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paper cartridge problems

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by sidewinder slim, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. I just tried paper cartridges in my 1851 navy and couldnt get them to go in the chamber does anybody have a solution:confused:
  2. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Make em smaller an TAPER em. Needa rod?
  3. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Use a slightly smaller and tapered dowel to make your cartridge tube, and don't overlap the edges more then about 3/16". See if that doesn't make a difference. Also use very thin paper. When you seat the ball or bullet the paper in front may shear off, but by then the part with the powder charge will be in the chamber.
  4. what kind of rod do i need
  5. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Jus one ta form yer paper aroun. Look at tha sticky at top of tha forum here, i thinks thays an example.
  6. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

    It also helps a lot to use high quality rolling papers. I used some cheap ones, and not only did were they harder to use and more fragile (and pretty suceptible to bulging, both during the manufacturing process and while trying to load them), they didn't burn completely and they really really stunk when fired. Me and my dad were coughing for about 5 minutes after I lit one of those off!
  7. Ray P

    Ray P Well-Known Member

    For the rod, I most often use a tapered dowel. For my .44 NMA, I chucked a 3/8" the dowel in the drill press, and added a slight taper with a file. Then I sanded the tapered section smooth. Finally, I applied some wax to the tapered section.

    I have also re-nitrated rolling papers to ensure a good burn; but that might have been excessive.
  8. Duncaninfrance

    Duncaninfrance Well-Known Member

    Me and my dad were coughing for about 5 minutes after I lit one of those off!
    Just proves that SOME smoking IS bad for you :evil:

  9. Tinker2

    Tinker2 Well-Known Member

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