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Brett Gibbons started selling authentic cartridges for Civil War reenacting in 2008. More recently, he has teamed up with Darrell Rivers to expand new product lines at www.FTG1853.com 

None of us are in the authentic cartridge business to get rich; it's not exactly a lucrative field. We have been using all the cartridges for sale on this site for many years. Over many years of shooting and reenacting, we've figured out what works for us and if it also works for you, we are very happy to be able to help. Not everyone has the time, space, immense patience, and dexterity to make authentic cartridges; others just find it more convenient to buy them ready-made.

It may not be good business sense, but we have published articles on this site and elsewhere that provides step by step instructions on how to make everything we sell here. We hope this website has been useful for you!