Summer 2019 Update: Please expect 10 days before your order ships. I'm doing my best to keep up, but everything sold here is truly hand-made one at a time, and I sometimes fall behind in busy summer months. Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Authentic cartridges accurately resembling period rounds, with bullets simulated by tissue paper
The history and development of the bullets and cartridges used in the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket
Brett and Darrell shooting Enfield cartridges from P1853 Enfield rifles
A few observations about making and shooting historically-accurate cartridges in the P1853 Enfield.
Updated February 2018
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.
We make more than just paper cartridges! Visit our sister site at www.FTG1853.com for historically correct reproductions of various Victorian-era military and civilian items.
Authentic Paper Cartridges
Bullets and cartridges correctly made to historic specifications for Civil War-period long arms
Please call or email if you have any questions. I enjoy talking to my customers! I do my best to respond to emails in 24 hours; please keep in mind this website is a labor of love, and not my full-time "real" job!
EVERY product sold here is made one at a time, by hand. I ship most orders in 72 hours but occasionally may take a little longer. I appreciate your patience and understanding. I'm just one guy with an old dachshund (and he doesn't help much).
A short introduction to period-correct ammunition methods of construction for Civil War era cartridges