During the 1850’s, the British Army adopted a new rifle- the Enfield Pattern 1853- and with it, a new style of cartridge and projectile.
These projectiles, known as Pritchett bullets, resembled a hollow based Minié ball, but without the grease grooves. Pritchett balls were patched with paper and lubricated with a 6:1 mutton tallow/beeswax mixture. Using local beeswax and pure sheep fat, we’ve faithfully reproduced this recipe. These blocks of lubricant contain enough to coat 50+ rounds.
Click to see our .577cal "Enfield" Pritchett bullets!