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Sabots? and the 1851 Navy

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Chase., May 21, 2011.

  1. Chase.

    Chase. New Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    What exactly are sabots and can you use them in something like an 1851 navy? I have never heard of them before...
    Otherwise can you use this type of bullet? I have only ever used more traditional items... would a .45 jam into a .44 like with lead?

  2. arcticap

    arcticap Senior Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Central Connecticut
    Modern plastic sabots can be seen here:


    They would need to be the precise size to fit in the chambers properly while leaving room for powder.
    I've never heard of anyone using saboted bullets or a Powerbelt bullet in any C&B revolver and don't know if any of them would fit.
    They're basically designed to be used in single shot rifles and pistols and it's doubtful that they would work well in a C&B revolver.
    It's probably best to only load the solid projectiles that the C&B revolvers were designed to shoot.
    Last edited: May 22, 2011

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