This kit contains no musket balls, and is intended for those who have their own projectiles, or who those who wish to construct blank cartridges.
Throughout the Civil War, .54 caliber muskets of various design were issued to troops of both sides, including the imported Austrian Lorenz rifle, and the venerable old M1841 Mississippi Rifle, a veteran of the Mexican War. The conical Minié-style projectile was developed for use in these rifles, as was a modern paper cartridge to facilitate speedy reload on the battlefield.
This kit is designed to provide you with all the materials to make 50 of your own fully functional cartridges of this pattern, historically accurate for Civil War-era impressions, minus black powder and projectiles. The kits feature:
- Cartridge papers of soft, off-white newsprint.
- Twine to fix and bundle cartridges.
- A forming dowel.
- A choking cord assembly/stand.
- Five wrappers with historically correct arsenal labels to bundle your completed cartridges.
Detailed, illustrated instructions included within the kit will walk you through the historical process of constructing cartridges.
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