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Video - Shooting cap & ball with paper cartridges

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Mar 28, 2011.

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  1. duelist1954

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    Very nice! I plan on using paper cartridges in my .36 brass framed navy.
     
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    Here you are Mike

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    I am thinking of making some for my 1858 New Army repro
     
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    Did you use any grease over the cartridges? Or were Wonder Wads used under the conicals (over powder wads)?
    BTW...just subscribed to Guns of the Old West & enjoying it.
     
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    um you have to watch the video. the paper cartridges were given to him
     
  7. duelist1954

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    I didn't grease over the chambers. The conicals have a lube ring in the bullet.
     
  8. duelist1954

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    Kwhi43, thanks for the pic!
     
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    I did watch the vid....three times. I assumed he knew how they were constructed, and the photos of the conicals appeared to have a hard lube on them....
     
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    Thats great!

    I have a dummy cartridge box in one of my display boxes, but I would like to buy some of those if they ever become available for the 1860 and the 1851 Navy.
     
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    That's really neat. I like that packaging a lot.
     
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    I really didn't do the packaging justice in the video. I think I did better in my column. He has three different packaging styles under the brown paper. The coolest are the wooden blocks drilled to hold cartridges with 7 holes...6 for cartridges and the seventh for a twist of paper holding six caps.
     
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    Currently reading my first issue, stand bought though, I may be subscribing soon
     
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    That's very cool & they look extremely professionally made, you made the Gong sing with each squeeze. :)

    I'd be interested in the ballistics of these just to see approximately what our Great Grand Fathers had to deffend them selves with during those time periods.
     
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    I should have chronographed them. It was soooo bloody cold that day that I got lazy...wanted to get in out of the cold.
     
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