Swaged paper patch cylindrical Whitworth bullets, 530 grains pure lead, for .451" rifles, diameter .442". The historically-correct Whitworth bullets are exact recreations of the originals made for the British Army (and imported for the Confederate Army). They were designed at the Royal Arsenal to work perfectly in the hexagonal Whitworth bore. Because they are swaged, and not cast, they are essentially perfect in weight and size. Warranted to be within 2 grains plus or minus from target weight of 530.0 grains (most are within 1-grain). Paper patched, they are .449 in diameter.
Johnston & Dow .44-cal conical for cap and ball revolvers, cast on the Eras Gone mold. Millions were provided for Federal contracts in the Civil War, and today this remains a very popular conical for the venerable .44's. About 220 grains, pure lead, and they fall from the mold about .459" diameter.
.41 Swiss (10.4mm Vetterli) bullets, 318 grains, heeled with hollow base. An exact recreation of the original bullet used in the Swiss military M/69 Vetterli rifle. Flat nose for safety in Vetterli rifles converted to centerfire. This bullet is the correct overall length to ensure reliable function of the Vetterli tube magazine. Hollow base ensures expansion and accuracy even in rifles with worn bores. Click here to learn more. $39.75, price includes US shipping.
Colt Cartridge Works conical bullets for .36-caliber cap and ball revolvers, cast on the wonderful Eras Gone bullet mold. I have very limited supply on hand, which I cast back in 2020 before I deployed. $12 for 50 bullets, plus shipping to US addresses only.
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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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Williams Patent "Cleaner" cartridges for .58 or .577 caliber rifle-muskets, Type II, 600 grains, .574" diameter. The Williams bullet has a controversial reputation. Even though its inventor, Elijah Williams, proposed it as a more accurate rifle bullet, this unique projectile's ability to clean the fouling from a dirty barrel has given it the nickname "the Williams Cleaner." Tens of millions were made for U.S. Army service, and to identify Williams cartridges, the paper was often dyed blue and these historically correct cartridges are also dyed using a period process. At 600 grains, the Williams delivers enormous energy and the base plug ensures rapid, full expansion. Click here for more info.
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.
.44 Kerr cap and ball revolver bullets. Cast on the Eras Gone mold. Personally, I find this to be the best bullet for my .44 C&B's and because it is a heeled bullet, it is easy to load, even in revolvers with small frame cut-outs. $24, price includes shipping!
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The history and development of the bullets and cartridges used in the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket
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