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.
The history and development of the bullets and cartridges used in the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket. This 40-page downloadable PDF includes the patterns for every version of the remarkable Enfield cartridge, from the first bullet designed by Metford and perfected by Pritchett, to the final .550-inch version of the cartridge produced by Colonel Boxer's Royal Laboratory.
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A few observations about making and shooting historically-accurate cartridges in the P1853 Enfield.
Updated February 2018
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Brett and Darrell shooting Enfield cartridges from P1853 Enfield rifles
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The history and development of the bullets and cartridges used in the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket