard the waste liquid. 5) Place the RDX particles in a glass or ceramic dish. Set the dish in a pan of hot water, not boiling and dry for a period of 1 hour. NOTE: The RDX particles may be air dried for a period of 2 to 3 hours.

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