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
Ten Years of authentic cartridges! 2008 - 2018
We make historically-accurate bullets and cartridges for black powder muzzleloaders from the Civil War era (and occasionally shoot them ourselves)
Authentic Paper Cartridges
The history and development of the bullets and cartridges used in the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket
A short introduction to period-correct ammunition methods of construction for Civil War era cartridges
Authentic cartridges accurately resembling period rounds, with bullets simulated by tissue paper
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