Authentic cartridges accurately resembling period rounds, with bullets simulated by tissue paper
Best practices for making your own Enfield cartridges for the P1853 rifle, and a few tips for troubleshooting if your Enfield cartridges don't seem to be working.
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Bullets and cartridges correctly made to historic specifications for Civil War-period long arms
Brett and Darrell shooting Enfield cartridges from P1853 Enfield rifles
A short introduction to period-correct ammunition methods of construction for Civil War era cartridges
Authentic Paper Cartridges
The history and development of the bullets and cartridges used in the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket
A few observations about making and shooting historically-accurate cartridges in the P1853 Enfield.
Updated February 2018
Making accurate reproductions of historical military muzzleloading bullets and cartridges, since 2008!
NEW! For Pedersoli's M1854 Lorenz and 1857 Mauser